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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.


  1. Graduates will be well prepared for careers in the hospitality industry.
  2. Graduates will be well rounded global citizens committed to human well-being and quality of life.


Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate competency in key operational and functional areas of a hospitality Business.
  2. Communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  3. Integrate business concepts in hospitality management.
  4. Articulate the relevance and importance of service quality to the Hospitality Industry.
  5. Apply the knowledge and skills gained from coursework to the Hospitality Industry through a minimum of 1000 hours of work experience.

Hospitality Core Curriculum
  • HOSP 1010 Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • HOSP 2300 Hospitality Law
  • HOSP 2400 Food Production in Hospitality
  • HOSP 2910 Hospitality Practicum
  • HOSP 2940 Professional Development
  • HOSP 3200 Hospitality Finance
  • HOSP 3400 Hospitality Marketing
  • HOSP 3800 Hospitality Information Technology
  • HOSP 4300 Food and Beverage Management
  • HOSP 4500 Strategic Hospitality Management
  • HOSP 4800 Senior Lecture Series
  • HOSP 4920 Hospitality Internship


Faculty Accolades

Yee Ming Lee, Ph.D., RD.  headshot
Dr. Lee has officially assumed the role of Associate Professor with Tenure, starting October 2018. Dr. Lee is currently serving as a Co-I for multiple grants, including ePortfolio Project Grants and Philanthropic Impact Grant.
Baker Ayon, Ph.D. headshot
Dr. Baker Ayoun was awarded the “Impact Award” for “Significant Support of, and Contribution to Industry Relevant Hospitality Education.” The award was presented during the ICHRIE conference this past summer.