Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

Launch your business career in the exciting field of hospitality management or tourism. Business travel and renewed interest in domestic and foreign tourism is increasing the demand for hospitality managers in hotels, event spaces, and food service companies. Earn your business degree with a Hospitality Management degree specialization, and you'll be prepared to oversee the everyday operations of resorts, gaming venues, and banquet facilities, or manage specialty event-planning departments of schools, healthcare technology organizations, and businesses.

Follow a career track in our Hospitality Management program by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from Newcastle University:

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Technical Management

Learn more about the advantages of studying the Hospitality Management degree specialization at Newcastle University.

Hospitality Management Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Hospitality Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Foundations of Hotel Management – This hospitality management course examines the lodging industry – from its traditional roots to contemporary structures – and addresses management, economics, and measurement of hotel operations, including reservation systems, staffing, security, and maintenance.
  • Meetings and Events Management – In this course, students explore event, meeting, and convention management, one of the fastest-growing segments of the hospitality industry. Topics include sponsorship, venues, staffing, finance, exhibit coordination, contracted services, legal implications, and marketing and convention bureaus.
  • Restaurant Management – Introducing operational and management practices of both startup and established restaurants, this hospitality management course explores service, customer relations, mission, marketing strategy, and menu as well as financial management in the form of pricing, budgets, cost control, payroll, fixed assets, leasing, and cash and revenue control.
  • Casino Management – This course introduces operating conditions and management responsibilities in casinos, and related properties and services. Students explore gaming history and regulations as well as modern gaming laws, controls, taxes, accounting, reporting, marketing, and the mathematics and statistics of games and casinos.
  • Tourism Management – Examining the social and behavioral aspects of tourism and the structure and function of major tourism delivery systems, this hospitality management course focuses on managerial
  • challenges and responsibilities in the tourism industry. Students analyze supply and demand for products and services, forecast demand, and explore revenue and yield management approaches.


Hospitality Management Careers Overview

Use your head for business and heart for travel, food, or entertainment to succeed in a career in hospitality management. From overseeing the daily operations of hotels, restaurants, and casinos to managing a company's in-house event department, hospitality management professionals enjoy fast-paced careers in a dynamic, fast-growing industry. You can take your new skills anywhere, as hospitality services are found in nearly every community in the United States and abroad. Wherever you go, your Newcastle University education in hospitality management can make you a capable professional desired by numerous employers.

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Newcastle University with a major in Hospitality Management, you'll be prepared for an exciting career in the travel and tourism industry. Known in the field as hotel, casino, and gaming managers; special events planners; and meeting and events managers, hospitality management professionals run a variety of guest services including hotel facilities, restaurants, casinos, and entertainment venues. In a hospitality management career, your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Training, scheduling, and supervising staff
  • Scheduling, planning, and purchasing supplies and equipment for daily use and for specific events
  • Managing reservation systems
  • Resolving customer problems and handling emergencies


Hospitality management careers can be found in many settings, including:

  • Hotels and resorts
  • Gaming and entertainment venues
  • Restaurants and banquet facilities
  • Cruise ships
  • Schools
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Businesses

Career Options

Newcastle University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Hospitality Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Tourism operations management
  • Casino operations management
  • Hotel and restaurant operations management



The Newcastle University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, Newcastle University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of finance. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of Newcastle University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.


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