Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management concentration combines complex business principles with biological and social sciences to lead to careers in the hospitality industry. Students pursue positions in restaurant management, event planning, catering and food service sectors.

FSHN Hospitality Management Requirements

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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 – Jill Craft
295 Bevier Hall – MC 182
905 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-8805

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