Hospitality Restaurant and Tourism Management

ALEC Department Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management

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Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Every hotel, convention center, food service, and tourism organization needs talented, energetic and people-oriented professionals. The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management is offered jointly through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Education & Human Sciences.

What you'll learn

The tourism and parks and recreation options offered in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication prepare individuals to serve as professionals in the tourism and parks and recreation fields by providing a foundation in leadership, tourism, natural resource recreation and entrepreneurial business operations. The program gives students a broad education enabling graduates to successfully operate tourism businesses, manage parks and outdoor recreation ventures while successfully serving the tourism and recreation needs of the public

Majors in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management will be able to:

  • Apply leadership development strategies for hospitality organizations.
  • Utilize management principles of planning, organizing, evaluating and controlling in hospitality organizations: Lodging, Events, Food & Beverage, and Tourism.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in decision making, leadership and management in the hospitality industry.
  • Apply legal precepts as related to hospitality Industry issues.
  • Apply human resource principles in the hospitality industry.
  • Utilize principles of financial management in budgeting, investing and capital planning.


  • Club Management
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a comprehensive Club Management program. The curriculum, developed by both industry and academic leaders focuses on advancing the knowledge needed to manage the operations of private club properties and resorts. The field of club management is projected to grow six percent from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about new jobs in the areas such as Events, Clubhouse Manager, Food & Beverage Operations, Controller, and Director
  • Event Planning
    Event planning may be a good fit if you see yourself planning and participating in amazing events like the Cannes Film Festival, College World Series, professional sporting events, concerts, conferences or corporate travel. From the basics to the advanced elements of the industry, you can specialize in the topics of events that are the most interesting to you, such as budgets and site selection, contracts, vendors, negotiations, promotions, food and beverage management, weddings and conferences.
  • Food and Beverage
    Food and Beverage Management prepares you for leadership roles in a dynamic and growing industry. Educational course work includes and emphasis on management and leadership, food preparation, sanitation, safety and hygiene, food science and nutrition, food and beverage service, quantity food production, cost controls, purchasing and material management, event management, marketing, catering and wine selection and service.
  • Human Resources
    As hospitality organizations have become increasingly aware of the importance of attracting, building and retaining the best representatives for their workforce, they have looked to invest in human resources leaders. Human resource professionals connect an organization's most important assets, its people, to products and services produced through value-added activities, such as:
    • talent management
    • training and development
    • change management
    • employee relations
    • complaints and grievances
    • employee rights
    • appraisals
    • health and safety
    • strategic planning
  • Lodging
    The emphasis in lodging prepares you to enter management or entrepreneurial positions in resorts, restaurants, hotels, inns, or bed and breakfast enterprises. Site visits, and visits from industry leaders who discuss current trends, bring an entrepreneurial approach to learning. You will learn to address current industry needs through exposure to current issues, such as:
    • efficient hotel operation
    • business ethics
    • financial control
    • marketing principles
    • human resource management
    • resort development
  • Tourism
    Tourism may be the right fit if you would like to work in a growing, dynamic, global industry offering tourism, travel, cultural and educational experiences. Tourism is now one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing sectors. With this rapid growth, demand for people with the right qualifications is high. This emphasis area will prepare you for managerial positions in the tourism industry, including convention centers, event tourism, travel agencies and/or destination management organizations. You will learn marketing and management aspects of entrepreneurial tourism development through investigation of cultural, economic, and demand functions that affect modern tourism promotion and progress.
As part of her internship with the Nebraska Department of Tourism, HRTM student Hannah Hundley took part in the Tourism Serves project and worked with other voluneers on the Cowboy Trail in Chadron, NE.

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR)

The Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management major in CASNR is offered through the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication department.

College of Education & Human Sciences (CEHS)

The Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management major in CEHS is offered through the Nutrition and Health Sciences Department.

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