CIA Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree

  • Introducing the CIA’s Hospitality Management Program!

    It’s one of the world’s fastest-growing, most dynamic professions—and it’s ready for new leaders and fresh ideas! Stand out in the hospitality industry with the CIA’s revolutionary new Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management degree.

    Hospitality is about creating seamless customer experiences in every venue, at any time. It’s part of the restaurant scene, and a whole lot more. There are hotels, resorts, cruise lines, bars, nightclubs, casinos, and theme parks. There’s travel and entertainment. There are endless opportunities to explore new countries, new cultures, new communities...and to deliver those singular moments that guests will remember forever.

    Food and beverage is at the core of any hospitality organization. Advanced knowledge of this critical aspect of the business is essential to commanding the respect of the kitchen and becoming a leader, whether it’s front of house, front desk, rooms operations, marketing, or overall operations.

    And nobody does F&B business education like the CIA. Many of our alumni are already leading at top hospitality companies around the world like Marriott, Royal Caribbean International, Walt Disney World, and many more. With this new bachelor’s program, we’re preparing the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. You can be one of them!


    Customize your hospitality education with exciting travel opportunities and concentrations in intrapreneurship or beverage production and service.

    Get valuable real-world experience in a semester-long hospitality internship—the CIA has 2,000+ approved intern sites in every corner of the food world.

    • Set yourself apart with 30 credit hours of hands-on food and beverage instruction—10 times more than most other hospitality programs!
    • Master the complexities of food and beverage operations as they relate to hospitality—matching guest expectations and producing top-tier experiences.
    • Sharpen your skills in finance, marketing, staff management, facilities operations, and the latest culinary technology.
    • Network with top hospitality management executives—in the United States and abroad—thanks to the CIA’s unparalleled global connections.

    Ready to get started? Apply Today!

    Open the Door to a Great Hospitality Career

    With nearly a million new jobs being created by 2024 in the leisure and hospitality sectors, there is no better time to pursue a career in hospitality management. After you graduate, 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 the 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.
    • Recommendation—One character letter of recommendation is required. It should be from an employer, teacher, or professional colleague either within or outside the foodservice industry. The letter should address your commitment to the food world, problem-solving ability, and persistence in either work or academics.

    How to Apply

    Hospitality School Costs

    The 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 the CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.


  • 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 the 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
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts logo, recruiting CIA hospitality management bachelor’s degree grads. “It’s good to know I can find that same CIA level of expertise when I’m looking for hotel, restaurant, and event managers who really know food and beverage.”

    Dawn McKinney
    Staffing Operations Manager
    Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
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  • Cool Courses You’ll Take…

    Cool Courses in Hospitality Management

    Become an authority in this global field in the CIA hospitality management degree program, with courses that may surprise you.

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  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
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