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Contact

  • Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality

    • Academic Center North
    • Tel: 610-499-1101
  • Jeffrey C. Lolli, Ed.D, CHE, CHIA

Tourism and Hospitality, Undergraduate Program

Additional Program Options

  • Fast Track to an MBA (4+1)

    Graduate with a bachelor's and a master's degree in just five years with our unique 4+1 program. Graduates will prepare for rapid career growth by obtaining an MBA with a hospitality and tourism concentration with just one year of additional study. 

  • Minor in Event Management

    A minor in event management is a marketable enhancement to your bachelor's degree. You will explore the ins and outs of social and corporate events, meeting planning, association planning, destination management, and convention management. Read more.

Why Widener?

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Real-World Learning

When you graduate, you will have more than 1,400 hours of paid work experience under your belt, with technical and leadership skills acquired during two summer field experiences and a paid co-op program.

Your education won't end when you leave the classroom. In addition to co-op and field placements, you will have opportunities to: 

See our students in action.

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Personalized Experience

Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.

  • Every student has a designated full-time faculty member for academic and career advising.
  • Every new student works with upper-class student and industry mentor.
  • Full-time faculty members engage in every aspect of the academic journey, including teaching, grading, and tutoring.
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A Proven Program

Widener's Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality holds accreditation from the prestigious Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Only 70 tourism and hospitality management programs worldwide have earned this accreditation.  

 

 
  • luke o'boyle widener hospitality management alum
  • nancy quinn
  • mcguann profile
luke o'boyle widener hospitality management alum

Luke O'Boyle

1993

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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Nancy Quinn

1988

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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Jon McGuann

1992

I am a great believer that the more hands-on experience you seek out, the better off you will be when deciding which direction to go in the industry.

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Potential Careers

  • Lodging and resort management
  • Food and beverage management
  • Club and casino management
  • Events management
  • Theme park and entertainment venue management

Recent Employers

  • Marriott International
  • ARAMARK
  • Hershey Entertainment
  • The Union League
  • Caesars Entertainment
acpha logoWidener University Undergraduate Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), P.O. Box 400, Oxford, MD 21654.