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  • Center for Hospitality Management

    • Academic Center North
    • Tel: 610-499-1101
    • Fax: 610-499-1106
  • Nancy Keating


Hospitality Management

Why Widener?

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Leadership Development

From freshman year to your senior cooperative education experience, you’ll gain the leadership skills needed to excel in a global industry.

  • Involvement in both campus-wide and hospitality-specific professional organizations
  • Diverse work experiences
  • Student-managed laboratory courses
  • Leadership development series 
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High-Impact Learning

You’ll be actively learning both in and outside the classroom.

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Personalized Experience

Small class sizes allow faculty to treat each student as an individual.

  • One-on-one student faculty interactions in and out of the classroom
  • Every student has a full-time faculty member for academic and career advising
  • Every new student is assigned an upper-class student and industry mentor
  • Full-time faculty members are engaged in every aspect of the academic journey, including teaching, grading, tutoring, and counseling
  • luke o'boyle widener hospitality management alum
  • luke o'boyle widener hospitality management alum
  • nancy quinn
luke o'boyle widener hospitality management alum

Luke O'Boyle


I became involved with the student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). It provided additional education and professional networking for students interested in private, city, and country clubs. I loved the willingness of club managers, some of who were Widener alums, to share their experiences and mentor those of us just starting out.

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Jon McGaunn


Widener gave me all the tools I needed to land my first job, but it also prepared me for my second, my third, etc., by challenging me daily in the academics, by teaching me to live on my own, and by building relationships with students that last a lifetime. 

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Nancy Quinn


I saw great value in the required on-the-job experiences, especially the co-op program. Sharing and working through real-life experiences really prepared me to get out there and make it happen!

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Potential Careers

  • Lodging and resort management
  • Food and beverage management
  • Club management
  • Events management
  • On-site food service management
  • Casino management
  • Theme parks and entertainment venues

Recent Employers

  • Marriott International
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Compass Group
  • Sodexo
  • Hershey Entertainment
  • Radley Run Country Club
  • The Union League
  • Caesars Entertainment
logo for accreditation commission for programs in hospitality managementWidener University Undergraduate Center for Hospitality Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), P.O. Box 400, Oxford, MD 21654.