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Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management degree in a blend of online and campus courses

Hospitality is big business. According to the International Trade Administration, one out of every 18 Americans is employed, either directly or indirectly, in a travel or hospitality-related industry. Excellent managers are always in demand.

Kansas City, like most major metropolitan areas, is a community with a high volume of hotel, lodging, food and beverage, and convention services. Avila University offers a management path for people with their Associates of Applied Science degree in either Food and Beverage Management, Hotel and Lodging Management, or in a hospitality-related program.

At Avila, you’ll build on your A.A.S. with upper-level coursework in management. You’ll learn from experts in the field and have the opportunity to showcase your skills through a final internship project with a local hotel or vendor.

You’ll learn to:

  • Engage in real-world field projects
  • Gain a deeper understanding of human behavior in the workplace
  • Manage event spaces
  • Examine your motivation to improve managerial effectiveness

Set your own pace—the class schedule of 8-week, on-campus and online classes allows you to progress according to your personal schedule. The accelerated degree format allows you to move quickly through the courses on your own terms.  


Course Requirements

Click here for the Bachelor's Core Curriculum.

Major Related Requirements

CO 110            Fundamentals of Communication
EN 111             Composition I 
MA 115           Applications of College Math

Professional Studies Core Requirements

BU 305            Legal Aspects of Business
BU 321            Management                                                                         
BU 322            Org. Behavior & Development
CO 212            CONFLICT RESOLUTION (CO 110)
CO 213            Strategic Presentations (CO 110)
CO 321            LEADERSHIP
EC 202             PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (MA 115) (or exploration of nature) 
IS 203              ECONOMICS OF GOOD & EVIL
EC 240             Statistical Analysis (MA 115)
EN 112            COMPOSITION II (EN 111)     
PL 255             ETHICS
HC 456            Informatics OR  
CS 210             Navigating the Digital Society

Hospitality Management Requirement

BU 323             Human Resources Management (BU 321 or BU 322)
AC 201             Accounting
BU 310            Marketing
BU 330            Finance
BU 346            Employment Law 
BU 350            Data Science
HM 380           Events Management
HM 380           Hospitality Management Internship
HM 380           Strategic Management for Hospitality Managers 


Career Opportunities

Careers with a Hospitality Management Degree

Graduates with Hospitality Management degrees can find employment in a wide range of companies including corporate, commercial, government and non-profit. Your Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management opens career opportunities in:

  • Hotel and Conference Management

  • Event Management

  • Catering Management

  • Public House Management

  • Restaurant Management

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Your next chance to SOAR

Welcome Class of 2023

All first-year students are required to attend one SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) event.

Your next opportunity is May 24, 2019.

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Commencement Activities


Grads at 2019 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2019!

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Graduate & Adult Undergraduate Program Info Sessions


Join us this month for either lunch or after hours, and start earning your degree at the speed of life.

Adult Undergraduate Week:
May 21 and 22, 2019

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