What is Hospitality Management?

A degree in hospitality management from UNT Dallas combines skills from human resource management, operations management, finance and accounting as well as sales and marketing. Our program provides you with a strong business foundation that will set you apart from other food/beverage-based programs. You’ll graduate ready to create an exceptional customer experience working for employers like the Hilton Anatole, American Airlines Center, or Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. 

Why study at UNT Dallas?

At UNT Dallas, students benefit from internships throughout the vibrant city of Dallas. UNT Dallas has established relationships with large venues across the city, making opportunities with world-class organizations an exciting part of the program.

How likely am I to get a job after graduation?

Jobs in the hospitality industry are growing at the fastest rate of any industry except for health care. Employment in this sector has seen 17 percent growth between 2004 and 2014, even while other industries grew at a rate of only 14 percent. The hospitality industry is similarly strong in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, reporting 4,421 food and beverage outlets and 22,136 hotels, motels, and other short-term lodging facilities in 2014. The Texas Workforce Commission projections for Dallas County occupation growth 2012-2022 indicate lodging managers are expected to increase by 14.8 percent and meeting, convention and event planners by 37.4 percent.

What are my career options?

  • Lodging manager
  • Front office manager
  • Convention service manager
  • Revenue manager
  • Event and conference planner
  • Hotel manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Food service manager
  • Food and beverage manager

Who can I contact for more information?

Dr. William Ingram, Assistant Professor, 972-338-1826
william.ingram@untdallas.edu

Success Strategies

  • Come to class and show initiative
  • Engage with your hospitality professors and discuss your career ladder
  • Complete multiple internships in the industry and try different lines of business
  • Take advantage of the one-on-one time with guest speakers
  • Network with fellow hospitality students
  • Explore the variety of hospitality positions outside the entry level management positions
  • Join the local Hospitality and Event Management Organization
  • Keep your textbooks and recommended readings even after course is finished
  • Always dress and act professional
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and update it regularly
  • Protect your social media accounts and remove undesirably posts and pictures
  • Study abroad and try to learn another language

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Professional Associations

What students are saying

"UNT Dallas is an awesome school. It’s a place helping me bridge the gap between my career goals and the college degree I need to get there."

Everardo, Class of 2019

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