Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$375 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Curriculum: B.A./B.S. Hospitality Management — Online


The coursework in Oregon State’s hospitality management online degree program will set you on a path toward becoming a leader, executive or owner in the hospitality industry.

Specific learning outcomes include understanding the importance of outstanding guest service quality, server-guest relationships and ethics; explaining the application of technology in various hospitality industry settings; and applying strategic management principles to business operations.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your hospitality management degree, including:

Honors degree online

As an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you can apply to earn an honors degree online in your academic major. Earning this prestigious degree gives you the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research, complete a comprehensive thesis experience and engage in co-curricular activities.

Ecotourism and sustainability specialization

Once you’re admitted to OSU, you can elect to pursue the program’s specialization in ecotourism and sustainability, which is the fastest-growing segment of hospitality today. The specialization’s coursework delves into adventure tourism, sustainable communities and social dimensions of sustainability. Your academic advisor will be able to provide more information after you enroll.

Sample course topics

  • Lodging management
  • Hospitality law and labor relations
  • Hospitality technology laboratory
  • Revenue management and pricing
  • Service management
  • Online marketing and reputation management
  • Vacation property management
  • Advanced restaurant management and ownership

Additional program features


As a hospitality management major, you’ll take part in three required internships in your community. The program advisor and program lead will work with you to select internship experiences that are meaningful, align with the program’s mission and also meet your needs. These internships can take place in your local area or even internationally.

Accelerated Master's Platform

Get a jump-start on your MBA or M.S. in Business while working toward your undergraduate degree in hospitality management. Through Oregon State’s Accelerated Master’s Platform, current undergraduate hospitality management students can take graduate-level courses online that will be applied to their bachelor’s degree, and the credits earned will be transferred to the MBA or M.S. in Business programs. Students enrolled in Ecampus graduate courses will pay the graduate tuition and fees rate.

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

By earning your hospitality management bachelor’s degree, you will automatically earn a business minor. You also have the ability to add another minor to your undergraduate program. Combine your hospitality management studies with a minor in organizational leadership or economics to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

State of Colorado: This program requires an internship. Although Oregon State University participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), due to Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act, we have limited authorization to offer programs that require internships in the state of Colorado. The Colorado internship site must provide workers’ compensation. In some cases, a proposed internship site may not provide worker’s compensation insurance and, as a result, is not available as an internship site. Please contact Ecampus Compliance and Reporting Coordinator Donald O’Dell with questions.

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