The hospitality and tourism industry is responsible for $1.1 trillion in sales in the United States alone, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. In many countries, in fact, hospitality is virtually the only industry and essential to the local economy. That's why Southern New Hampshire University has a program devoted to preparing students for careers in this burgeoning field.
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Business major at SNHU prepares you for management careers in the field and equips you with the expertise to become a successful entrepreneur or small business owner. Our unique facilities, diversely experienced faculty and practical curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a hospitality industry leader.
Elect the BS in Hospitality Business alone or choose a concentration in:
Degree in Three: Save time and tuition through our innovative Degree in Three program. Earn your bachelor's degree in 3 years - with no weekend, summer or evening courses required - and gain real world experience that employers want to see. You'll also have the option of using your fourth year to pursue a master's or MBA.
The BS in Hospitality Business prepares you for a host of careers in lodging, food service, club management, and the airline and cruise industries. You'll also graduate with meaningful credentials - academic and professional portfolios and 1,000 hours of solid, hands-on field experience.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your undergraduate degree in hospitality business at SNHU include:
With a degree in hospitality business from SNHU, you'll be qualified to work in a variety of hospitality industries: airlines, arenas, beverage distribution, casinos/gaming, conference centers, cruise lines, event planning, golf resorts, hotels, restaurants, retail, spas, stadiums and wineries.
Industry experiences provide a bridge between the classroom experience and careers. SNHU hospitality business graduates have interned with or been hired by a range of organizations including:
• Boston Park Plaza Hotel
• Cannes Film Festival
• Carlo's Bakery, Hoboken, N.J.
• Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
• Global Vision Hotels
• Hilton Hotels and Resorts
• Omni Hotels & Resorts
• Princess Cruises
• Rutherford Ranch Winery
• Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
• The Walt Disney Co.
“The hospitality program’s required work experience allowed me to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-world experience. My internship led to a reoccurring summer position throughout college and a full-time job after graduation. I then expanded my skill set and was able to relocate to New York City.”
(Amanda Mayberry, ’10, executive assistant, W. Capital Partners)
The curriculum for the BS in Hospitality Business consists of general education and business core coursework, plus eight electives covering a wide range of subjects from Introduction to Commercial Food Production to Financial Analysis for the Hospitality Industry.
SNHU's bachelor's in hospitality business program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ACBSP.