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.
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.
- 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
- Cruise Lines
- Entertainment Complexes
- Health Spas
- Tourism/travel agencies
- Convention centers
HMGT 0201Course 1 NameService Industry Structure And LeadershipCourse 1 DescriptionSuccessful leadership as channeled through an organizational structure is a very critical concept in the service industries where the customer is usually present at the point of production of the product. This course will review both the content of structure and leadership as well as the process of utilizing them to successfully direct an organization to its objectives.
MRKT 1301Course 2 NamePrinciples Of MarketingCourse 2 DescriptionThis course introduces students to marketing as an integral component of an effective business strategy to build valuable business partnerships and profitable customer relationships. Topics covered include the marketing environment, managing market information, consumer behavior, market segmentation, branding strategy, product development, pricing, distribution, integrated marketing communication, and marketing ethics.
HMGT 1380Course 3 NameSpecial Events PlanningCourse 3 DescriptionThis course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on creating, organizing, identifying sponsors, marketing and implementing large scale community events.
HMGT 1445Course 4 NameProfessionalism In HospitalityCourse 4 DescriptionCourse teaches the 'soft skills' necessary for success in the culturally diverse hospitality management environment with an emphasis on dress, proper etiquette, body language, the art of non-verbal communication, and business conversation; networking and job search techniques are examined. Course also explores the dynamics, meaning, and value of becoming a well-rounded person.
I love the range of knowledge the hospitality 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