Welcome to the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management! Come explore the world of hospitality business management through our two majors: Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (HRIM) and Hospitality Industry Management (HSIM), where the possibilities are endless. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student development and we have some of the best hospitality learning facilities in the world.
The Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management has an outstanding reputation for hospitality business education on campus and around the world. Our experience-driven learning and focus on industry business and analytics prepares our students to distinguish themselves as successful leaders and entrepreneurs in the industry and in their communities and beyond.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THE PROGRAM?
- Top Program! The UD HRIM Department is consistently as one of the top hospitality programs in the USA.
- We are Business! Graduates receive a degree from an AACSB accredited business college with the opportunity to take a 4+1 program that enables students to complete their undergraduate work and obtain an MBA in five years of study.
- Large Enough to Lead and Small Enough to Care! The HRIM and HSIM majors have selective admissions, which ensures that students learn to network with each other and allow the faculty to provide the personal attention students need for professional growth and development. Students connect with faculty as they are in small classes that are taught by industry experts who are well-respected academics in their field.
- Go Global! Over 40% of our students go abroad as part of the curriculum. Study Aboard opportunities have many options: Semester in Switzerland at the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality or a variety of programs for Winter session and Summer session courses around the globe. Students earn college credit and experience other cultures in places as Austrailia, Barbados, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Italy, Jamaica and South Africa..
An integral part of both the HRIM and HSIM curriculum is the hospitality-related work experience. Seven hundred hours documented paid work experience and 100 hours of community service are required. These combined work experiences assist in the development of a career plan that meets industry needs and prepares students for the increasingly complex and challenging hospitality industry.
A variety of student clubs enable students to attend national industry conferences, network with leaders and managers in the hospitality field and plan events and conferences for the university, industry and community.
The Alfred Lerner College of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services, the HRIM and HSIM faculty advisors and the Career Services Center serves the undergraduate student body by providing information and support for the students’ academic, professional and career development to foster their successful matriculation, graduation and placement.
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