HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF ARTS

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!

Fast Facts

  • 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 Administration

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate acquisition of skill related to technical systems used in hospitality outlets. (technology)
  • Apply basic marketing concepts to industry promotion in all areas of concentrations. (marketing)
  • Accurately complete and understand financial data related to areas of hospitality management curriculum. (finance)
  • Apply knowledge of critical thinking to functional areas of hospitality business to identify, analyze and solve business problems. (problem solving)
  • Demonstrate learned standards of professionalism while applying basic principles and theories of management independently and when working with others. (leadership)
  • Apply classroom theory to experiential settings when in the lab setting and through cooperative learning experiences. (experiential learning)

Accreditation

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.

For more information, please visit the ACPHA website.

Mission Statement

The Statler Department of Hospitality Management's fosters and promotes the spirit of hospitality consistent with the Mercyhurst mission of service to others and 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.


Resources

Course Catalog

Contact Us

Peter B. Zohos, MBA
Chair, Statler Department of Hospitality Management
Office: CAE 103
Phone: 814-824-2595
Email: pzohos@mercyhurst.edu