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Hospitality Business Management, B.S.

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Hospitality Business Management Degree

Hospitality means business. Turn your passion for food, travel, and recreation planning into a successful career in one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic industries.

Why Study Hospitality Business Management?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:

  • Prepare for limitless career opportunities in hotels and resorts, restaurants, meeting and event management, club management, agritourism, and convention and visitor centers, and other related fields.
  • Learn hospitality leadership through both classroom activities and hands-on training with business owners in the community.
  • Work alongside highly qualified faculty and mentors who have real-world business experience.
  • Partner with industry leaders in various internship opportunities.
  • Get hands-on experience by helping to plan and manage several events held annually by the Hospitality Club.

What can I do with a degree in hospitality business management?


  • Disney Park
  • Hershey Park
  • Kalahari Resorts
  • State Street Grill
  • Willow Event Planning
  • Woodloch Pines

Career Options

  • Breweries and Wineries
  • Catering Director
  • Conferences and Convention
  • Event Coordinator
  • Wedding Planner


Brenda Lidy
Program Director


Giant Profile: Jane Kirchner '22

Jane Kircher

“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.”

Partnership Agreements

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.


Keystone student-to-faculty ratio


increase in jobs over the next 10 years


Keystone students employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation


Median annual salary for hospitality careers


Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond

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.

Cupcake Challenge

Hospitality and event planning students invite bakers 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 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 meetings.

Wine Tasting Sept. 22, 2019

Hospitality Club

Students in The Hospitality Club participate in planning several events throughout the year including the Cupcake Challenge, Wine Tastings, Purse Bingo, and more!

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Be Involved

When you become a Giant, you will enjoy campus life in a passionate, close-knit community…a family. Keystone College comes together in many different ways with 18 Division III sports, a variety of student events, 276 acres to explore, and various ways to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

“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. I was able to complete an internship at Boka Restaurant Group in Chicago.”

Ryan Evans, Class of 2023
Read about Ryan.

Featured Faculty

Kasey Chermak, MS

Kasey Chermak, MS

Instructor of Information Technology  
Patricia Davis, PhD

Patricia Davis, PhD

Professor of Accounting and Program Director of Accounting and Financial Management
Brenda Lidy, MS

Brenda Lidy, MS

Associate Professor and Program Director of Hospitality Business Management, Program Director of Business (BS) and Business Administration (AS), Program Director of Supply Chain Management
Robert Nardelli, DPS

Robert Nardelli, DPS

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Computer Science and Information Technology
Elizabeth Schneider, MBA, JD

Elizabeth Schneider, MBA, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Sandra R. Smith, PhD

Sandra R. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Sport and Recreation Management (BS) and Sport Leadership Management (MS)
Donald “Doc” Stacknick, MS

Donald “Doc” Stacknick, MS

Instructor of Sport and Recreation
Chad Stevens, PhD

Chad Stevens, PhD

Associate Professor of Business, Program Director of MBA, and Chair of Business, Management & Technology
Kevin Vinson, MBA

Kevin Vinson, MBA

Associate Professor of Accounting

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