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Hospitality Business Management

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Hospitality Business Management Degree

The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries and offers a wide range of job opportunities anywhere in the world.

If you have an outgoing personality, excellent people skills and the ability to think critically then hospitality business management could be the right career for you. You should also have a passion for food, lodging, traveling, recreational activities, be willing to join a club or association, and get involved with the community.

The hospitality business management degree is a multifaceted program that focuses on various concentrations within one discipline and prepares you to work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, ski resorts, spas, fitness centers and conference centers.

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94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

Successful Keystonians

Andrea Araujo

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“My professors were the biggest building block for me. They highlighted talents I didn’t know I had and helped me reach my full potential.”

Malek Thomas

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“Being at Keystone made me want to be more innovative. If it wasn’t for Keystone, I wouldn’t be following my own dreams right now.”

Hospitality and Event Planning Projects Come to Life

Etiquette Luncheon

Etiquette Luncheon

Keystone College’s Meeting and Convention Management class holds an etiquette luncheon. This free luncheon provides students with the knowledge needed for successfully navigating through a business lunch or dinner meeting.

Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

Enjoy a fun-filled night out with your friends playing bingo for fabulous purses from the designers you love. Hospitality and event planning students plan this wonderful event each fall. 

Cupcake Challenge 16

Cupcake Challenge

Hospitality and event planning students invite cupcakes from local bakeries, restaurants, and amateur bakers and tasters to attend an annual Cupcake Challenge to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer research..

Wine Tasting

Wine Tastings

The Keystone College hospitality program is a member of The American Wine Society, America’s largest community of wine explorers. Students gain hands-on experience by volunteering their time and talent to assist with our meetings.

Real World Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field. Internships and experiential learning, or field experiences, give students the opportunity to connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals.

Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans '22

“Keystone is a really great school and the people here are wonderfully supportive. Professors know you on a first-name basis and they’re willing to help in whatever way they can. Plus, all the activities I’ve been involved in have really benefited me.”

Read more about Ryan.

Jane Kircher

Jane Kircher '22

“As an intern with Willow Event Planning, I assist with the implementation of the weddings. I work with vendors, the bride and groom, and members of the bridal party to help make sure the day runs smoothly for everyone involved.”

Hospitality business management student Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin '19

“I like making people happy and I get to participate in, and help plan, a lot of activities including the Food Gala, our job fair, purse bingo, and the fashion show. I was able to complete a year-long internship with a baker and have learned a lot about the opportunities in the field.”

Your Future in Hospitality Business Management

Salaries in hospitality business management vary depending on the position, ability, location and experience in the industry. Most graduates will start out in an entry level position and then grow into a higher level management position. Many students will have the opportunity to complete their internship and transition into the workforce. Most students in this industry will work days, nights, weekends, and holidays. This industry does not sleep! That is why there is such a demand.

Types of establishments that hire hospitality management students are:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Resorts
  • Ski Resorts
  • Amusement Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Movie Theaters
  • Casinos
  • Taverns, Bars, and Pubs
  • Cruise Ships
  • Conference and/or Conventions Centers
  • Sport and Recreation Arenas
  • Food and Supply Distributors
  • Coffee House
  • Corporate Dining
  • Vending Companies
  • Wineries

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.


Do you love coordinating events and have unparalleled organizational skills? The event planning minor prepares students to assume leadership roles within the industry.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Hospitality Business Management Faculty Profiles

Lidy, Brenda, MS

Lidy, Brenda, MS

Associate Professor and Program Director of Hospitality Business Management and Business Administration (AS)
Schneider, Elizabeth, MBA, JD

Schneider, Elizabeth, MBA, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Stevens, Chad, PhD

Stevens, Chad, PhD

Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Business, Management & Technology
Hager-Harris, Dana M., PhD

Hager-Harris, Dana M., PhD

Associate Professor and Program Director of Business, Supply Chain Management and MBA

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