Hospitality Management

Be a leader in the guest services industry by earning a degree in hospitality management
Offered as a degree or as an option to our Business Administration degree.

Available in BendAvailable onlineAvailable as a majorAvailable as an option

Overview

Hospitality Management

Hospitality is one of the largest industries in the modern business world and an important industry sector in Oregon. You can position yourself to be a leader in the guest services industry by earning a degree in hospitality management.

The hospitality management degree is designed to equip you with skills in service, operations management, hospitality technology, food and beverage operations, as well as solid business fundamentals in marketing and accounting.

With a focus on the jobs of the future, this specialized degree path will make you well-positioned to go directly into management and be on the fast track to executive leadership or ownership positions in this rapidly changing field.

Once you’ve earned your Oregon State business degree, you’ll find that many lucrative opportunities exist for professionals who have the knowledge to lead in developing technological innovations to deliver guest services.

Hospitality management is a major program of study offered in Bend, Oregon. Hospitality management also is an option for online business administration majors with Ecampus.

Associated Program:

The option in hospitality management is available to students enrolled in the business administration program.

Our business administration degree provides you with broad business skills in accounting and quantitative methods, an understanding of the legal and social environment of business, and a background in management and organizational behavior, marketing, finance, and operations management.

28+

degrees and areas of focus

85% Job placement rate

of classes have fewer than 50 students

450

companies recruit our students each year

Hospitality Management Opportunities

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Sydney, Australia: University of Technology Sydney

Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Economics & Business

Santiago, Chile: Universidad de Chile, Facultad Economia y Negocios

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Student organizations and clubs

Associated Clubs

Management Association

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Scholarship

Scholarships

Bennington Properties Hospitality Management Scholarship

Woodard Family Foundation Scholarship

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Careers

Possible Careers

Accommodation manager

Event manager

Retail manager

Customer service manager

Creating engaging experiences from a distance

Bringing real-world experiences to students across the globe is a passion that drives Todd Montgomery’s online course development. The College of Business instructor builds videos on hospitality management topics ranging from vacation property management to online marketing and reputation management. “Even if I was face-to-face teaching, I still couldn’t take them with me to Europe,” says Montgomery, regarding his reliance on videos to engage his online learners of hospitality management.

Enjoying Bend’s natural beauty and booming hospitality industry

A day in the life of a hospitality management student includes skiing in the morning, class during the day, interning in Bend's thriving hospitality industry, and studying before bed. Produced by an OSU-Cascades student.

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My favorite part of the degree is the technology aspect, like the 3D food printer and the virtual reality training.

Nafisa Erkandoko ‘18
Family resort business in Jakarta, Indonesia

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the college's hospitality management program have become managers of bars, pubs, restaurants, event venues, hotel chains and more.

  • Adventure Holdings
  • Camp Sherman
  • Central Oregon Council on Aging
  • Dotworkz Solutions
  • Dutch Bros
  • Economic Development of Central Oregon
  • Estee Lauder
  • Heart of Oregon Corp
  • Intuit
  • Nike
  • NPS Wireless
  • Pacific Power Group
  • Progreen Construction
  • St. Charles Health System
  • Standard Pacific Homes
  • Suterra
  • State Farm
  • Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Here's why you should be a College of Business student

A success plan for life

Professional, personal and leadership skills form the backbone of successful careers. Blueprint, our award-winning series of classes, is focused on professional and leadership development and financial literacy. With Blueprint, you’re on track to graduate on time, with the skills and network to choose your career, and the savvy to make the big decisions at the right time.

We're not just business; we're family

Our first-year students live in one of our business-themed residence halls. This learning-focused, student-first, open-door culture makes the big Oregon State campus feel like the supportive place it is – and feel a lot smaller and easier to navigate than you might think.

We’re the only college at OSU that has a dedicated Career Success Center for our students. We help you find an internship, write a resume and find a job.

Ranked and accredited

Oregon State is ranked in the top five for online education with U.S. News & World Report. The College of Business overall, as well as our accounting program, is accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business and accounting.

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