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
- 4 years
- Main campus and hybrid
Only at St. Thomas Aquinas College
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.
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of everything it takes to plan and execute a successful event—including creating a theme, developing a program, managing a venue, overseeing entertainment, and more. Then put your knowledge to action by designing and presenting an event concept of your very own.
Learn about operational principles and explore current issues, trends, and technologies unique to different types of hospitality businesses.
Technology is key to success in the hospitality business, and it is continually evolving.
What Success Looks Like
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