Hospitality Management - BS

  • Hospitality Management

  • “The best part about hospitality management is the vast opportunities the major provides.”

    Brianna Kloss, hospitality management major from Bradford, PA

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    Program Contact: Jennifer Forney

    You want to be the boss but you don't want to sit behind a desk all day, right? You want to make good money but also have fun.

    How about the excitement of working at a beach or ski resort? The action of a large hotel or the adventure of a cruise ship?  These are just a few of the possibilities open to you in the area of hospitality management.

    In our program, you'll start by learning the basics of the industry. 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 like Holiday Valley Ski Resort, or Glendorn, a fancy, (and we mean really fancy) resort near campus.  Or not so nearby at world-famous attractions like Disney.

    What you can do with a degree in   Hospitality Management  . Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    Degree Requirements


    Course Requirements in the Major


    (Capstone Requirement, Upper Level Writing Requirement)

    Credits: 58


    Other Required Courses


    Credits: 10


    Electives- 9 Credits


    Total Credits Hours: 77


    Possible Elective Courses


    Forney, Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer Forney

    jlf128@pitt.edu

    Instructor of Hospitality Management

    814-362-5123

    148 Swarts Hall


    These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.

    • Assistant banquet manager, Army and Navy Club, Washington, DC
    • Communications and media coordinator, Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, Bradford
    • Manager, Hutchinson Foods Inc., Jamestown, NY
    • Front desk agent, Spring Hill Suites, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Reservation agent, Destination Hotel, Isle of Palms, SC
    • Manager in training, Shaner Hotel Group, Newport, RI
    • Assistant manager, The Bradford Club  
    • Front desk agent, Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, Salamanca, NY