Hospitality Management Major is for students who truly enjoy the fast paced lifestyle of an opulent hotel, resort, or convention hall. As the very name implies, Hospitality requires management. Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and other disciplines are all a part of the Hospitality Management Degree. One of the key benefits of this major is that you can work almost anywhere in the world.

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Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

Professional society of individuals employed in, or providing services to, the culinary industry. Information on membership and benefits, publications, continuing education, professional development and networking. Visit
NACE, the National Association of Catering Executives serves catering professionals and the vendors and suppliers that support them. Includes membership and organizational information, and job database. Visit
Association serving bed-and-breakfast and country inn owners, managers and aspiring innkeepers through conferences, research, advocacy, trade show, member hotline and publications Visit
An interactive site for anyone involved or interested in the business of hospitality. The IHRA is a non-profit membership organization representing international and national hotel and restaurant chains. Visit
National food service industry organization representing corporate liaison personnel, independent operators, contract management companies, consultants, and vendors. Information on membership, events, local chapters and employment. Visit
Industry association respresenting the nutritional interests of children through certification, education, legislative advocacy, and increased standards. Visit
Nonprofit international association of professionals in the meetings industry. Information, links and interactive tools for business use, education, networking. Visit
Offers financial support to enhance the lodging industry through educational and research programs. Descriptions of scholarship programs, research, events, and fundraising activities provided. Visit
Restaurant trade organization offering certification, training materials,start-up advice, education resources, and industry news and trends Visit
CHRIE is an association for schools, colleges and universities offering programs in hotel and restaurant management, foodservice management and culinary arts. Visit