Tailor Your Hospitality Program to Fit Your Personal Goals
As a Hospitality College student, you are encouraged to explore different sectors of the industry and create a course plan that aligns with your passions. A flexible curriculum means that you can choose a general course of study or concentrate in up to two of the following areas:
Event Design and Management
Use your imagination and critical thinking skills to design original event experiences. It’s a great choice for students who wish to work in the exciting event industry as well as those considering careers in the entertainment, sports, and tourism industries.
You won’t find this kind of curriculum anywhere else! We’ll give you the knowledge and skills to manage full-scale casino operations as well as pursue a career in casino accounting, gaming regulation/control, or in a supply organization that serves the casino industry.
Hospitality Beverage Management
Be part of this unique and growing sector of hospitality—ideal for students who are interested in beverage operations within the bar industry or for those who are thinking about careers in nightclubs, wineries, breweries, cafes, or beverage distribution.
Human Resource Management
From recruitment to training — labor management to corporate responsibility, students in this unique program gain a foundation that will make them invaluable to their future employers. Plus, your expertise in human relations can translate to any sector of the hospitality industry!
Innovative Restaurant Management
Do you want to be a superstar in the restaurant industry? We’ll help you learn the intricacies of food production, service, marketing, supervision, and financial management—skills that apply not only to traditional food service but also to catering operations, food suppliers, etc.
PGA Golf Management
Students with a passion for golf can be part of this highly specialized program, which prepares you for leadership roles in the golf industry by teaching you all aspects of hospitality management along with PGA-certified content (see website for program information and admission requirements).
"I felt like the hospitality program could complement more of what I wanted to do - because there's an emphasis on management as well as serving other people. That's what stood out to me."
Hospitality College Sophomore
Interested in sports management
Hospitality College Graduates Don't Just Get Diplomas, They Get Jobs
Our focus on practical academics, including work, internships, and mentor opportunities, provides graduates with highly marketable skills. And with around 100 recruiters visiting campus twice yearly, our students have unparalleled exposure to hiring employers. Here is a small sample of recent grads who leveraged their degrees into immediate job offers:
Kristina Dean '19 Management Trainee at a major luxury hotel brand
San Diego, CA
Evan Swieczkowski '20 Assistant Golf Professional for an upscale country club
Las Vegas, NV
Sonia Vazquez-Quintero ’20 Management Trainee at a major luxury hotel brand
Costs and Financial Support
UNLV's cost-per-credit is well below the national average for a 4-year college — a great value for price conscious parents and students! A high number of students manage their costs by applying for financial aid and scholarships through the university. In addition to these options, the Hospitality College awards numerous scholarships each year that are exclusive to Hospitality students.
Hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, casting a wide net across sectors like hotels, casinos, restaurants, travel, entertainment and events, sports... the list goes on. And with integrated resorts popping up all over the world, the hospitality industry is ripe with global opportunities. The college's alumni are leading the hospitality industry in various segments throughout the world. Here are a few examples:
Martha Morales '09
Martha rose through the ranks at a major hotel brand and now serves as general manager at a Las Vegas property.
Head of Esports
Lovell Walker '09
Lovell works for a global hotel brand, bringing newer technologies, like mobile gaming and esports, into the casino space.
Director of Event Marketing
Andrew Insigne '11
Andrew orchestrates major events for an international hospitality and nightlife company.