HRM is a world player in the hospitality and tourism field. Our degree program is student-focused, future-driven, and charts a course that can take our students well beyond the hospitality field.
The curriculum required for the hotel and restaurant management major combines management courses, technical training, and liberal arts studies.
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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, 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 thirty hospitality recruiters visit our campus each year. Our stakeholders appreciate the competencies our seniors demonstrate—technical skills, people skills, and an understanding of the service component.
Job placement potential
In the last three years, sixty-five percent of HRM seniors were employed by graduation.
In the year 2010, the average starting salary for a graduate as an entry level supervisor or manager in training was $37,000.
Within five to ten years of experience, hotel and restaurant managers may earn between $55,000 and $98,000 a year.
The school offers a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel and restaurant management and a Bachelor of Science degree in international hospitality management.
International Hospitality degree
The international hospitality management major emphasizes coursework tailored for those students who wish to work internationally or have a general interest in international travel and tourism.
Students in this degree path must complete four semesters of a modern language and a one-semester internship, as well as spend a semester of study abroad.
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The school offers certificate programs in restaurant management and international tourism management. Each program requires the completion of five courses. All of the classes are taught entirely via the web for the convenience of working professionals and non-traditional students.
Required for Graduation beyond the classroom
Internships & Work Experience
Students are required to complete two semesters of a modern language and work 1,200 hours in some capacity in a hospitality establishment. Supervised external internships are also available.
Experience you may want to add
All majors can participate in semester study-abroad programs in Holland, England, Germany, Mexico, Macao, and Australia, as well as a Summer Studies in Europe program based at hospitality and tourism schools in Holland and Switzerland.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in dual-degree programs in Germany and Holland, which enable them to receive a bachelor degree from NAU and the international exchange partner in four years or less.
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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.
Pima Community College
Director, NAU/Pima Community College Partnership Program
7600 N. Shannon
Tucson, AZ 85709-5200
Scottsdale Community College
Program Coordinator, NAU/SCC Partnership Programs
9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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