College of Hospitality Management

The College of Hospitality Management at JWU Charlotte stands at the forefront of the global hospitality industry — and it shows in the achievements of our career-focused students. The possibilities for your career are vast, ranging from marketing sports teams to promoting entertainers, and from planning events to managing accounts for global hotel chains.

Be the Future of Hospitality

Food & Beverage Industry Management students explore the art of beverages and modern bar service, from developing recipes for creative to conducting tastings and finding the perfect pairings with food. Hospitality Management students fully functional Hospitality Dining Room, students plan and execute dining events that include place settings, décor, menus and service for diners within the campus community — and even their families. Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM) majors discover how to pitch to investors and assess competitors in the Student Innovation Lab.

Hospitality Programs

Undergraduate Majors

Get started with your choice of three programs spanning Food & Beverage Industry Management, Hospitality Management and Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM).


Deepen your knowledge in a related field to broaden what you can do with your degree. Complement your major with a minor in Beverage Service Management, Craft Brewing, Culinary Sustainability and more. 

Hands-on in Hospitality

At JWU, you’ll be encouraged to participate in Directed Experiential Education (DEE), an intensive, project-based learning opportunity. Through DEE, students develop leadership and collaborative skills while completing an industry-based or functional-area-based project for class credit. JWU also offers exciting short-term tours to various countries across the globe. These tours are a unique way to gain insight into trip planning and execution, and delve into the diverse culinary traditions of different cultures.

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Launch Experience


Meet a JWU Hospitality Wildcat

Introducing Sija Hedrick! This Food & Beverage Industry Management major is involved in tons of student clubs and activities on campus, from a sorority to student government to the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild. Sija greatly appreciates the support of her JWU community and faculty, who encourage her to pursue global certifications in wine as part of her minor in Sommelier Management.

Professors with Industry Experience

Before teaching at JWU’s College of Hospitality Management, our professors worked as business owners, event managers, operations managers, beverage directors and more. With years of industry experience, our professors know what it takes to be successful in the hospitality world and are dedicated to helping you develop the skills employers are looking for.

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Learn about the latest news, internships and study abroad experiences from JWU Charlotte College of Hospitality Management students and discover what’s happening with our alumni and faculty.

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JWU Charlotte’s College of Hospitality Management is a proud member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).

About the ICHRIE

Founded in 1946, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education is a collegial association that advances and improves global hospitality and tourism education and research. Members within regional federations can take advantage of conference and networking opportunities.

About the AHLA

AHLA is the largest hotel association in the United States, supporting and advocating for the hospitality industry including major chains, independent hotels, management companies, RITS, bed & breakfasts and industry partners. The association’s more than 1,000 corporate members include the top 10 hotel companies and more than 32,000 member properties.