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Hotel and Restaurant Management

Luxury is Not Place, it’s an Experience

The hotel and restaurant management degree program at Niagara University prepares students for management careers in the global hospitality industry at premier resorts, hotels, clubs, and foodservice establishments. The core program challenges students to master today's hospitality management competencies, including strategic management, finance and accounting, marketing, human resources, technology, and first-class service excellence. 

A Dynamic Curriculum

Hotel and Restaurant Management The curriculum is based on the core principles of a dynamic business environment with specialized emphasis on the unique technological, managerial, and analytical requirements of managers and executives in the hotel and restaurant industries. Integrated throughout the curriculum is an emphasis on globalization, leadership, and technological advances in hotels and restaurants.

The program encourages further specialization through the achievement of a single or double concentration in:

  • Hotel planning, development, and operations
  • Food and beverage management
  • Luxury hospitality operations

Niagara’s open curriculum allows future managers to build their own concentrations to best suit their interests and career goals. Students select from coursework around planning, developing, and operating a hotel property; food and beverage management; and luxury hospitality operations.

The Industry is Your Classroom

Hotel and restaurant management students have opportunities to immerse themselves in the field from the time they first set foot on campus. Our students graduate with 800 hours of industry field experience, giving them a serious advantage over the competition. Our relationships with local and national hoteliers, restaurants, and food-service organizations provide the connections and pathways for our students to find paid internships and cooperative learning experiences.  If luxury club management is your interest, Niagara’s outstanding Club Management Association of America (CMAA) chapter provides students looking for connections to work in leadership roles at over 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs in the U.S.

Degree Outlook

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"Through my intro to hospitality course, I discovered that I had a love for the hospitality industry and all it has to hold. After completing this course, I met with my academic advisor. After a long conversation, we decided I should begin to pursue a double major in sport management and luxury hospitality operations. This decision changed the path I walk and drew me into the country club industry that I am pursuing a career in today."

Trevor Howell, '24

Front Desk Operations
Resort Manager
Restaurant Owner
Catering Supervisor
Country Club General Manager


Median Pay for both food service and lodging managers in 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.