Business Administration: Restaurant & Hospitality Operations

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Restaurant & Hospitality Operations student

About this program

From front-line careers in restaurant and resort management to corporate positions in marketing and HR, there are so many ways to be a part of the thriving hospitality industry. With a bachelor’s degree in Restaurant & Hospitality Operations, you’ll study business and management strategies and learn what it takes to lead and empower those around you. And thanks to our on-campus casual fine dining restaurant, valuable learning experience is always on the table.


Hours of Field Experience

Master's Degree Pathways


Average Class Size

Restaurant & Hospitality Operations Careers

  • Restaurant manager
  • Food & beverage manager
  • Hospitality business analyst

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Professional Table Service (FHD142)
  • Purchasing (FHD117)
  • Sanitation (FHD118)
  • National Sanitation Certification (NSC)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Menu Planning and Cost Control (FHD125)
  • Travel and Tourism (FHD160)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Hospitality Beverage Management Service and Controls (FHD220)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Facilities Planning (FHD268)
  • Careers in Hospitality (FHD104)
  • Hospitality Management Internship (FHD289)
  • Directed Business Administration Elective (BBM)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • Professional Event Planning (FHD278)
  • Technical Training for the Hospitality Industry (FHD421)
  • Hospitality Systems Management (FHD404)
  • Advanced Dining Room Management (FHD255)
  • Wines of the World (FHD307)
  • Food Sustainability (FHD312)
  • Management of Organizational Behavior (MGT410)
  • Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet (MIS211)
  • Hospitality Foods Elective (HFE)
  • Hospitality Operations Field Experience Senior Project Capstone (FHD423)
  • International Business (MGT216)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)

Le Jeune Chef

Learn to think on your feet in our casual fine dining restaurant. Open all year, this live learning environment is just another way you’ll be real-world ready to take on tomorrow. 

Student Experience

"What I like most about my major specific courses is that my classes are so hands on. For example, I took Wine and Beverages and not only did I learn about things in the classroom, but I was able to take what I learned in the classroom into the dining room and practice technique."

Nicole Sherman

Applied Management

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Woodlands Bank
Barron's in Education
Compass Group Logo
ACBSP Accredited
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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Penn College Business Club

Network with business leaders and work with like-minded students as you explore the business profession. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.


Students prepare food for benefit Oktoberfest

Students in the Regional American Cuisine course, taught by Chef Michael J. Ditchfield, instructor of hospitality management ...


Culinary grad enlightens beverage management class

Christine L. Faherty, who received Penn College degrees in culinary arts technology (2005), dietary manager technology (2005) ...


Students get behind-the-scenes look at sports management

Fifteen Pennsylvania College of Technology business students learned about marketing efforts behind televised athletics events ...

Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Your knowledge in practice

Explore the possibilities and get a taste of what’s to come. A summer internship offers valuable insight and field experience.

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More Information

Transfer procedures will follow the general rules of the college.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Approved restaurant uniform for the Hospitality department. Additional uniform and or clothing may be required for internship experience and professional business environment.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

  • Mr. Chris W Frantz, '05, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
  • Ms. Alexandra M Lehman, '18, Event Management Specialist, Susquehanna University
  • Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
  • Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
  • Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
  • Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
  • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
  • Mr. John Yogodzinski, III, '07, Executive Director/Board President, Arthaus Projects

Coordinator of Admissions Operations

Sarah Yoder

SASC, Rm. 1072
800.367.9222 ext. 7338