Hospitlaity Management student on one of the travel opportunies within the college.


The Hospitality Management (HOSP) program provides a strong educational foundation and excellent career preparation for students interested in the premium service segment of the hospitality industry. The HOSP curriculum offers a variety of courses and unique experiential learning opportunities designed to prepare our graduates to pursue successful management and/or entrepreneurial opportunities in the hotel/lodging, restaurant, event planning, culinary, country club, foodservice or beverage industries. As an added competitive advantage, students graduate with a business minor from the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and will have the requisite foundational knowledge of business administration as specified by AACSB International. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an international experience that will further distinguish HOSP graduates. The program prides itself with a near 100% placement rate as graduates are in demand in a variety of health-related, hospitality and foods industry careers.













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.




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"Life is not always gonna go the way we plan. We are thrown many obstacles, at many different times and honestly [You have] to embrace it, work hard, be humble, enjoy what you do, be passionate."

Ryan Penso '06

Director of Global Operations
PF Changs Global Brand Development