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  • 93%of our students have jobs upon graduation
  • 65countries represent our student body, making us the most diverse hospitality program in the world
  • 936 undergraduate students
  • 87MS in Hospitality Management students
  • 27MS in Global Hospitality Business students
  • 12Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration students
  • $1,000,000 in merit-based scholarships (almost) were awarded last year
  • 7,951alumni work in hospitality leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world

HOSPITALITY MEANS BUSINESS!

Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant” but we are so much more! We are a specialized business degree program in hospitality, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality management, global hospitality business and hospitality administration, respectively, as well as a minor in beverage management and marketing. Our graduates realize incredible career opportunities around the globe in lodging, restaurants, catering and events, casino, spa and club management, food safety, conference services, hospitality technology, sports and entertainment venues, marketing and social media, tourism, revenue management, wine and spirits distribution – and these are just a few  specialized areas of hospitality. A huge part of our industry is food & beverage management, so our students spend quality time in chef coats learning basic cooking, food safety and knife skills, but we are not a culinary program. Our focus is always on management, not what’s on the menu. Still, many aspiring chefs come here to learn about the business and operational side of the restaurant industry either before or after they complete a culinary program. Here, we prepare the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. And with our specialized team of counselors in our Career Development office, we are ready and willing to help you navigate this global industry through internships and career fairs where we bring top hospitality employers to you. Hospitality is the world’s #1 employer. We ARE hospitality. We will help you find your place in our industry!

 

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San Antonio

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and is regarded as the “Tourism Capital of Texas.” Thanks to the overwhelming support by area employers, the world’s leading hospitality management program (that’s us!) has a new campus at Sunset Station’s historic Mission Hotel. Hilton College is the first provider of a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in the Alamo City.

WE ARE IN SAN ANTONIO

Faculty Accolades

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Dr. Nancy Graves has received a $2,500 grant from the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation to support her course, Contract Foodservice Management. This is the third consecutive year that Dr. Graves has received full funding for this highly competitive grant.


A paper by Dr. Nathan Jarvis and his colleagues at the University of Arkansas titled “Further evidence of how unbuffered starvation at 4ºC influences Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e, HCC23, F2365 and Scott A” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Food Protection. With more and more foods being partially processed and held in the refrigerated cold-chain, the possibility of contamination by and growth of the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is increasing. This study examined how the bacterium responds to starvation conditions that are encountered by the bacterium in processing plant environments, like floors, floor drains and cart wheels. Their research demonstrated that even during long-term starvation, Listeria monocytogenes is still living and has a partially active metabolism. These results will help researchers understand how the bacterium survives long-term starvation and how it continues to contaminate the cold-chain.

 

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A paper co-authored by J. Taylor, Dean Dennis Reynolds, M. Bing, H. K. Davison and T. Ruetzler titled “Motivation and personal involvement leading to wine consumption” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (in press). With wine sales at the highest volume ever, this consumption behavior study examined the intrinsic motivational factors that push consumers toward wine products and the extrinsic motivational product attributes that draw, or pull, them toward wine products. Their research showed that intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors interact to increase personal involvement with wine, which subsequently predicts wine purchase and consumption. These findings help to understand a complex picture of consumer wine purchasing behaviors and may help marketers more specifically target consumers based on these interacting predictors.

Our Master’s in Global Hospitality Business is a one-of-a-kind program with three intense semesters of study and firsthand experience of local cultures across three continents. Together, with our partners at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, we offer our students the experience of a lifetime. Interested? Contact Jennifer Glickman at jglickman@uh.edu or 713.743.4790.

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