Aspiring culinarians can check in anytime they like to the innovative Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management at the CIA. The newest bachelor's degree major at the college will position graduates to become leaders in the hospitality and tourism field as they have been in the restaurant and food business for the past 71 years. With classes beginning in September 2018, the program will offer an exceptional hospitality education integrating the CIA's unparalleled culinary instruction foundation.
The Hospitality Management major will be part of the CIA's School of Business and Management. It provides an ideal mix of in-depth service management, business, and liberal arts. The unique twist is its strong food and beverage core, only available at the CIA.
"Biltmore has enjoyed a long history of recruiting and hiring culinary, pastry, and restaurant management professionals," says Dawn McKinney, staffing operations manager for the famed Biltmore in North Carolina."We are excited the CIA will now be offering a Hospitality Management bachelor's degree to provide our industry with much needed restaurant and lodging leaders."
With almost a million new jobs being created by 2024 in the leisure and hospitality sectors, there is a growing need for educated professionals in this field who have a strong food background. Other colleges with hospitality management programs offer two or three hands-on cooking classes, at most. The CIA's food and beverage core will consist of 30 credits, and include wine studies and table service in addition to developing students’ culinary and baking & pastry skills.
In addition to their on-campus studies, students will gain valuable real-world experience in a management-focused internship and have an opportunity to study abroad during a life-changing travel experience. Once the program is underway, focused academic concentrations will be offered in areas such as event planning, culinary tourism, hotel food and beverage, and management services.