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Careers With a Hospitality Management Major in a Business Degree

Be Ready for a Career in Hospitality Management

63.5% Employed Full-time1

9.4% Continuing their Education1

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that in the six months following graduation, 2021 graduates who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a major in Hospitality Management1:

  • 72.9% are employed full-time or continuing their education
  • Have a mean starting salary of $38,989

Why Choose Us?

As a part of the curriculum, you can earn industry-recognized certifications for Google Project Management, Google Data Analytics, and Meta Social Media Marketing Professional through elective courses. You’ll also complete the We Empower Learners and Leaders (WELL) program to develop your leadership style and gain leadership experience alongside skills that NACE identifies as critical, career-ready competencies — skills that graduates from other schools are deficient in by as much as 44.2%.2

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Numerous Roles Across Industries Await You

With a degree in business and a major in hospitality management, you’re ready to work across the industry, which includes professional roles focusing on how to attract and maintain clients in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, country clubs, convention centers, casinos, theme destinations, vacation spots and more. You can take on roles with above-average salaries and growth rates that are more than double the national average from 2021 through 2031, such as3-5:

  • Food Service Managers: $59,440/Year | 10% Growth Rate
  • Lodging Managers: $59,430/Year | 18% Growth Rate
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners: $49,470/Year | 18% Growth Rate

Industry Stats

Driven by recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a desire for people to return to recreational activities, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Services reports that more than 23% of all new jobs, and seven out of the top 20 fastest-growing industries between 2021 and 2031, will be in the Leisure and Hospitality sector.6

The leisure and hospitality group also holds the top three spots on that list7 for these areas:

  • Promoters of events, and agents and managers: 3.4%
  • Amusement parks and arcades: 3.2%
  • Performing arts companies: 3%

What Do Other Career Options in Business Look Like?

This bachelor’s degree offers a variety of career-focused majors that deliver nuanced skills that belong to a particular area of the degree. You can explore career options with above-average salaries and growth rates for other majors by clicking on the appropriate career page.

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  1. NACE. First Destinations for the College Class of 2021. Retrieved from
  2. NACE. “Competencies: Employers Weigh Importance Versus New Grad Proficiency.” Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Food Service Managers.” Retrieved from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Lodging Managers.” Retrieved from
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners.” Retrieved from
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Leisure and Hospitality Projected to Mostly Recover Pandemic-Driven Employment Losses.” Retrieved from
  7. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Employment Projections. Industries with the Fastest Growing Wage and Salary Employment.” Retrieved from