Hospitality Management

There are approximately 14 million people working in the leisure and hospitality industry in the United States and the industry is continually growing. Here at Southwest we offer an education in 3 career paths that can lead to careers in this exciting field; Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, and Culinary Arts. Using in-class instruction, interactive learning tools and laboratory opportunities, our programs are designed to prepare students for entry level management positions in this challenging but rewarding industry.

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Hospitality Management at Southwest is comprised of three concentrations:

  • Restaurant Management - this degree provides students who have dreamed of owning their own restaurant or to enter in to management positions at their favorite restaurants, a well-rounded education in the challenging field of restaurant management.
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  • Hotel Management - this degree gives students that want to start a career in hotel management an in depth education preparing them for entry level management positions in the 247 hotel properties in the Memphis and Shelby County area.
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  • Culinary Arts - primarily designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as chefs.
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The Culinary Institute offers cutting-edge kitchen, classroom, and catering services in a modern, dedicated facility.

For More Information

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Catalog Search to view descriptions of our courses or the Interactive Course Schedule (opens new window) to see when and where a class is being offered.

Hospitality Management is part of the Business and Legal Studies department. For more information regarding these programs contact the respective program coordinator or call 901-333-4130.