Lodging Emphasis

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An emphasis in lodging prepares you for management positions in resorts, hotels, inns, long term care, property management or bed and breakfast enterprises. You will learn to address current industry needs through exposure to current issues. Site visits, and visits from industry leaders who discuss current trends, bring an entrepreneurial and interesting approach to your learning.

The program primarily focuses on:

  • efficient hotel operation
  • business ethics
  • financial control
  • marketing principles
  • human resource management
  • property development

This combination of knowledge, experience, and skills will enable you as a service oriented, hard-working graduate to perform with excellence in the global hospitality industry.

12 or more credit hours from the following:

  • HRTM 274 Intro to Food & Beverage in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRTM 280 Intro to Tourism
  • HRTM 285 Intro to the Lodging Industry
  • HRTM 289 Intro to the Event Industry
  • HRTM 474 Food & Beverage Management
  • HRTM 485 Advanced Lodging Operations
  • HRTM 373 Catering Management
  • TMFD 121 Visual Communication & Presentation

Beyond the Classroom

Gain experience learning through student clubs, organizations and more.

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Hospitality Student Development Organization

The mission of the Hospitality Student Development Organization (HSDO) is to provide professional development opportunities for students in the hospitality industry. This is done in a variety of ways including networking, social and personal development events and activities.

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Lincoln Lodging Association

The Lincoln Lodging Association is to protect the rights and promote the interests of the Lincoln Lodging Industry and its members. We are also a great resource for networking and education.

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Metropolitan Hospitality Association

The Metropolitan Hospitality Association is an association dedicated to cultivating tourism, community, education and helping its members to maintain their competitive edge.

Work with the best

Christian Sypavongsay, Alum

Prestige Lead Concierge at The Venetian / The Palazzo, Las Vegas

"My time at UNL in the hospitality management program changed my life. I was able to have a high-quality education along with experiences of a lifetime. The faculty are some of my good friends and I enjoy working with the program to this day. I cannot stress how valuable this program was to my success through the many connections and opportunities that were provided."

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Learn from the best

Ajai Ammachathram, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Food & Beverage Management Extension Specialist

Dr. Ajai Ammachathram is a hospitality leader and educator who has been associated with food and beverage management for over 20 years. He is a certified hospitality educator (CHE) from the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute, and holds a doctoral degree in leadership (higher education) from Eastern Michigan University.

Learn more about Ajai
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