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.
Keystone College has the following agreements with schools:
Hospitality and Event Planning Projects Come to Life
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.
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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. Proceeds benefit the Hospitality and Events department.
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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.
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.
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Hospitality business management students, Associate Professor Brenda Lidy, and Adjunct Instructor Brenda Bistocchi ’71 visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol earlier this week.
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.”
Chelsie Bartlett ’18
“I had the opportunity to intern internationally for Sodexo in London, England, for one month. I worked in their office building and completed research on the company and competitors as well as out-of-office events. I lived and commuted locally and gained experience living in another country as well as learning more about Sodexo.”
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:
- Ski Resorts
- Amusement Parks
- Water Parks
- Movie Theaters
- 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
Event Planning Minor
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.
Hospitality Business Management Faculty Profiles
Associate Professor and Program Director of Accounting and Business
Associate Professor of Business and Hospitality Curriculum Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Business
Assistant Professor of Business and Faculty Representative to Athletics