Hospitality Management Major (BBA)

Class Type: Classroom

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management (BBA Hospitality Management) is intended for those who wish to have a well-rounded business degree that prepares them for a successful career in the many opportunities available in the hospitality and service industry. At DBU, hospitality is more than a class or a career: it’s a genuine call to serve others just as Christ did. Biblically, the examples of servanthood and hospitality are numerous, showing us that leading by serving is an important quality and practice for Christian leaders in every vocation.

The purpose of the major in Hospitality Management is to equip students with an exceptional, Christ-centered education in service to others so that they can become effective leaders in the global economy. DBU helps students translate theory into practice with a focus on serving the needs of others. The approach seeks to integrate the latest research with the timeless truths of Scripture to help students navigate the hospitality and business world from a Christian perspective.

Additional Details

Why should I consider pursuing a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management?

Hospitality is BIG business!

  • The hospitality industry is worth over 10% of the global economy.
  • U.S. travel and tourism generated over $1.6 trillion in economic output in 2017 with spending continuing to increase (up nearly 6% in 2017 alone)
  • The industry supplies 1 in every 10 American jobs and talented leaders are in high demand!

Source: “2019 U.S. Travel and Hospitality Outlook.” Deloitte. Retrieved from

What career paths are available with a Hospitality Management degree?

Many careers are available in the Hospitality Management field, including:

  • Lodging: Managing hotels, resorts, private accommodations
  • Travel and Tourism: Organized trips for business, leisure, ministry
  • Meetings and Events: Planning conferences, conventions, weddings, retreats
  • Food Service: Leader or owner of restaurants, catering business, coffee shops/bakeries
  • Recreation and Entertainment: Managing sports events and programs, parks and recreation, nature areas, art events, concerts

Why should I study Hospitality Management in the DFW area?

The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex is one of the largest regions and best business markets in the United States. In addition to a combined population of almost 7 million residents, nearly 50 million people visit the area each year. With world class hotels, sports teams, arts districts, tourist attractions, restaurants, convention centers, and more, DFW is the perfect spot to start a business or launch your career.

Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • In-Person
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities to earn course credit.

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Meet the Program Director

"We would love to welcome you into the B.B.A. in Hospitality Management degree program at Dallas Baptist University!"