The National Restaurant Association predicts that the restaurant industry will add 1.3 million jobs in the next decade.
The University of Illinois Hospitality Management program is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation by the Gourman Report.
Students in this concentration learn how to properly manage institutional, commercial, catering and fine dining facilities and other aspects related to managing a successful business.
Students gather hands-on experience through management of the Bevier Café, Spice Box, and required practical and professional internships.
Students in this concentration take 21 hours of business courses, which is very close to the requirement for a business minor.
Graduates accept positions with restaurants, hotels, private clubs, and caterers.
Career opportunities include food services, lodging services, recreation services and travel-related services.
For More Information
Hospitality Management Undergraduate Advisor – Ms. Beth Reutter
293 Bevier Hall – MC 182
905 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Career Opportunity: Director of Operations
A Director of Operations at a restaurant oversees all employees and management teams within their restaurant. Their main duties include paying outside vendors, overseeing pa roll, and handling food costs. The Director of Operations reports directly to the store owner and is responsible for coordinating, planning, and directing people to guarantee success for the restaurant.