Hospitality starts here
Hospitality is an amazing and uniquely challenging industry. Change is inevitable and constant. Mergers and re-brands are a way of life. What’s true today might not apply tomorrow. Graduates of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management in The W. A. Franke College of Business have the dexterity needed to be more than ready for the challenge. They’re able to see around obstacles and act quickly to find solutions. These are the skills that employers demand.
Guided by the Oath of Hospitality Professionals, our HRM students bring a depth and breadth of commitment to hospitality that you won’t find anywhere else.
Northern Arizona University’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.
Program Learning Outcomes
In the HRM program, you’ll experience individual attention from professors and staff who are interested in helping you grow, and develop the skills necessary to be an entry-level manager in the hospitality industry.
Gain a valuable advantage with our 77.5% Professional Placement rate and 79.3% Student Retention rate. Source: Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, with data provided by HRM.
The HRM connection
The strong relationships you build with your HRM peers, faculty, and staff will turn into a powerful and supportive network throughout your career. In addition, our industry partners and alumni are dedicated to student success and student engagement.
Excellence in hospitality preparation
Our in-house workshops and networking events—like our Pathway programs, Spotlight Visits, and the HRM Career Fair—are designed to connect you with employers in the field from your first moments on campus.
Events that mean something
Throughout the year, we host events that are often student-run. These events are fun and give students great experience, but often mean more. Students work with alumni and industry partners to raise money for HRM scholarships, as well as increase networking and industry engagement. From Casino Night in early fall to the golf tournament in late spring (our 2019 event pictured at right), the students have an opportunity to work all year with faculty, staff, and industry professionals to get hands on experiences.
Our 26th Annual Casino Night is coming up – October 4, 2019. This exciting event is part of Family Weekend and proceeds go to HRM student scholarships. Join us for a night of fun games, amazing auction prizes and good friends! Click HERE for details.
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 are proud to have exceeded the standards and to continue as an accredited School.
CEOWORLD Magazine has issued its 2018 rankings of the Best Hospitality Programs in the World. NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management ranked number 7 in the world and number 6 in the United States.