Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Hotel and Restaurant Management degrees

The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management is a leader in delivering a world-class hospitality education. Our degree program is student-focused, future-driven, and charts a course that prepares you well beyond the hospitality industry.

Our hospitality programs

Hospitality in general is the fastest growing industry in the world and the largest service industry in Arizona.

What can you do with a hotel and restaurant management degree?

Over thirty hospitality recruiters visit our campus each year, and they appreciate the competencies you develop in our program—including technical skills, people skills, and service skills—which all prepare you for entry into a wide range of professional areas.

The hospitality industry includes hotels and resorts, full-service restaurants, casinos, institutional food service, bar and nightclubs, contract food service, airlines, car rental, city and country clubs, outdoor recreation, meeting planners, event management, theme parks, RV parks and campgrounds, travel agencies, and tour companies.

Faculty chatting in the Mother Road Restaurant.
fastest growing industry in the world

Job placement potential

More than 
of Hotel and Restaurant Management students have a job offer by graduation
Hotel and Restaurant Management students received an average of 
in scholarship award money
in scholarships was awarded to Hotel and Restaurant Management students in 2018–19

Community college partnerships

The school has partnership programs at Scottsdale and Pima Community Colleges that enable students to complete their degree in either one of these locations or begin work there and transfer to the Flagstaff campus for their junior and senior years.

If you like learning via the web, the school makes it easy to complete a course, certificate, or degree online from wherever you call home.

Engage in the global professional marketplace of the future

The Global Business Program (GBP) is an ambitious, innovative, dual-degree curricular track that internationalizes your studies in any business or hospitality profession by adding intensive language study, immersion in our community of international scholars, and a variety of other global curricula and activities. Studies in language and culture are integrated with students’ regular studies in their business or hospitality majors, following a set of carefully crafted degree progress plans.

After preparing on campus for three years, GBP students spend a year abroad, consolidating their language and professional skills with a semester of study at one of our international partner institutions, followed by a professional internship with one of our internship partners in Europe, Latin America, China, or Japan. With their language studies completed, GBP students then spend their final year back on campus, finishing the capstone year of their business or hospitality degrees.


Students participate in a breakfast meeting.

The curriculum required for the hotel and restaurant management major combines management courses, professional training, and general studies.