Where Your Future Begins
The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of
Memphis, created and named for the founder of Holiday Inns, has positioned itself
as a prominent program providing a contemporary hospitality education, with an emphasis
on lodging and resort operations. Students learn what it takes to effectively run
a successful hospitality business through a mix of class work, applied industry experiences
and a required internship in lodging & hospitality operations. Management and leadership
skills are delivered through course work focusing on asset management, facility development,
human resources, resort management, food & beverage cost controls and revenue management.
Housed in a full-service, award winning Holiday Inn hotel and conference center, students
see first hand service standards, business challenges and real-time operations.
Graduates in Hospitality and Resort Management receive the B.B.A.* degree from the
AACSB accredited Fogelman College of Business & Economics which provides a traditional
business education with emphasis on communication, critical thinking, creativity and
emotional control to develop student self confidence. Our program provides an education
designed to prepare students for a 21st century career in a field that is one of the
largest employers in the world.
Please contact our office if you have questions or to schedule an appointment to visit.
We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Radesh Palakurthi
Director and InterContinental Hotel Group Endowed Chair of Excellence
Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
* BA degree beginning Fall 2012.