​Hospitality Management Emphasis​

If you're thinking about pursuing a career in hospitality, the time is now! 

Lodging, food and beverage, and event planning makes hospitality the largest industry in the world and it continues to grow in the U.S. and globally! This ever-growing field provides unlimited career opportunities for successful graduates.

The Hospitality Management Emphasis at the University of Findlay will prepare you to work in a variety of settings such as hotels, restaurants, catering, private clubs, and event management. Our program will expose you to all facets of the hospitality industry and the many exciting career paths that will be available to you. Some careers that our graduates have pursued include:

Event Coordinator
Restaurant Manager​
Research Chef
Destination Manager
Food and Beverage Director
Marketing Manager
Resort Manager
Bed/Breakfast Owner
Food Buyer
Hotel General Manager

To be successful in the hospitality industry, it is important to have a strong work ethic, communication skills, creativity, innovation, and management skills. Through small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-on-one advising, we make sure you're more than prepared to impress employers.

By working with your advisor, you will have the opportunity to add additional courses, and possibly a second emphasis or minor in complementing areas of study such as event management, marketing, or public relations. To view the courses and curriculum for the hospitality management emphasis​, please visit the links below:


Event management and hospitality management student fulfills internship at The Hancock Hotel.

"During my time at the University of Findlay I've participated in several internships, one at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and one at The Hancock Hotel in downtown Findlay. I was chosen as the first student-intern with The Hancock Hotel! Without my connections with professors at UF, I wouldn't have the hands-on learning opportunities that I've had so far. With my internships, I know I'll be more than ready for a job after graduation."

Rachel Farmer

Event Management

Experiential Learning

We are strong believers in experiential learning and make sure that you gain hands-on experience in and outside of the classroom starting your freshman year. Not only will you learn-​by-doing throughout your coursework, you will also have opportunities to work closely with our community partners including local hotels, restaurants and event venues. Some locations where our students have fulfilled career-focused internships include:

Hilton Garden Inn
Kalahari Resorts
Cleveland Browns

The Hancock Hotel
Cedar Point
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Panera Bread
Findlay Country Club
50 North
The Fort Wayne Zoo
Country Inn and Suites