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University Of Delaware “HRIM” - Newark, DE
The College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy offers students at the University the opportunity to prepare for careers in the hospitality industry. The Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management (HRIM) major leads to a Bachelor of Science, and is a four-year major with a curriculum based in liberal arts, business and specialized courses in technical applications for the hotel and restaurant industries. Students are provided a foundation in the traditional academic areas to complement the state-of-the-art business and hospitality courses. The basic business foundations of accounting, economics, marketing, legal issues, business information systems and organization are taught by the College of Business and Economics. Both undergraduate and graduate business programs are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Hospitality courses such as Introduction to Hospitality, Property Management, Hotel & Food Service Purchasing, Quantity Food Production and Service, Management of Lodging Operations, Management of Food and Beverage Operations, Hospitality Managerial Accounting and Finance, Human Relations in the Hospitality Industry, Marketing in the Hospitality Industry, Law of Innkeeping and Hospitality Management Systems are taught by HRIM faculty. In addition to the core program requirements, elective courses are offered in Club Management, Contract Management, Cross Cultural Etiquette & Protocol, Meeting & Conference Management, Issues in Tourism Management, Principles of Gaming Management, Hospitality Quality Management, several courses in information technology and other courses of special interest for the professional development of students. Students can also spend a semester at our partner school/SSH in Chur, Switzerland to obtain a Swiss Hospitality Diploma.

The Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management campus program is limited to 400 students. A selective admissions process, coupled with enrollment limitations ensure that students learn to network with each other and that the faculty provides the personal attention students need for professional growth and development. The program can be characterized as large enough to lead but small enough to care. The curriculum is structured to provide both a practical and theoretical education. An integral part of the curriculum is the hospitality-related work experience. A documented and paid student work requirement of 800 hours must be completed by the senior year. These combined work experiences assist in the development of a resume that meets industry needs and simultaneously prepares students for the increasingly complex and challenging hospitality industry. The program offers the Vita Nova Restaurant, a student-operated teaching and research laboratory with a television studio and a new campus hotel is planned, which will also integrate with the HRIM curriculum.

Also available is a 4+1 MBA program. Students in this 4+1 program enroll in more business courses and additional mathematics classes compared to their counterparts in the four-year HRIM program. As a consequence, these students have very strong business management skills to compliment their knowledge of operations and best practices in the hospitality industry. Their enhanced business skills will result in accelerated opportunity for growth into executive-level positions with comparable financial incentives. At the completion of 5 years (4+1), students will have a B.S. in HRIM and the MBA degree.

The Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management offers a program leading to a Master of Science in Hospitality Information Management. The goal of the program is first to develop students for successful careers as corporate hospitality information managers, consultants, and hospitality systems implementation professionals, and second to offer high-quality, professional-level instruction for current hospitality managers seeking to further their education by applying technology solutions in operational settings. It is also designed to provide students interested in future doctoral work in hospitality and tourism management a sound foundation toward that goal.

The University of Delaware is ideally located for a hospitality program. Job opportunities in the Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland metropolitan areas are unlimited. Within 350 miles of the university resides one-third of the U.S. population - career opportunities are abundant. Students who desire part-time work will find outstanding employment opportunities in the local area. Annually, the University of Delaware becomes the center for recruitment in the Mid-Atlantic area. Colleges and universities in the region bond together as members of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (CHRIE), to sponsor a career fair on the University campus. Recruiters from all sectors of the industry participate. The University of Delaware is also a participating member of the Walt Disney College Program where students have an opportunity to compete for a work experience with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. ARAMARK and Marriott International also offer structured internships.

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