A hospitality management degree and a business management degree share many similarities, such as a focus on people management, but they are distinct from one another in several ways. Hospitality management programs, like the Hospitality Management degree specialization at DeVry, tend to cover several niche topics such as event planning and management, customer service skills and restaurant management. Our Hospitality Management degree specialization can be earned within the following bachelor's degree programs:
At DeVry, we offer our Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree Specialization online. Online classes can be an excellent solution for people who have commitments that make it difficult to attend in-person courses.
A career in hospitality management can be an excellent choice for people who enjoy directly interacting with customers to provide them with the best experience possible. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for lodging managers specifically is expected to grow on a national level by 9% within the United States between 2020 and 2030 , which is in line with the average growth rate for U.S. industries10.
While you might often see bachelor’s degrees and bachelor’s degree specializations together they’re not exactly the same thing. A bachelor’s degree is the primary focus of your degree, while a specialization helps you hone and focus your studies within that degree toward a specific niche.
At DeVry, for example, you might be enrolled in our Business Administration, Management or Technical Management bachelor’s degrees and learn skills such as problem solving and how to lead and manage groups of people, but adding on our Specialization in Hospitality Management gives you the opportunity to learn more focused, hospitality industry-specific skills such as meeting and event planning or hotel management that you wouldn’t learn without the specialization.
* Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. This accreditation applies to the Bachelor's of Business Administration and the Bachelor's of Technical Management.
1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement: BUSN369; BUSN412; GSCM206; MGMT408
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
8Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take an additional natural sciences course from those with prefixes BIOS, PHYS, or SCI as part of this requirement.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area.
10Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/lodging-managers.htm
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.