Study Hospitality in Oregon's Playground

Earn a bachelor's degree in hospitality management at OSU-Cascades.

About the Degree

Earn your B.A. or B.S. in hospitality management in one of the Northwest’s premier tourist destinations: Bend! OSU offers the only hospitality management degree program of its kind in Oregon. Students apply classroom knowledge through required internships in Central Oregon’s world-class resorts, restaurants, lodging, brew pubs and hospitality technology industry.

The multi-disciplinary degree program prepares you for a wide range of hospitality careers within a corporate setting, in a hospitality operations setting, or as an entrepreneur. The hospitality management program provides students with the skills and knowledge to become leaders and innovators in the hospitality industry.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Please note: This is a hybrid degree program.

Courses taken in-person at OSU-Cascades in Bend:

  • Baccalaureate core courses
  • Business Minor courses. (Hospitality Management majors also complete the Business Minor. It is built into the curriculum and can be tracked on the curriculum checklist.)
  • Ecotourism and Sustainability Optional Specialization courses
  • All electives

Courses taken online via OSU Ecampus only:

All hospitality management (HM) courses


In addition to the core skills mentioned above, this program provides a specialization in ecotourism and sustainability, which is the fastest growing segment of hospitality today. Through internships, work experience programs and in-class lectures from industry leaders, students will take advantage of Bend's world-class ecotourism laboratory.

Students take the following 10 credits in person at OSU-Cascades in Bend:

  • Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership 353 (3) Nature, Eco & Adventure Tourism
  • Sustainability 350 (4) Sustainable Communities
  • Sustainability 420 (3) Social Dimensions of Sustainability

Business administration students can focus their studies by selecting the hospitality management option. The option is designed to equip you with skills in service, operations management, hospitality technology, food and beverage operations, as well as solid business fundamentals in marketing and accounting.
Available at OSU-Cascades and online through OSU Ecampus.

If you're an industry professional who is interested in hospitality courses at OSU-Cascades, you can enroll as a nondegree-seeking student and build your career with courses that best fit your needs. Check with your employer to see if you are eligible for a tuition assistance program.
Available at OSU-Cascades and online through OSU Ecampus.

Spotlight on Success: Harley Coldiron

Hospitality Management student Harley seized every professional opportunity that came his way. For his Honors College thesis, he analyzed the impact of the vacation-home business model on travel. The hospitality industry took note of Harley and, a full six months before graduation, he had multiple job offers. Upon graduation, Harley took a job with the Hyatt Hotel Group in San Antonio.

Get the Technology Edge

Nafisa Erkandoko came to OSU-Cascades from Jakarta, Indonesia to study hospitality management. She found a community in the residence hall, challenged herself with a large course load each term, and discovered the beauty of Central Oregon. Her favorite part of the program was getting hands-on experience with virtual reality employee training and food 3D printing.

Our hospitality courses for professionals are designed to prepare you for the next step in your career.

Students apply classroom knowledge through required internships in Central Oregon’s world-class resorts, restaurants and hospitality technology industry.

OSU-Cascades offers OSU's tradition of academic excellence in a smaller, more personal setting.

Careers in Hospitality Management

In Oregon, hospitality is a $12.3 billion industry. Tourism and hospitality businesses are among the largest employers in Central Oregon and the industry is experiencing a surge in growth.

Possible Career Fields

Hotel Management
Cruise Operations
Conference Services
Restaurant Ownership
Food and Beverage Services

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