Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science
Tourism and hospitality services are among today’s fastest growing fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts predict that more than 100 million people worldwide will find jobs in hospitality and tourism. The demand will be especially great for well-educated managers.
You can prepare for these opportunities through the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Hospitality Management at St. John’s University. Offered through the College of Professional Studies, the 126-credit program provides the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in this booming industry.
The program focuses on fundamental competencies that are vital for future managers. With the program’s extensive professional connections in the industry, students gain real-world experience through valuable internships throughout the New York metropolitan area and abroad.
With this knowledge and experience, graduates build rewarding careers as administrators and creative professionals in hotels; restaurants; resorts and country clubs; conference centers, retirement communities; banquet and catering facilities; retail and marketing; airlines; cruise lines; travel agencies; tour companies; tourist bureaus; travel journals; corporate travel departments; recreation; cultural heritage sites; and other areas.
Dr. Almerinda Forte, Division Chair
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:
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Students majoring in hospitality management are strongly encouraged to complete a 125-hour internship. An internship allows students to gain hands-on experience and become comfortable working in this fast-paced industry. St. John’s HMT students are afforded opportunities to work at some of the top hotels and entertainment venues in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond. A partial list of internship partners is provided below:
- Walt Disney World Resort,Orlando
- Madison Square Garden
- Waldorf Astoria New York
- St. James Club, Morgan Bay, St. Lucia
- Brooklyn Nets
- Garden City Hotel
- New York Athletic Club
- Pink Monkey Events
- US Open Tennis
The hospitality management program at St. John’s University offers students the opportunity to study abroad for a semester, while earning 3–6 credits with an unpaid internship at a major hospitality site in Rome, Italy; Paris, France; or Seville, Spain. The international internships in hospitality management have been developed in order to provide practical experience in various aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry to further prepare hospitality management majors for their professional careers. It also provides students with a global perspective of the industry.
In addition, the Office of Global Studies works closely with HMT faculty members to offer meaningful study abroad experiences for HMT students. Through the University’s well-established study abroad program, students may find themselves studying cruise management aboard a cruise liner in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean or learning about resort management at a major vacation destination.
Students majoring in other disciplines are able to complete a minor in either Event Management or Food Service Management by completing 18 credit hours in department-designated courses.