B.S. in Hospitality Management – 100% Online

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management Online from Marylhurst

Advance your career in the hospitality management industry by completing your bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management online from Marylhurst University. This in-depth hospitality management online program combines key career skills in restaurant management, hotel management, membership clubs and resorts and destination travel leading to careers in managerial roles.

By completing this program online, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. If you hold an Associate’s of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or another technical degree, you have the option of completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management to leverage the technical skills you learned in community college.

Why Choose Marylhurst’s Hospitality Management Program

Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Hospitality management classes are five weeks long, and 100% online so you can work and study when it’s convenient with your schedule.

Marylhurst’s program is guided by a Hospitality Management Advisory Council made up of key industry leaders in Portland and throughout Oregon.

MU’s Hospitality Management program is structured to help you complete the major in as little as two years.

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Marylhurst’s classes offer small, discussion-style learning settings – even online – so you form strong connections to your classmates and the faculty. Average class size is 11.

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Explore Our Online Hospitality Management Program

The Hospitality Management online program is designed to build the skills you’ll need to fulfill industry expectations in general management responsibilities. Today’s hospitality management industry is a technologically-intense environment across several areas like management, human resources, food and beverage operations, marketing, accounting and communications. This hospitality management online program combines critical technical skills with strong managerial skills.

>> Learn more about the online Hospitality Management program curriculum and degree requirements.

Hospitality management professions are expected to grow 5 – 8% in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, tourism continues to be a leading economic growth industry, especially in Oregon. The latest report by the World Tourism Organization says international tourism represents 7% of the worldwide exports.

Hospitality management careers continue to expand and industry leaders are seeking well-trained, highly knowledgeable professionals.

>> View career options and statistics for hospitality management professions.

Scholarships for Hospitality Students

Two regional partners are offering Marylhurst University hospitality management students scholarships to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

  • Travel Portland Education Foundation Scholarship – Receive up to $2,500
  • Provenance Hotel Scholarship – Receive up to $3,000

Applicants to the online hospitality management program are considered for these scholarships.

>> Learn more about scholarships and financial aid available at Marylhurst University

  • Current undergraduate tuition is $463 per credit – most courses are four credits
  • Scholarships available for Hospitality Management- including funding for transfer students
  • Little-to-no fees university – we even have free parking

Approximate cost of the program: $27,780

The total cost was calculated based on the number of credits required in the major (60 credits) multiplied by the current tuition rate of $463 per credit. Cost estimate does not include any fees (which are rare), Marylhurst Core or general elective courses.

>> Learn more about our tuition rates, financial aid and scholarships.

In order to continuously deliver cutting edge industry knowledge, the university has affiliated itself with internationally recognized hospitality management experts from across Oregon and the nation, which keep the program apprised of the latest industry developments and enhancements to hospitality instruction. For you, this means a direct connection to the industry offering opportunities for internship and networking.

Here’s just a sample of the organizations and businesses that make up the Hospitality Management Advisory Council:

  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Travel Portland
  • Bon Appetit Management Company
  • Travel Oregon
  • Oregon Convention Center
  • Provenance Hotel Management
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In the News – Demand for Leaders in Hospitality

Marylhurst is addressing the needs of the hospitality workforce and economy by offering an employer-respected hospitality management program in response to the booming industry. Organizations, individuals and the media are taking note of this highly-regarded, growing program.

Marylhurst’s Hospitality degree fulfills one of Portland’s biggest needs | Portland Business Journal 

What’s trending in undergrad degrees | Oregon Business

Marylhurst now offers hospitality management degree | Catholic Sentinel

Universities Address Oregon’s Hospitality Labor Shortage | Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Managing the cost of your education can be done in several ways at Marylhurst:

  Transfer in your previous credit: Marylhurst accepts a wide range of transfer credits. Most of our students transfer in credit earned at previous four-year institutions or at a community college.
  Scholarship opportunities: We award about $1 million in scholarships each year, and we offer a scholarship for transfer students as well as military personnel and Phi Theta Kappa members. Provenance Hotels and the Travel Portland Education Foundation have also sponsored scholarships specifically for students in the Hospitality Management program.
  Credit for Prior Learning program: Save on tuition and time to complete your degree by earning credit for previous learning, like work and military experience. Marylhurst is a nationally recognized leader in credit for prior learning. Students who pursue credit for prior learning can save as much as $17,500 in tuition (based on current tuition rates).

>> Learn more about managing the cost of your education.

Founded in 1893 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Marylhurst was one of the first Northwest institutions to offer a college education to women. Today, MU is a modern, applied liberal arts and business university serving men and women of all faiths and backgrounds. Our courses combine career-relevant knowledge with highly valued employment skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, communications and ethics.

  • Private, nonprofit institution regionally accredited by NWCCU
  • Emphasis on experiential learning through internships and field trips
  • History of academic excellence – more than 122 years
  • Career services and well-connected alumni network

>> Learn more about what makes Marylhurst different.

Students may enroll any term and begin fulfilling coursework within the Marylhurst Core or general electives. Most students start fall term when hospitality management courses begin.  

Contact our Office of Admissions to discuss your hospitality management plans. We’ll walk you through the admissions requirements and application process.

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“Returning to school can be daunting for some students. As your admission counselor, I am here to answer your questions and remove barriers, so that you can focus on taking the next step in your educational and professional journey.”
~ Michaela Hanson, Admissions Counselor

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A beautiful, NW campus

Marylhurst’s historic campus is located 10 miles south of downtown Portland, Oregon. Choosing a Portland hospitality management program supports hands-on learning and opportunities to advance your knowledge of the local market. Come visit campus. Parking is free!

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