College of Hospitality Management

After more than 50 years of creating industry professionals, JWU knows hospitality. Our programs, developed in partnership with the world’s leading hospitality companies, combined with our strategic location in Providence’s vibrant hospitality hub, will empower you to conquer the world of hospitality.

Drive Innovation in the Hospitality Industry

Hospitality students with a focus on Food & Beverage Management conduct flavor profiles and discover sensory perception techniques in JWU’s Bigelow Tea Classroom. Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM) majors experience the look and feel of a real entertainment venue in the SEEM lab. Students specializing in Hotel & Resort Management intern at hotels across the globe. At JWU Providence, the College of Hospitality Management can help prepare you for your future career.

Hospitality Programs

Undergraduate Majors

Get started with your choice of four major programs that will develop your leadership skills. Undergraduate programs include Adventure, Sport and Sustainable Tourism, Food & Beverage Management, Hospitality Management and Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM). 

Graduate Programs

Take your education to the next level through our range of hospitality-focused graduate degrees, including an M.S. in Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development and an MBA with a choice of concentrations in Hospitality, Event Leadership or Sport Leadership.


Enhance your major by pairing it with a minor that exposes you to a diverse range of skills. Choose from minors such as Craft Brewing, Sustainability, Global Studies and more. 

Gain Real-World Hospitality Skills

At JWU Providence, we focus on providing students with real-world experiences that go beyond the classroom. Take part in a Directed Experiential Education (DEE) project, where you can collaborate with students across different majors and complete projects for industry partners for class credit. In addition to the wide range of semester-or year-long study abroad options, we also offer distinctive short-term tours to countries across the globe. These tours give you the opportunity to discover the intricacies of planning and organizing a trip abroad.

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Launch Experience


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Navigating Hospitality in Jordan

Meet Teagan Nine! Before graduating in 2023, this College of Hospitality Management student participated in a life-changing trip to Jordan, where she saw sights and tried cuisines she hadn’t imagined, all while getting to help plan and execute the trip as a co-tour guide. Teagan is now pursuing her MBA in Hospitality here at JWU Providence, gaining an advanced level of skills to apply to management and strategy positions in hospitality.

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Professors Dedicated to Your Success

Our professors bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom. Before joining JWU, they held various roles such as event managers, business owners, catering directors, sports managers, destination directors and more. With their extensive industry knowledge and dedication, our professors are committed to helping you acquire the skills that employers seek in todays competitive job market.

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JWU’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.