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Hospitality Management - BS

People in the hospitality industry work in some pretty exciting places like ski resorts, hotels, casinos and cruise ships.

WHY STUDY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT?

You'll start your journey in hospitality management by learning the basics. Then, you'll go beyond the classroom and into the “real world” of hospitality management. Your education will include 800 hours of hands-on experience, which you may get nearby at places such as Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville, NY; The Lodge at Glendorn, a luxury nature resort just down the road from campus; or Seneca Allegany Casino in nearby Salamanca, NY. Or, you can get that experience from locations farther away such as Walt Disney World or American Cruise Lines.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll learn all about the industry: how to prepare food and handle the cost of food and beverages, operate a hotel, and deal with legal and marketing issues within the industry.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT?

With your degree in hospitality management, you’ll be prepared for many careers, including banquet manager, front desk or reservation agent at a hotel, or a country club manager.

Job titles:

  • Facilities manager
  • Hotel supplier
  • Golf/country club manager
  • Front office manager
  • Marketing director
  • Menu design consultant
  • Catering/banquet manager
  • Cruise ship purveyor
  • Club manager
  • Travel agent

Employers:

  • Airlines
  • Restaurants
  • Cruise Lines
  • Entertainment Complexes
  • Health Spas
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Tourism/travel agencies
  • Convention centers
I love the range of knowledge the hospital management major provides. I know I'll be prepared to land a good job after graduation. Aleah Busbey, a hospitality management major from Palmer, AK