​​​​Hospitality Management Emphasis​

If you're thinking about pursuing a career in hospitality, the time is now! 

Lodging, food and beverage, and event planning makes hospitality the largest industry in the world and it continues to grow in the U.S. and globally. This ever-growing field provides unlimited career opportunities for successful graduates.

The Hospitality Management Emphasis at the University of Findlay will prepare you to work in a variety of settings such as hotels, restaurants, catering, private clubs, and event management. Our program will expose you to all facets of the hospitality industry and the many exciting career paths that will be available to you. 

Findlay's hospitality management ​students have found careers as a(n):

  • Event coordinator
  • Restaurant manager
  • Research chef
  • Destin​​ation manager
  • Food and beverage director
  • Marketing manager
  • Resort manager
  • Bed & breakfast owner
  • Food buyer
  • Hotel general manager
  • Entrepreneur

Event management and hospitality management student fulfills internship at The Hancock Hotel.

"During my time at the University of Findlay I've participated in several internships, one at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and one at The Hancock Hotel in downtown Findlay. I was chosen as the first student-intern with The Hancock Hotel! Without my connections with professors at UF, I wouldn't have the hands-on learning opportunities that I've had so far. With my internships, I know I'll be more than ready for a job after graduation."

Rachel Farmer​

Event Management

​Program Highlights

  • ​Individualized attention - ​Through small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-on-one advising, we make sure you're more than prepared to impress employers
  • Build strong management and communication skills - To be successful in the hospitality industry, it is important to have a strong work ethic, communication skills, creativity, innovation, and management skills. Hospitality management students develop these skills through group projects, challenging course work, experiential learning, and internships.
  • Pairs well with other subjects - Our program is flexible and pairs well with a number of other subjects, allowing students to individualize their degree to best fit their career goals. Students pursuing the Hospitality Management Emphasis have the opportunity to complement their degree with a minor or double-maj​or in other areas of business which include marketing, ​management, and international business​.
  • Valuable Internships - Internships are encouraged throughout the program in order to gain practical experience and professional networking.

​Courses & Curriculum​

​At the University of Findlay, we are preparing the next generation of business leaders by providing them with both the foundational skills and in-depth knowledge required to be successful in the world of business. Undergraduate students in the College of Business work towards earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in an area of their choosing. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Hospitality Management​ Emphasis from the University of Findlay, will allow you to develop a critical and analytical thought process in order to successfully operate in an industry where you will face new challenges every day​. Click the buttons below to view the courses and curriculum in catalog.

​Experiential Learning

We are strong believers in experiential learning and make sure that you gain hands-on experience in and outside of the classroom starting your freshman year. Not only will you learn-​by-doing throughout your coursework, you will also have opportunities to work closely with our community partners including local hotels, restaurants and event venues. Some locations where our students have fulfilled career-focused internships include:

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Kalahari Resorts
  • Cleveland Browns
  • The Hancock Hotel
  • Cedar Point
  • Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
  • Panera Bread
  • Findlay Country Club
  • Sodexo
  • 50 North
  • The Fort Wayne Zoo
  • Country Inn and Suites​ ​ ​​

​Outside of the Classroom

Networking and hands-on learning opportunities at Findlay are endless. Here are a few ways our students gain experience outside of the classroom:

Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society     

Delta Mu Delta is the exclusive business honor society recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a Delta Mu Delta community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through lifetime memberships.​

Dana Scholars     

The University of Findlay College of Business Dana Chair/Scholar Program provides business students the opportunity to connect higher education with the real world of business. Dana Scholars are chosen each semester by the College of Business faculty and are recognizes as outstanding students for their academic and leadership skills. Dana Scholars network with and learn from an area business professional who serves as the Dana Chair for the academic year.

The Oiler 10
The Oiler 10 student-run, faculty-mentored marketing and consulting agency, in which students gain authentic hands-on experience by providing support and solutions to real businesses and organization​s. The group also has opportunities to travel and learn from agencies and businesses around the country. ​