Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Learn fundamental and current principles of hospitality management taught by academic leaders in the field.

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About this Program

The BS in Hospitality Management is designed to enhance and strengthen students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills so that they can address, meet, and adapt to the various needs of the hospitality industry in managerial positions.

Hospitality majors gain practical knowledge of the industry through diverse educational opportunities, including study abroad, educational field trips to surrounding businesses, and student internships.

Students pursuing a degree his hospitality will also have opportunites to operate Lenoir Dining, a student-run restaurant located in Lenoir Hall and get hands-on experience at the Inn at Ole Miss.  

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    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study

    Health and Social Services


    4 years


    B.S. in Hospitality Management

    Program Location



    Event management

    Required Credit Hours


    Course Requirements

    See information below on the Hospitality Management major. For a full description, visit the online catalog.

    Students pursuing a minor in hospitality management must complete 18 hours (6 courses). This minor can be completed online.

    The core course for the minor is NHM 215 - Introduction to Hospitality Management.

    Students must choose five electives from the following courses:

    The Hospitality Management Program at the University of Mississippi is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), PO Box 400, Oxford, MD 21654 (Phone 1-410-226-5527).

    What does Hospitality Management look like in the job market?


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    Freshman through Junior years

    Hospitality Majors are involved in many areas of the industry during their time at UM. Much of this experience is gained through the accumulation of 600 industry hours.

    The Program’s Pre-Internship requires 200 industry hours (total) during Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years. Students earn hours by assisting in departmental and campus-wide events, working in the local hospitality industry, and volunteering within the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Hospitality Majors may also pursue opportunities in other locations like their hometown.

    Student working in a hospitality environment

    Senior Year

    Once students complete the 200 required Pre-Internship hours and other course prerequisites, they can register and complete the hospitality management internship, NHM 484. Students enrolled in this coursework an average of 40 hours a week during Fall, Spring, or Full summer semester, completing a total of 400 hours in an enriching and rewarding facet of the industry. 

    Although hospitality majors find their own pre-internships and internships, it is recommended that you seek advice from your HM Faculty Mentor.  HM Faculty Mentors are dedicated to assisting students find the perfect industry for their career after graduation.

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    What jobs can you get with a degree in Hospitality Management?

    • Restaurant Manager
    • Sous Chef
    • Sommelier
    • Travel Agent
    • Front Office Manager
    • Director of Housekeeping
    • Bridal Consultant
    • Event Planner

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