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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Undergraduate students at the Harrah College of Hospitality are fully immersed in the hospitality industry. By working with renowned professors in the classroom and engaging with hospitality experts in real industry settings, students are given unique learning opportunities that prepare them for a successful career after graduation.

Plus, there isn’t a better learning laboratory than Las Vegas. Students have unparalleled access to internship, mentorship, and work opportunities with some of the biggest names in the hospitality and tourism industry. By truly experiencing the industry before graduation, students are prepared to take on leadership roles when they enter the workforce.

This is why we are one of the top-ranked programs in the world.

Overview

Duration

4 years

Required Credits

120

Location

UNLV campus

5 Reasons to get a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management at UNLV

  1. It’s a top-ranked program in the country.
  2. Students have the opportunity to study, work, and intern in the heart of the industry.
  3. It has a low cost relative to comparable programs.
  4. It has a flexible curriculum that allows students to specialize in different segments of the industry .
  5. Students get the right mix of management skills and hands-on training to make an immediate impact in their careers .

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, supplement with electives outside of hospitality, or concentrate in up to two of the following areas:

Event Design & 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.

Gaming Management

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 Resources 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).

#1
Highest-Ranked National Hospitality Program*
#2
The World’s Second-Ranked Hospitality Program*
18,000+
Hospitality Alumni Around the World
1,800
Current Hospitality Students

UNLV Students, Alumni, and Faculty Embody the Rebel Spirit

The Hospitality College inspires students, alumni, and faculty to become thought leaders who will shape the hospitality and tourism industry for decades to come.

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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.

Richard Sypert, Current Hospitality College Student
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UNLV hospitality students share common qualities such as career ambition, can-do attitude, willingness to learn, and wanting to excel in both life and career.

Oliver Wu ‘13, Hospitality College Alumnus
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With our close proximity and relationship to the Las Vegas Strip, students and faculty are uniquely positioned to provide meaningful research and innovative solutions that can help the industry move forward.

Amanda Belarmino, Hospitality College Assistant Professor

Pursue a Career in an Exciting Industry

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.

Potential careers include:

  • Hotel manager
  • Casino manager
  • Events/conference director
  • Tour operator
  • Food & Beverage director
  • Restaurant manager/owner
  • Country club manager
  • Hotel/convention sales director
  • Revenue management director
  • Human resources director
  • Executive chef
  • Sommelier
  • Spa manager

Hospitality Admissions

Undergraduate students must meet certain academic standards to be admitted to UNLV and the Harrah College of Hospitality. The University accepts the Common App.

Funding Your Education

Harrah College of Hospitality is one of the most affordable among peer programs. Plus, we offer resources to help fund your educational journey, including scholarships and loans.

Request Information

If you have questions regarding our degree program, we want to hear from you. Please provide your name and email address below or email your question directly to hospitalityadmissions@unlv.edu.