There are many factors that contribute to a hospitable experience, and people skills are essential to hospitality business management success. Hospitality professionals work with people constantly, making it a career that requires a variety of knowledge, a strong business foundation, and the ability to be flexible and react quickly to new problems and issues as they arise. While the primary focus is on customer service and satisfaction, professionals must also manage profitability and efficiency. Business travel and interest in domestic and foreign tourism are driving the demand for hospitality managers in hotels, event spaces, and food service companies, making this a vast, dynamic, and growing industry.
The associate’s in Hospitality Business Management (HBM) degree provides the student with a well-rounded degree in the hospitality industry. Graduates of the HBM program will receive business-focused hospitality courses, and fundamental cooking techniques with options for specialized hospitality electives. This ABA degree will help graduates to work in the industry as supervisory managers, dining room managers, front-of-house operations, food service staff, and assistant manager positions. Through a well-balanced curriculum, graduates are introduced to the fundamental concepts of business management, entrepreneurship, nutrition, and food production.
CAREER BENEFITS AND OPTIONS
Degrees in hospitality offer dynamic, exciting, and immediately impactful possibilities for study and employment. Students are prepared for careers in numerous roles in a variety of organizations including hotels, restaurants, resorts, casinos, and cruise ships as well as entrepreneurs for small business opportunities. The program enables students to learn by practicing and strategically applying your classroom lessons to resolve the daily challenges of an industry based in customer service. Graduates of the hospitality program can work in a variety of operations as supervisors, cooks, dining room supervisors, servers, banquet and conference personnel, or storeroom/receiving clerks as they gain the experience necessary to become hospitality administrators.