The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is dedicated to providing an innovative, high-quality education that prepares students for leadership roles in hospitality, tourism, and sport by promoting professionalism and integrating technology, management, entrepreneurship, service and experiential learning into the educational experience. The college strives to enrich students’ learning through culturally diverse and international learning opportunities.
The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Niagara University, established in 1968 as the first program in the world offering a bachelor’s degree in tourism, provides a curriculum and learning environment that gives students a variety of experiences and skills necessary to assume leadership positions in today’s fast-changing hospitality and tourism industry. Taking advantage of the university’s location near one of the world’s major tourism and hospitality centers, the college offers B.S. degrees in hotel and restaurant management, tourism and recreation management, and sport management. The curriculum provides a comprehensive body of knowledge about the hotel, restaurant, sport, recreation, and tourism industries, preparing students for the rich variety of job opportunities offered by the world’s single largest industry.
The college’s primary mission is to prepare students for successful careers by creating a physical and intellectual environment in which they have the opportunity to grow, are challenged to realize their full potential, and are guided by faculty mentors with insight and understanding as they prepare for their careers. Our placement rate consistently approximates 100 percent with over 90 percent of our graduates working in their major. The college strives to improve placement opportunities available to its students.
Contributing toward the goal of a quality applications-oriented program are the college’s broadly educated and industry-experienced faculty members, each of whom is firmly grounded in his or her own discipline, yet sensitive to the importance of other fields. The college seeks out opportunities to partner with local, regional, national, and international entities to whatever extent may be feasible. The college sponsors professional conferences, provides seminars for the industry, assists local industries through classroom projects, has its own career fair, has an active alumni association with a mentorship program, and offers a Carnival Cruise Lines course.