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The Hospitality Management Program (HOSP) at Auburn University develops tomorrow’s leadership team for the global hospitality and tourism industries. Our unique partnership with Ithaka Hospitality Partners coupled with a strong focus on the premium service segment, strategically positions us to offer today’s student a unique and truly differential learning experience focused.
We value hard work and real world experience, as well as social and ethical responsibility and diversity in a practically-oriented and intellectually-challenging learning environment. As one of only approximately 70 programs worldwide that are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), the Auburn Hospitality Management program has established a reputation for producing high-quality graduates highly sought-after by industry leaders.
So if you’re ready for a challenge and are eager to work in this truly diverse and rewarding industry, spend some time exploring our website and learn more about how the Auburn Hospitality Management program can help you achieve your career goals!

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Since August 2011, the Auburn HOSP program has held professional accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) for its educational quality and for upholding nationally recognized standards in the hospitality profession. In addition to ensuring a high-quality educational experience through a process of continuous improvement, the ACPHA accreditation allows for a greater emphasis on hospitality management and business training while providing core foundational knowledge of the field. Upon graduation, students will earn an ACPHA accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, a distinction held by only 70 hospitality programs worldwide.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Describe key operational and functional areas of the hospitality industry.
  2. Apply knowledge of key operational and functional areas of hospitality.
  3. Demonstrate rhetorical awareness in written, verbal and interpersonal communication.
  4. Articulate the relevance and importance of service quality to the hospitality industry.
  5. Integrate business concepts in hospitality management.

Hospitality Core Curriculum
  • HOSP 1010 Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • HOSP 2300 Hospitality Law
  • HOSP 2400 Food Production in Hospitality
  • HOSP 2500 Lodging Operations
  • HOSP 2600 Event Operations
  • HOSP 2910 Hospitality Practicum
  • HOSP 2940 Professional Development
  • HOSP 3200 Hospitality Finance
  • HOSP 3800 Hospitality Information Technology
  • HOSP 4200 Facilities Management and Operations
  • HOSP 4300 Food and Beverage Management
  • HOSP 4500 Strategic Hospitality Management
  • HOSP 4800 Senior Lecture Series
  • HOSP 4920 Hospitality Internship



Industry Partnership

The Auburn University Hospitality Management program is proud to partner with Ithaka Hospitality Partners to provide a robust, engaging education by exposing our students to unique insights into the management of a premier hotel, restaurant and conference center operation. Here, students gain real-world experience in hotel management, restaurant management, event management and culinary science that sets them apart in the competitive global marketplace. As the managing firm of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Auburn Hospitality Management’s on-campus teaching facility and one of Auburn’s leading hotels, the Ithaka leadership team works closely with hospitality management faculty in multiple ways, such as class delivery and arranging guest lectures. Most importantly, the Ithaka team serves as mentors to students, instilling in them a love of the industry and a dedication to service.