BA in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management


Program Description


As a hotel, restaurant and institutional management (H.R.I.M.) student, you’ll enter an industry where opportunities abound. The hospitality industry is one of the world’s largest employers, offering outstanding employment options around the globe, whether you’re interested in hotel, food service or other hospitality operations.


  • Hospitality
  • Business
  • Food & Beverage
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting


  • Hotel General Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Event & Meeting Planner
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Restaurateur
  • Country Club Manager
  • Wedding Planner

What’s special about this program?

Consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitality programs, the Lerner College’s H.R.I.M. major provides specialized hospitality industry courses and a business-based curriculum that will help you to succeed. H.R.I.M. at the Lerner College offers some of the best hospitality learning facilities in the world. Our two on-campus learning labs include Vita Nova, a student-run gourmet restaurant, and the Courtyard by Marriott’s Lodging Module. In these labs, you’ll gain hands-on, real-world experience in the hospitality industry. Throughout these learning experiences, Lerner College H.R.I.M. faculty will offer you support, guidance and the expertise gained through industry management experience and academic study. In fact, four Lerner College H.R.I.M. faculty members are ranked in the top 20 hospitality faculty in the world.

Get involved

Vita Nova Marriott Courtyard at U.D. Hospitality Club National Society of Minorities in Hospitality American Hotel and Lodging Association Humanitarian Hospitality Society Bakers Dozen Eta Sigma Delta Club Managers Association of America (C.M.A.A.) Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (H.S.M.A.I.) Blue Hen Investment Club Lerner College Trading Center Women in Business Minority Business Student Association Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Lerner Student Advisory Board Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity



BUAD110 Basics of Business

ECON101 Introduction to Microeconomics

ECON103 Introduction to Macroeconomics

ENGL110 Critical Reading and Writing

HRIM180 Introduction to Hospitality

HRIM187 Intro. To Hosp. Info. Mgt.

HRIM201 Food Principles

HRIM211 Food Principles Lab

MATH114/115 College Mathematics and Statistics (MATH221/241)

History & Cultural Change Breadth

Foreign Language Course


ACCT207 Accounting I

BUAD301 Introduction to Marketing

COMM212 Oral Comm. in Business or

HRIM230 Exec. Presentations

HRIM321 Qty. Food Service Mgt.

HRIM325 Qty. Food Service Mgt. Lab

NTDT200 Meteorology and Climatology Elective Course

STAT200 Basic Stat. Prin. or

MATH201 Intro. to Stat. Methods Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth

Elective Courses


BUAD309 Organizational Behavior

FINC311 Principles of Finance

HRIM327 Property Engineering

HRIM380 Mgt. of Lodging Operations

HRIM382 Managerial Acct. & Finance

HRIM480 Hum. Res. Mgt. in the Hosp. Ind.

HRIM481 Marketing in the Hosp. Ind

HRIM488 Lodging Mgt. Practicum

LODGING MODULE (courses must be taken together)

Elective Courses


ENGL312 Written Comm. In Business

HRIM381 Mgt. of Food & Bev. Ops.

HRIM418 Beverage Management

HRIM450 Managing Hosp. Info. Systems

HRIM482 Law of Innkeeping

HRIM489 Food Service Mgt. Practicum

Elective Courses

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From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. Come join us. Our Story Our alumni tell our story of achievement -- from the first class that included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and a signer of the Constitution to a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, a Tony Award-winning choreographer and the current vice president of the United States. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists. State-of-the-art facilities support UD’s academic, research and service activities. Read less