CIA Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree

  • Gain a Leadership Edge with CIA’s Next-Level Hospitality Management Degree

    If the excitement of hospitality and hotel management is calling your name, then experience the next-level hospitality management degree—available only at CIA.

    At CIA, we’re redefining hospitality education with our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management degree—offered exclusively at our New York campus. This next-level, integrated program not only provides an arsenal of business-focused hospitality skills, but it also goes beyond to provide you with the critical hands-on, food and beverage, experience you need to become a well-rounded hospitality leader. Succeeding in the industry and progressing to positions of leadership means mastering the theater of food and beverage—the ‘show’ of it all. After all, it’s the most memorable part of any guest experience and the key driver of financial success. With more food and beverage instruction than most other hospitality programs, you’ll gain the confidence and distinct advantage in the kitchen and beyond. Whether you choose to lead the hospitality industry from the business and hotel end of operations or food and event planning, nobody can better prepare you for your hospitality future than CIA.

    Additional Highlights:

    • Experience the only integrated business and food and beverage program—the next-level in hospitality and hotel management degree.
    • Get more hands-on food and beverage experience than most other hospitality programs—an amount specifically designed to give you a leadership edge.
    • Sharpen your skills across all facets of the industry through focused courses in hospitality law, facilities and operations management, managing technology and strategic management in the hospitality industry.
    • Get a built-in paid internship at one of 2,000-plus CIA approved world-class organizations spanning every segment of food and hospitality.
    • Learn by doing in our kitchens and award-winning public restaurants—get the skills you need to command respect in or out of the kitchen—including front-of-house, hotel operations, and event planning.
    • Design your own hospitality future with exciting study abroad opportunities and specialized concentrations that fit your unique interests and goals.
    • Network with top hospitality management executives—in the United States and abroad—thanks to CIA’s unparalleled global connections.
    • Earn your bachelor’s degree faster. At CIA, students complete three semesters per year—allowing them to graduate and hit the job market in just three years.
    “What makes the experience different in a hotel business is the food and beverage. That is our show.”
    —Arash Azarbarzin ’89, president, SH Hotels & Resorts

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    Open the Door to a Great Hospitality Career

    Interested in becoming a hospitality leader of tomorrow? Hospitality is one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic professions—and it’s ready for new leaders and fresh ideas! With CIA’s revolutionary new bachelor’s in Hospitality Management degree, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in exciting areas of hospitality management, such as:

    • Management operations
    • Hotel management
    • Restaurant management
    • Food and beverage management
    • Event planning
    • Conference coordinator

    With so many possibilities, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way. There’s no network like the CIA network, which includes some of the world’s most renowned culinary, beverage, and hospitality experts.

    The list of celebrated CIA alumni is as diverse as it is extensive. They’ve found success doing what they love. Now it’s your turn.


    The 123-credit Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program includes:

    • 18 hospitality management credits
    • 30 food and beverage core credits
    • 15 business core credits, and
    • 60 general education credits

    You will get an ideal mix of in-depth service management, business, and liberal arts courses with a strong food and beverage core unique to CIA.

    The curriculum features a semester-long internship experience, as well as optional, specialized study concentrations in key hospitality industry segments.

    See catalog for curriculum details


    • A high school diploma or GED credential.
    • This program is offered for in-person, full-time study at CIA’s New York campus.

    How to Apply

    Hospitality School Costs

    CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here’s even better news—more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

    Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.

  • Developing Hospitality Leaders of Tomorrow

    Since its founding over 75 years ago, CIA has been dedicated to all aspects of hospitality and stands alone as an innovator and progressive leader in this industry. It’s no wonder many of our alumni are already leading at top hospitality companies around the world like Marriott®, Hilton, SH Hotels, Royal Caribbean International, Walt Disney World®, and many more.

    Our industry leadership also makes CIA a sought-out partner for other premier hospitality colleges and universities.

    In partnership with the Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration offers a collaborative degree program, where Cornell students can cultivate management expertise along with culinary depth at CIA.

    And, many bachelor’s graduates with a hospitality or hotel management degree from an accredited college or university add CIA’s Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program to gain the core culinary skills they need to advance in the industry.

    CIA offers many different ways for those interested in leading in hospitality and hotel management. Now, you can get an integrated food and beverage education with our comprehensive bachelor’s degree in hospitality management directly from CIA. You’ll be prepared for operational success and have a clear path to leadership.


    Why Career Fair Recruiters Hire CIA Grads

    Listen firsthand to what employers have say about CIA’s hospitality degree.


    Master the Business of Hospitality

    Gain a leadership edge with CIA’s next-level hospitality management degree.

  • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts logo, recruiting CIA hospitality management bachelor’s degree grads. “This program is exactly what we have been waiting for. We are thrilled to learn CIA has created a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.”

    Kylie Hallinan
    Senior Director of Human Resources
    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts logo, recruiting CIA hospitality management bachelor’s degree grads. “In the hospitality program they’re going to see some of the culinary and baking ends of it...and it’s more relevant than ever that you have a hospitality leader who has kitchen experience as well.”

    Pauli Milotte
    Senior Culinary Recruiter
    Walt Disney World Resort
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    School of Business and Management

    The food-focused business education offered through the School of Business and Management is unprecedented—this level of high-end food, beverage, and hospitality instruction is not found in any MBA program. The depth of research and experience provided by our expert faculty delivers industry-relevant learning ideal for today’s ever-expanding food world. These instructors have helped shape the advancement of foodservice and hospitality into the global business model we see today. Students also have access to leading food business professionals who share their insights. Learn more about our faculty >
  • Cool Courses You’ll Take…

    Cool Courses in Hospitality Management

    Establish yourself as a next-level leader with the most food-focused Hospitality program around, featuring courses that may surprise you.

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    Lindsey Delvecchio, Admissions CounselorLindsey Delvecchio
    Admissions Counselor

    Specializes in assisting hospitality students

  • Allesandra Sarria is a hospitality management degree student at the CIA

    Student Spotlight

    Alessandra Sarria
    Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management
    “The CIA should be everyone’s first choice for pursuing a degree in the hospitality industry.”
    Alisa Neuneker

    Faculty Spotlight

    Alisa Neuneker
    Associate Professor—Business Management
    Learn more about Alisa Neuneker, faculty member at the CIA.
  • Did You Know?

    Three times a year, every year, more than 100+ of the very best food, beverage, and hospitality companies attend the food world’s best Career Fair at CIA—looking to hire.
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