Hospitality Leadership

Dr. Chang-Ok Choi

The Degree

Bradley’s major in Hospitality Leadership prepares students for diverse careers in the hospitality industry including event planning, facilities services, food service, lodging, and tourism.

The Hospitality Leadership major at Bradley prepares students for successful careers through coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. A 640-hour internship experience and a minor in entrepreneurship, management, marketing, or professional sales are required.

Bradley’s Department of Family & Consumer Sciences is a premium member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), the professional organization for global hospitality and tourism education and research. The program's curriculum is designed to meet accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Career opportunities for hospitality graduates are expected to be especially strong as current estimates show that the hospitality industry employs more than 15 million people. Hospitality employers consistently report that they are seeking more graduates with a hospitality degree.

At Bradley, we will develop your talents and prepare you for leadership with real-world experiences that include:

  • Real-world event planning
  • Option to study abroad
  • Access to hospitality industry internships
  • Networking opportunities with hospitality industry professionals
  • Options to minor in entrepreneurship, management, marketing, or professional sales  
  • Real-world experience in an on-campus foodservice operation