Jul 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management

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The School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management seeks to develop creative and collaborative servant leaders for the burgeoning hospitality and entertainment industry in Nashville and beyond through rigorous interdisciplinary academic programs, innovative and real-time work environments, and critical cross-cultural engagement. 

Distinctives of the School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management

Faith that leads to serve

Interdisciplinary approach focusing on creativity, collaboration, and entrepreneurship

Real-time, paid work experience through an on campus rotations program

Internships connected to the Nashville industry, one of America’s top cities 

Globally-informed- Foreign language requirement, travel abroad, and Light scholar. 

Career Opportunities

Nashville has a dynamic and interwoven hospitality and entertainment industry that is rapidly growing.  It is representative of the leading cities around the United States and is part of a business that accounts for 1 in 10 jobs around the world.  Be a part of a program that will train the future creative class of hospitality and entertainment managers to take the lead both domestically and abroad. Imagine managing artists like Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett or Kelsea Ballerini or leading the launch of the coolest new restaurant on Broadway.  Maybe you want to work for a major hospitality and entertainment company like Disney or Gaylord helping them dream up the next exciting experience for their loyal customers. Perhaps you have the next great entrepreneurial idea to help the industry grow. In any case, this program will prepare you to lead with a servant heart, a creative and collaborative mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit.

The School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management provides preparation for the following careers:

  • Hotel general manager
  • Meeting and convention planner
  •  Executive chef
  • Food and beverage director
  • Event Manager: Concerts, Festivals and Exhibitions
  •  Amusement Park Manager:
  • Cruise Lines Guest Relations Manager:
  • Artist Agent/Manager
  • Tour/Concert/Business Manager
  • Publicist/PR Management

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