Majors & Programs of Study

Hotel, Resort and
Hospitality Management

The Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management program prepares students for career success in the hospitality industry anywhere in the world. Students will receive pertinent consumer and business instruction in a hospitality industry context from professors that have both extensive industry experience and terminal degrees. Instruction centers on the key concepts of customer service, leadership, technology, financial management, and operations with practical work experience.


  • Professors with Ph.D.s and extensive industry experience and contacts
  • Strong curriculum for student success anywhere in the world
  • Professors’ research support student learning
  • Professors conduct student trips to world class hotels, resorts, convention centers, and hospitality support industries in Las Vegas, Park City, Salt Lake City, and other Southern Utah locations.
  • Student access to summer internships
  • International tourism trips for credit
  • Excellent career placement


General Manager, Director of Rooms Operations, Director of Food and Beverage, Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Human Resources, Director of Finance, Director of Property Operations, Restaurant Manager, Sales Manager, Event Planner, Guest Services Manager, and many other manager positions.


Industry contacts for jobs, internships, class projects, and class speakers.
Business Development Center, Yearly Business Idea and Plan Competition.


  • Starting Hospitality Management student club Fall 2010 with eventual link to Eta Sigma Delta, International Hospitality Management Society (Hospitality Management Honor Society)
  • Service learning opportunities in HRHM 3110 and 4601


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Brady Willardson

Graduated: 2009

Current job: General Manager,
Springhill Suites by Marriott

"Choosing SUU’s HRHM program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Due to the mix of industry experience and academic credentials of HRHM professors, the degree provided me the tools I needed for success in my career. In less than a year after graduation, I was promoted to General Manager of a Marriott Hotel."

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