HRM is a leader in delivering a world-class hospitality education. Our degree program is student-focused, future-driven, and charts a course that can take our students well beyond the hospitality industry.
The curriculum required for the hotel and restaurant management major combines management courses, professional training, and liberal arts studies.
Where this degree can take you
Hospitality in general is the fastest growing industry in the world and the largest service industry in Arizona.
Its umbrella includes: hotels and resorts, full-service restaurants, casinos, cruise ships, 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.
Over 50 hospitality recruiters visit our campus each year. Our stakeholders appreciate the competencies our seniors demonstrate—including technical skills, people skills, and an understanding of the service component.
Job placement potential
80%HRM seniors employed by graduation
$39,000–$44,000Average starting salary for an entry level manager
$55,000–$98,000Average salary with five to ten years experience
Community college partnerships
HRM partners with all Arizona Community Colleges to allow students to transfer up to 75 units to the HRM program at NAU. Students will then complete their degree by transferring to the Flagstaff Mountain campus location, the Scottsdale Community Campus location, or by completing their degree online.
If you like learning online, HRM makes it easy to complete a course, certificate, or degree online from wherever you call home.
Prepare yourself to 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 your regular studies in business or hospitality majors, following a set of carefully crafted degree progress plans.
After preparing on campus for three years, you’ll spend a year abroad, consolidating your language and professional skills with a semester of study at one of our international partner institutions, followed by a professional internship with our internship partners in Europe, Latin America, China, or Japan. With your language studies completed, you’ll then spend your final year finishing the capstone year of your business or hospitality degree.