If you’ve ever looked for a future that involves opportunities for managerial responsibility and career advancement, hospitality, and world-wide cuisine, then check into UNO’s Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration.

As a hotel, restaurant, and tourism (HRT) administration major, you’ll focus on the business of this specialized industry, developing skills not only in finance and marketing, but also in human resources and management. You also may choose a concentration that best suits your interest -- hotel and lodging, convention and event management, food and beverage management, and tourism. A requirement of 600 hours of work experience in the industry will help you learn how to apply these skills in a real-world setting, and some of the coursework incorporates research for the Hospitality Research Center to deepen your understanding even more.

At UNO, we offer amenities beyond accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. To start, you’ll attend classes in our state-of-the-art classrooms in Kirschman Hall. Our program boasts an advisory board comprised of some of the hospitality and tourism industry’s brightest leaders. We have a cutting-edge food lab facility that includes a production kitchen, dining room, demonstration lab, property management system lab, and an outdoor courtyard. Last, we’ve created a special two-plus-two articulation program with Delgado Community College that allows students in its culinary arts program to graduate with a four-year management degree after two additional years of study at UNO.

The high regard our HRT program earns locally and nationally will help secure you a career in the hospitality industry. No matter when you check out of UNO, the skills you learn will serve you in any corner of the HRT world.

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Selected Courses

Hotel Operations
Principles of Food Operations
Principles of Travel and Tourism
Introduction to the Convention, Events, and Meeting Industry

Contact Information

Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration
University of New Orleans
Kirschman Hall, Room KH 462
Phone: 504-280-6385