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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in hospitality management are expected to grow 12 percent through the year 2016. Hospitality management is a career path that involves many different disciplines, including marketing, finance, revenue management, foodservice, management and customer service. Hotels and restaurants will need people trained in hospitality management. Be a part of the growing and exciting career field with a degree in Hospitality Management from Marywood University. A degree in hospitality management provides you with the skills needed to prepare you for the wide open field of hospitality.
Marywood University offers the only four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Hospitality Management in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Marywood's Hospitality Management Program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs – the leading specialized accreditation association for business education in the U.S. Graduates look forward to well-compensated positions in the industry. The Hospitality Management curriculum combines specialty classes in hospitality management and business management coursework.
Why Study Hospitality Management?
According to data from the National Restaurant Association, the number of foodservice management positions is projected to increase 8% from 2010 TO 2020. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 3% increase in hotel and lodging managers, and a 13% increase in casino hotel managers from 2008 to 2018. Nearly 2 million additional jobs are expected in restaurants and foodservice by 2016. The lodging industry employs 1.8 million hotel property workers. Hospitality managers' salaries range from $40,000 - $150,000 depending on experience, education and the kind of hospitality property.
Marywood University's Hospitality Management Program enjoys close working relationships with professionals in the industry. Hospitality industry leaders support the program through scholarships, guest lectures in the classroom, internships and job placement. Whichever sector of the hospitality industry you choose, having a degree in hospitality management will give you an advantage over the competition. Marywood University promotes international experiences with an International European Institute through which you have an opportunity to study the European system of hospitality management. Courses are offered abroad, on site and via video conference.
Internships & Job Placement
Significant practical experience is part of the major requirement for the completion of the B.B.A. in Hospitality Management. The internship experience is in line with the criteria set by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (C.H.R.I.E.). Internships can be done in local, regional, national and international hotels and restaurants. Upon completion of the program students have been offered positions with the hotels and restaurants where they did their internships. It is predicted that the demand for graduates will grow as there will be 69,000 more managerial jobs in the sector in 2017 than in 2007 (People 1st State of the Nation Report 2009 – People 1st Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism).