Mercyhurst University

Hospitality Management Bachelor of Arts

Service and innovation in the hospitality industry

marriot dining seriesBe 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 Mercyhurst Statler Department of Hospitality Management is your perfect choice!

Experience & Outcomes

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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. 

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Concentrations within the major include Event Management, Food and Beverage Management, and Hotel Management. 

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Hospitality Management majors have access to more than 300 possible internships across the U.S. and around the world.

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The program boasts accreditation by the prestigious Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Admiration. 

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Mercyhurst’s Statler Department of Hospitality Management is one of the oldest in the country.

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The extensive global network of Hospitality Management alumni is an excellent resource for Hospitality Management majors looking for internships and careers. 

Why Hospitality Management?

We asked our students to tell us in five words or less why they love studying Hospitality Management.
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“Hands on experience with passionate professors.”
Mitchell Marsh
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"Many great experiential learning opportunities."
Emma Kindschuh
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"Limitless opportunity for growth and travel.”
Chandler Brandetsas
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“Our professors truly care about our future!"
McKenzie Douglas
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"Exceptional education to achieve dreams."
Monica Tinsley


HMC 205 Event Management

Explore the meetings/convention industry, and how this business contributes to overall facility profitability. You’ll discuss site selection, room setup, food and beverage requirements, and attendee expectations.



HRIM 240 Casino and Gaming Operations Management

This course includes study of the history of gaming, the popularity of gaming, an examination of casino games, and the impact—both economically and socially—that casino gaming has on a community.



HRIM 360 Wine and Spirits Management

Study and analyze the principles of modern beverage management, marketing and controls. You’ll explore the production and flavors/types of wine, spirits and beer, as well as liability, licensing, marketing and wine list creation.



Meet the Faculty

Daryl Georger, D.Ed.
Chairman & Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management
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Allyson Schrimper-Minor
Allyson Schrimper-Minor
Instructor
Bob Green
Instructor of Hospitality Management