Hastings College is a great place to get a degree in business administration and hospitality management. Graduates find excellent careers in event planning, hotel management, customer service and experience, employee management and more. With your background and varied coursework and experiences, you’ll be well suited to assume management positions throughout the hospitality industry.
A partnership that benefits you
Thanks to a partnership with Central Community College in Hastings, you’ll benefit from combined instruction from both institutions. A broad view provided by the liberal arts aspect of Hastings College, plus our expertise in business and entrepreneurship help you grow your communication and critical thinking skills while gaining confidence in customer service, public relations and marketing know-how.
Ready for the future
You'll take courses that provide in-depth expertise and give you an ideal balance between the decision-making framework of business and the technical aspects of hospitality management. Our hospitality major aspires to:
- Help students meet the challenges of the complex, dynamic hospitality management environment, such as hospitality finance, management, marketing, supervision and sales.
- Help you develop skills in written and oral communication, creative and critical thinking, research, problem-solving, teamwork and teamwork.
- Help you develop a global perspective, sensitivity to ethical issues and an appreciation for diversity.
- Combine a base of business administration and hospitality management courses to allow you to prepare for a dynamic career in the hospitality industry.
Learn the full suite of business skills
You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.
- Organizational Dynamics
- Legal aspects of business
- Financial management
- Human resources
Go further with a Hastings education
Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.
Check out our semester-by-semester hospitality management degree plan.
Create your future
See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.
Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.
Graduate with experience
At Hastings, hospitality management majors serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of January Term (J-Term) to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. Every hospitality management major completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.
At every step in your path you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College and you won't find it anywhere else.
Add expertise to your business degree
Many of our majors pursue additional study in these areas with a minor or as a double major:
- Human Resource Management
- Small business entrepreneurship
Get involved beyond the business classroom
- Professional Business Leader’s Club
- Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)
In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for business administration majors
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can also apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics.