The hospitality management degree prepares students for managerial and leadership roles in hotels, resorts, restaurants or private clubs or in the planning of events, festivals and weddings.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management. It combines business management, hospitality operations and real-world experience to prepare students for a range of global careers, such as management of hotels and resorts, restaurants, events and golf clubs.
Earn your degree from one of the Top 10 programs in the nation for hospitality and tourism management.
Focus on management in food and beverage, hotels and resorts, tourism, or meetings and events.
Access two experiential learning laboratories: the Marriott Culinary Lab and McCutchen House Restaurant Management Lab.
Fill your resume with career-related work experiences or internships before graduating.
What You’ll Study
Courses spanning general education, business, hospitality and tourism management are combined with real-world management experience under the guidance and supervision of industry professionals and faculty members. Students enjoy the program’s strong business focus, diverse electives, professional development training and career-related work experience.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals
Overseeing travel services, coordinating visitor experiences and implementing strategies to promote destination attractiveness and satisfaction
Providing assistance and support to customers to ensure satisfaction with a product or service
Coordinating and managing all aspects of an event, including logistics, vendors and timelines
Marketing and advertising an event to attract attendees and generate publicity
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Event Manager
- Golf or Country Club Manager
- Hotel or Resort Manager
- Restaurant Operator
- Wedding Planner
- Wine and Beverage Sales and Distribution Specialist
Job Titles of Alumni
- General Manager
- Real Estate Agent
- Sales Manager
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $65,547
- Private Club Management
- Hotel and resort
Employers of Alumni
- Marriott International
- University of South Carolina
- Augusta National Golf Club
- Walt Disney World