Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management

Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

New Scarlet hotel on Nebraska Innovation Campus
The hospitality, restaurant and tourism management major combines classroom instruction with experiential learning to help you move into management positions in the hospitality industry, one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. The program is designed to meet current industry needs and be flexible enough for you to tailor it to your interests in one of six areas of emphasis.
  • College

  • Hours Required

    120 credit hours
  • Minors Available

    Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

  • Areas of Focus

    Club Management, Event Management, Food and Beverage, Human Resources, Lodging, Tourism

The Nebraska Difference



Sharpen your skills and learn from experts in the industry throughout three internships.



CEHS awards more than $200,000 annually in scholarships to incoming students.


1-to-1 Advising

Your assigned advisor will support you with academic planning throughout your time at Nebraska.


Career Coaching

Career coaches can help you plan for a meaningful career built upon your degree program. Career coaches can help you plan for a meaningful career built upon your degree program.

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Program Features

State-of-the-Art Facility

Train and learn in the state-of-the-art Scarlet Hotel, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel on Nebraska Innovation Campus.  

Hands-On Learning 

Start your career by completing three internships as part of your academic program with organizations such as The Masters Tournament, Walt Disney World or the College World Series.  

Networking Opportunities 

Learn from an advisory board of experts from across the industry and connect with professionals at conferences in both the U.S. and abroad, including the EuroCHRIE Conference, Cannes Film Festival or the National Restaurant Association Show. 

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Notable Courses

Introduction to Hospitality Management (HRTM 171)

Gain an understanding of the global hospitality industry and its economic, social and cultural impact through classroom and applied learning. Industry trends and career opportunities are also discussed.

Introduction to Tourism (HRTM 280)

This class provides opportunities to engage directly with established tourism organizations and industry professionals, offering you insights into the practical aspects of working within the tourism industry.

Introduction to the Event Industry (HRTM 289)

Learn the fundamentals of meetings, events, expositions and conventions. Students gain firsthand experience while learning knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be a successful event professional.

Catering Management (HRTM 373)

Learn concepts in catering management and service. Students have the opportunity to cook and serve quality food at appropriate costs using cost-control principles while meeting client expectations.

Guest Service Management (HRTM 374)

Explore the principles of guest service management in hospitality and tourism organizations while exploring the ways hospitality and tourism organizations can inspire positive customer service interactions.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • The Masters Tournament
  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • College World Series
  • Caffé Florian in Florence, Italy


  • Events and entertainment assistant, Nebraska State Fair
  • Sales and marketing coordinator, Visit Omaha
  • Membership director, Field Club of Omaha
  • Human resources manager, TAFS, Inc.
  • Prestige lead concierge, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Graduate Schools

  • Personal Leadership Graduate Certificate, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • MBA@Nebraska, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • M.S. Hospitality Management, Florida International University

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Dijon DeLaPorte
Contact Title
Director of Recruitment