Hospitality Management

Why Choose Hospitality Management?

This program will give you a strong background in how to supervise a staff, and oversee operations and development. You will also learn to plan and market services and other features at the various facilities.

Skills Acquired


Students learn to supervise staff and oversee operations and development. They also learn to plan and market services and other features at their facilities.

Hospitality management programs include topics such as:

  • Personnel management
  • Marketing
  • Business administration
  • Customer service



Normandale's Hospitality Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). To view the report click here.

Careers in Hospitality Management

Projected Job Growth

According to, job growth is projected to be 10.4 percent.

Types of Jobs


Graduates in hospitality management go on to positions such as:

  • Hotel General Manager
  • Housekeeping/Maintenance Director
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing Director
  • Banquet/Catering Director
  • Restaurant/Bar Manager
  • Casino Operations
  • Event Manager


Average State Pay

According to, the median wage for Hospitality Management positions (based Lodging Managers data) is $47,050 ($22.62 per hour).



Hospitality management programs prepare people to manage hotels, bed and breakfasts, cruise ships, resorts, and other hospitality facilities. These programs are sometimes called hotel management, resort management, or hotel administration.

Degrees & Certificates in Hospitality Management

Graduates in hospitality management go on to positions such as hotel general manager, housekeeping/maintenance director, hotel sales and marketing director, banquet/catering manager, restaurant/bar manager, casino operations and event manager. A student may go on to obtain a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or related programs.

Complementing the traditional degree program, the Hospitality Department offers six Certificate Programs designed for working adults. Students may also elect to complete one or more certificate concentrations and select courses to fulfill this requirement.


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