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About Hospitality Management

Students walking outside of Ackerman Hall

We aim to develop competent, entry-level, hospitality management professionals who meet and exceed contemporary industry needs while preparing them for future career growth and achievement. We do this by providing credible and competitive instructions in the relevant, essential areas of knowledge.

To accomplish this mission, the department has developed the following student outcomes:

Students will demonstrate an ability to apply the following hospitality management human relations skills:

  • Understanding of organizational theory and behavior of a service culture
  • Diversity
  • Working in teams
  • Human behavior

Students will demonstrate knowledge in Hospitality Management operational areas:

  • Food production and service
  • Food safety
  • MIS as it relates to hospitality management
  • Cost controls and accounting
  • Legal issues
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Hospitality Security
  • Management Theory
  • Purchasing

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate, as follows:

  • Competency in written communication
  • Competency in oral communication

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibility in hospitality management:

  • Acting in a professional and ethical manner while completing coursework and while on internship

Students will demonstrate an understanding of continued scholarly growth and community service through the following:

  • Participation in student clubs, honor societies, and service-learning activities

The History of the IUP Hospitality Management Department

  • Hospitality Management Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 10
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2626
  • Fax: 724-357-7582
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.