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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.

Hospitality Management Requirements

  • Human Resources Management 
  • Accounting 
  • Marketing  
  • Finance                                                           
  • Employment Law                                                       
  • Data Science                                                              
  • Events Management              
  • Hospitality Management Internship   
  • 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


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