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Overview
The mission of the OSU School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration (HRAD) is to provide superior education, applications, research, service, and outreach in a professional and caring environment. This mission is accomplished by implementing theoretical and practical components in the curriculum identified by industry leaders as requirements for success. The School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at OSU is focused on experiential learning and enhancing the lives of those we serve through:

• High-quality academic foundation at the undergraduate and graduate levels centered on a focused and relevant curriculum, research, and integration of discovery;

• Diverse teaching labs that are operated professionally using sound business principles and are available to the public;

• Student organizations tied to and active with professional associations; and

• Signature events that bring together individuals and communities.

An educational facility of more than 22,500 square feet houses laboratories, classrooms, exhibit areas and faculty offices. Specific accommodations include: quantity food preparation areas with state-of-the-art commercial equipment and diverse methods of meal preparation; one dining room management and table service laboratory; quick service laboratory; basic food preparation laboratory; classroom and demonstration area; and project room. The School also operates The Atherton Hotel at OSU. The 81-room hotel serves as an excellent teaching laboratory for future hospitality professionals.

Career opportunities include hospitality management positions in the areas of: personnel administration, sales and marketing, accounting, rooms, food and beverage, and operations. Other opportunities include event planning, private club management and hospitality related entrepreneurial endeavors. Students have the opportunity to get hands on experience volunteering with three student-led events: the Wine Forum of Oklahoma, the Distinguished Chef Scholarship Benefit Series, and Hospitality Days Career Fair.

To meet the needs of the industry and provide sound academic preparation at the undergraduate level, the curriculum emphasizes professional and general education. The professional area includes courses in accounting, law, cost controls, revenue management, and economics. Courses in service management, food and beverage production, purchasing and control, facility management and design, sales and marketing, front office management, and advanced hotel and restaurant management are also ­included in the specialized area. The BS degree with a major in hotel and restaurant administration may be earned by completing a minimum of 120 semester hours and achieving a "C" grade in courses required in the major area and in the professional electives.

Successful completion of 480 hours of industry work experience and a management internship of 320 hours are required. Internship placement in hotels, restaurants, private clubs and tourism-related establishments is arranged globally in cooperation with industry executives and the OSU faculty. Study abroad programs and international internships are available.

Available Options
, B.S.H.S.


Occupations
Food Service Managers
Meeting and Convention Planners
Sales Managers
General and Operations Managers
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Industries
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation - Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation - Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries

Recent OSU Graduates in
Salaries
Max: $60,000 |
Ave: $31,983 |
Med: $33,000 |
Min: $11,700


Employers
A.G. Hospitality-Residence Inn by Marriott
AAA Insurance
Action Wholesale Liquor
Albyn School
Best Western
Boston Marriott Copley Pace
Bothwell Saxton Restaurants
Canyon Land
Cedar Rock Inn
Champion Hotels
Cheddard's Casual Cafe
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Cimarron Hotel and Suites
Coney Island
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown OKC
Department of Defense
DFW Airport Marriott South
Dollar General
Dr. Herman Orthodontics
Dry Gulch USA
Dundas Castle
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Embassy Suites
Factor 110
Firehouse Subs
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Frito Lay
Golf club of Oklahoma
Hal Smith Restaurant Group
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hersha hospitality management
Hillcrest Hospital
Hillstone Restaurant Group
Hilton Garden Inn-Bartlesville
Hyatt Hotels Coporation
Hyatt Lost Pines
Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
Koch Industries
Louie's Grill & Bar
Luckys
Lulu's Bake Shoppe & Cafe
Marriott International
Marvin & Steve Warehouse
Mayflower Renaissance
McAlisters
Nestle
Nonna's Euro-American Ristorante and Bar
Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club
Olive Garden
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Panera Bread
Pappas
Peabody Hotel
Power Ready
Renaissance Hotel Convention Center and Spa
Sirloin Stockade
SMG
Sodexo Finland
Sonic Drive In Amarillo
Starbucks Coffee Company
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Stillwater Convention and Visitors Bureau
Stillwater Medical Center
Target
Texas Roadhouse
Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
Tulsa Renaissance Hotel
Upper Crust Woodfired Pizza
Vista Host Inc
White Lodging Hotel Management
Winegardner and Hammons

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