Hospitality Business Management

Hospitality Business Management

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Looking for a career in an expanding industry? Opportunities to work around the world? The intellectual challenge of managing a complex business while also helping people? Do you want to learn from the best?

Then consider earning a B.A. degree in Hospitality Business Management at WSU Vancouver. The Southwest Washington–Portland metro area is one of the nation’s fastest-growing tourism destinations.

A world-class education is within your reach.

Your ticket to the future

The hospitality industry is booming, with more than 52,000 lodging properties and 980,000 restaurants nationwide—and counting.

With a degree in Hospitality Business Management, you can expect to qualify for managerial positions at:

  • International hotel and restaurant chains
  • Convention centers
  • Sports facilities
  • Entertainment services
  • Resorts
  • Tourism attractions
  • Destination marketing organizations
  • And more

A tourism epicenter

You might find yourself working in purchasing, marketing, sales, hiring and training employees, organizing catering and forecasting facility profits. Or you might even operate your own restaurant or hotel.

A world of opportunity

You will also have the chance to study abroad. We have an international campus in Switzerland and opportunities to study in Italy, Thailand and other destinations.

Next steps

Contact the academic advisor, Mary Stender, for details about the degree and curricular offerings.

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The School of Hospitality Business Management produces graduates who will be able to:

  • Complete a 1,000 hour industry requirement, earning employer evalution scores of 80% or higher.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative hospitality business leadership skills to solve problems.
  • Identify service issues and propose service solutions while considering multiple stakeholders.
  • As members of a team, through a group project, evaluate a hospitality operation and present acceptable findings and/or solutions considering the implications for multiple stakeholders.
  • Gain deeper understanding of different cultures and business operations from these cultures, preferable through study abroad.