NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management prepares socially responsible, culturally-aware students for success in an ever-changing, global hospitality industry through rigorous academic programs informed by faculty research and meaningful industry engagement.
Hospitality starts here
The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management in The W. A. Franke College of Business, prepares you with the skills that future employers will demand. These skills include flexibility, adaptability, and resiliency—and most importantly, the ability to continually evolve in a an ever-changing work environment that is led by technology and innovation in the industry.
Our in-house workshops and networking events—such as our Pathway programs, Spotlight Visits, and Career Fair—are designed to connect you with employers in the field from your first moments on campus. Throughout the year, we host events, including the annual Casino Night and Golf Tournament, in which you will work alongside alumni and industry partners to raise money for HRM scholarships, as well as to increase your opportunities for networking and industry engagement. You may also choose to participate in our study abroad program in the summer, a three-week program titled Discovering Gastronomy, in which students travel to France to study cuisine and culture.
- We are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).
- Student-centered team focused on preparing and equipping students to thrive in today’s challenging and rewarding hospitality industry.
- Close collaboration with our hospitality industry partners with over 50 employers attending our personalized Career Fair!
Hospitality degrees and certificates
Our undergraduate degree programs are student-focused, future-driven, and charts a course that prepares you well beyond the hospitality industry.
We value our students and our relationships with them – you will feel it in your interactions with your faculty and staff. We provide student resources and a comfortable culture with the focus on helping you succeed.
Advising is available to help you become a successful student and assist you in meeting your academic and career goals.
At HRM, we believe the learning that takes place outside of the classroom is just as important as the learning that takes place in the classroom. Explore our experiential learning opportunities.
Involvement in student activities is a great way to network with other students and industry leaders, build valuable leadership experience, and have fun!
The Hotel of Restaurant Management wants students to be engaged in the spirit of hospitality, even from their earliest days. We invite any interested student to become an HRM Ambassador – even as a first year student!
Pathways to leadership
HRM Pathways are seminars, discussions, and events designed to help students build skills to apply for and attain management positions and/or internship placement.
Vision, mission, and core values
The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at The W. A. Franke College of Business is internationally recognized for our commitment to student-focused hospitality education.
HRM’s National Advisory Board ensures that the school’s curriculum stays on target with industry trends and that the extra-curricular and pre-professional programs are effective at assisting students in their career paths.
The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). This accreditation was reaffirmed in spring 2018 after a review team assessed the school’s achievements and compliance with several quality assurance standards. We exceeded the standards and continue as an accredited school.
The results of the ACPHA 2023 accreditation process will be posted as soon as they are completed.