Northwood Changes Program Name to Hospitality Management

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Northwood University is changing the name of its Hotel,Restaurant & Resort Management program to the Hospitality Management program.
Karla Spaeth

Karla Spaeth

June 19, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – For the 2012 fall semester, Northwood University is changing the name of its Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management program to the Hospitality Management program. This will be a system-wide change affecting all residential and satellite campuses, including the Midland, Michigan, campus and the University Center at Gaylord (UC). The title change will make the program more appealing to both incoming students and employers as the industry is evolving to emphasize hospitality as a broader range topic that ultimately includes tourism and lodging.

The Hospitality Management program focuses on the largest components of the highly competitive service economy. Hospitality Management courses include facilities engineering, food and beverage management, human resource management and current hospitality industry issues. The program also requires a career-related externship.

Karla Spaeth, Hospitality Management program chair for Northwood University, commented, “Our program advisory committee was influential in assisting us in determining the need for this change. We seek to continually evolve our program to meet the changing expectations of the industry.”

For more information about the Hospitality Management program, please contact Northwood University at 800.622.9000.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day and evening programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.