Hospitality Management

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.

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Each student must complete an internship at a company in their desired field to gain real career experience.

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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.

Sample Course

HMC 205 Intro to Event Management
In the field of hospitality, knowing how to properly plan an event is vital. We make sure our students know how to handle the important details, such as scheduling, the venue, and food preparation.

HRIM 110 Sanitation & Safety
In this course, students will learn how to properly maintain the cleanliness of public spaces like kitchens, hotel rooms, and large venues as well as the methods and rules of sanitation.

FNUT 131 Intro to Nutrition
Students with interests in culinary arts must know the important facts about food and health, child nutrition, and many other areas that pertain to nutrition in general.

Experience & Outcomes

Real Experience

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.

Hands-on Training

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.

Transfer to Erie

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.

Beth Ann Sheldon
Hospitality Management Program Director, Division Chair, Assistant Professor
Dennis Dunne, Chef
Instructor of Culiary Arts
Jessica Law
Instructor of Culinary Arts
Sara Kitchen
OASIS Program Director