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Hospitality Management

Immerse yourself in the exciting, multi-billion dollar hospitality industry and imagine the possibilities for where your career will take you. Whether you dream of managing a luxury hotel in the south of France or planning events for a high-end fashion brand in New York City, the hospitality management program at St. Thomas Aquinas College will ignite your possibilities.

You’ll learn what it takes to manage a successful enterprise and ensure superior guest experiences in any venue around the globe. Our hospitality management program develops core analytical business foundations, polished communication and customer service skills, and cutting-edge technical capabilities that will put you ahead of the curve.

At a glance

  • Undergraduate major & minor
  • BS
  • 4 years
  • Main campus and hybrid

Common Minors

  • Marketing
  • Management

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Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning

Put business theory into practice and gain real-world experience by participating in consulting projects, planning on-campus events, going on field trips and site visits, and pursuing paid internships in hospitality organizations in the New York City area and around the world.

Career Preparation & Mentoring

Our expert faculty work with every student to create a personalized plan that ignites your passion, builds knowledge and cultural perspective, and sets you on the path for a rich and rewarding career and a lifetime of discovery. We’ll help you build a solid résumé, a network of business contacts, and the skills and confidence to land your dream job.

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What Success Looks Like

“My time at St. Thomas Aquinas College definitely influenced my decision to apply for the Disney College Program. Through the Hospitality Management program and classes, such as Event Planning, I was able to discover my passion of creating unforgettable experiences for guests. I love that everything I have learned has been relevant to what I am doing.”
Sloane Peterson
Sloane Peterson , ’22 | Hospitality Management
Disney College Program
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Career Options

A degree in hospitality management can prepare you for many careers. Our graduates work in these fields, and more:

  •  Lodging Industry
  • Reservation Management 
  • Revenue and Rooms Division Management
  • Visitor Center Operations and Management
  • Customer Service Operations
  • Event Management
  • Hotel and Resort Management

St. Thomas Aquinas College hospitality management students intern and find full-time employment after graduation at global organizations, including:

  • Casa Bacardi, Puerto Rico
  • Crowne Plaza, Manhattan
  • Disney Corporation
  • Edgar Hotels, Martha’s Vineyard
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Hyatt Regency, Chesapeake Bay
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin
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Program options

The BS in Hospitality Management provides students with a sound understanding of the hospitality industry, setting the foundations for success in this exciting business sector.

A minor in hospitality management provides a specialty in the business of travel and tourism, an asset for students majoring in a wide range of fields, including communications, management, marketing, and more.