Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
Service and innovation in the hospitality industry.
Be a part of the largest and fastest-growing industry in the world! The hospitality/tourism industry is considered the world's largest industry and is expected to grow by double digits in the near future. With this growth comes great opportunities to enter this fast-paced, exciting field at a management level. The Statler Department of Hospitality Management provides a strong leadership foundation in hotel management, event management, and food and beverage management. With near 100 percent career placement, global internships, study abroad opportunities, and one of the largest, most active alumni networks in the hospitality industry, the Statler Department of Hospitality Management is your perfect choice!
Hospitality Management majors have access to more than 300 possible internships across the U.S. and around the world.
The program boasts accreditation by the prestigious Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Admiration.
Mercyhurst’s Statler Department of Hospitality Management is one of the oldest in the country.
The extensive global network of Hospitality Management alumni is an excellent resource for Hospitality Management majors looking for internships and careers.
Every year, more than 90 percent of Hospitality Management grads begin careers in the industry. In recent years, the career placement rate is close to 100 percent.
Clubs and Organizations
Hospitality Management Association
The Hospitality Management Association (HMA) is a service organization that assists the department in its various endeavors. Students participate in educational enrichment opportunities (sales blitz activities with nationally recognized chains, speakers, and field trips) which aid in the enhancement of their knowledge of the hospitality industry. Working closely with the faculty and staff, fundraising events are scheduled throughout the year to benefit a variety of club and department activities. This student organization sponsors the annual senior dinner where graduate certificates and faculty awards are given.
Professional Convention Management Association
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) student chapter was formed to increase management awareness of meetings and conventions, to broaden their scope of activity, refine their educational pursuits, and expand the training base for students interested in the meeting and convention field.
Memberships and Affiliations
Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education
National Restaurant Association
American Hotel and Lodging Association
Professional Convention Management Association
Foodservice Consultants Society International
Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International
The Statler Department of Hospitality Management at Mercyhurst University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). ACPHA standards set a national benchmark for the effective instructions of programs throughout the United States and are necessary to ensure that these programs are professionally administered.
The Statler Department of Hospitality Management fosters and promotes the spirit of hospitality consistent with Mercyhurst's mission of service to others and the community. In keeping with the founding vision of Mercyhurst, hospitality students are prepared for industry leadership through a balance of liberal studies, business, and hospitality industry-specific coursework. This balanced approach to higher education nurtures scholarship, creativity, and responsible stewardship for the global hospitality community. Hospitality industry coursework and world-class internships, supported by the Walker College of Business core, business curriculum, provides the student with a strong foundation in accounting, finance, and management skills while building leadership, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills required for success at the national and international levels.
Value and Affordability
Mercyhurst University offers a flexible education designed to address a diverse range of disciplines leading to careers in cutting-edge fields. Mercyhurst offers:
A customizable Core Curriculum with a range of courses helps keep you on track for timely graduation.
The highest four-year graduation rate in Erie County. Graduating on time means not paying for a fifth year of tuition!
Opportunities for employment or further education directly after college. Ninety-five percent of our graduates' secured jobs or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.
Hands-on experience working within your intended field helps prepare you for a career immediately upon graduating.
The Best Value education in the North Region, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The student-run Café Diem is located in the Center for Academic Engagement. The café attempts to provide first-hand experience to Hospitality Management students by providing them with a management opportunity. Since the facility is completely student-run, they continually come up with ideas to interest students in the Café, including an expanded range of food items offered. Café Diem is currently open Monday through Friday.