Undergraduate Degrees

SHRM 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.

Download the SHRM Plan of Study HERE (PDF).

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Hotel and Restaurant Management Bachelor of Science degree

The Hotel and Resutaurant Management major prepares students for careers in the hospitality industry. Students in this degree must complete two semesters of modern language with the option to do an internship and/or study abroad. Learn more about this degree in the NAU Academic catalog HERE.

International Hospitality Bachelor of Science 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. Learn more about this degree in the NAU Academic catalog HERE.

To find out more about study abroad, contact:

Dr. Paul Wiener
Director, International Programs / Summer Studies in Europe
928-523-1711 Fax
PO Box 5638
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-5638

To find out more about internships, contact:

Suzanne Siler
Program Director, Internships/Career Services
928-523-1711 Fax
PO Box 5638
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-5638

Graduate Degree: MBA-h

A graduate degree: With our MBA in Applied Management, Hospitality Focus, you will gain a deeper understanding of business practices, finances, and strategies. Our AACSB accredited degree will show employers that you not only have the hospitality experience but also the business acumen to take on executive and complex management responsibilities. Learn more HERE.

For more information, please contact Kelli Westerdahl at kelli.westerdahl@nau.edu or 928-523-7302.

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 SHRM seniors were employed by graduation.

In the year 2013, the average starting salary for a graduate as an entry level manager in training was $39,000-$44,000.

Within five to ten years of experience, hotel and restaurant managers may earn between $55,000 and $98,000 a year.


The School offers 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.

Certificate Programs

Required for Graduation beyond the classroom

Work Experience Milestone

Students are required to complete 1,200 hours of work in some capacity within the hospitality industry. Examples include lodging, food and beverage, hospitality related human resources, sales, marketing, events, and casinos. Contact Kim Knowles for additional information.

Pathways Milestone

Students are required to attend 6 Pathway events prior to graduation. Contact Sharon Lovich for additional information or go to Pathways HERE.

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

PCC website

For additional information on PCC2NAU programs, please contact:

Deidra Watson
HRM Advising
Extended Campuses

Scottsdale Community College

SCC website

For additional information on SCC2NAU programs, please contact:

Deidra Watson
HRM Advising
Extended Campuses

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SHRM academic advisement

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