Did you ever dream of running a restaurant or traveling the country as a hotel manager? A hospitality management associates degree from Mercyhurst North East is a great way to prepare for an exciting career in the growing tourism industry. Our program is designed to prepare students to enter or advance in the field of hospitality management. Students are expected to complete a core of hospitality management courses and select a concentration in either management or culinary arts. In order to graduate students who excel in their field, we also require each major to complete an internship in a career setting they desire.
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Graduates have taken positions in a variety of settings, including hotels, resorts and spas, restaurants, casinos, hospitals, airlines, assisted living communities, cruise lines, country clubs, and consulting firms.
Each student must complete an internship at a company in their desired field to gain real career experience.
Student experience a variety of courses including the processes of baking and pastry, hot and cold food preparation, wine education, and the production of food to be consumed in a restaurant setting.
In the culinary concentration at Mercyhurst North East, our classroom is the full-service industrial kitchen that students dirty their hands in to get the real experience of the field they wish to enter.
Each student participates in MNE’s lunch and dinner series, which requires them to organize, prepare and present meals for the community at the college and allows them to put their skills to the test.
Our Internal Transfer Scholarship allows North East students to complete their studies at our Mercyhurst Erie campus and possibly earn up to $18,000 depending on GPA.