Bachelor's in Hospitality Management (BSc, Bachelor Degree)

The Culinary Institute of America United States

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The award
BSc, Bachelor Degree

How long you will study
38 Months

Domestic course fees
USD 14690 per semester

How you will study

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
USD 14690 per semester

All study options

About Bachelor's in Hospitality Management at The Culinary Institute of America

With a CIA Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management degree, you’ll have a strong foundation for successful career options at world-class hotels, restaurants, resorts, and other top tourist attractions and destination management locations. Learn to make the best impressions as you blend business savvy, culinary excellence, social engagement, and high-end beverage service while leading teams of professionals to create unique experiences that your guests will never forget. The CIA’s industry-experienced faculty will ensure you receive a hands-on learning experience that puts you in line for a top position. By the time you’ve earned your degree, you will already be considered an expert in several facets of hospitality management.


  • Become a leader in the hospitality management industry as you learn the crucial role that food and beverage plays in hospitality events, especially as it relates to matching guest expectations and producing top-tier event experiences.
  • Sharpen your skills in finance, marketing, staff management, facilities operations, customer service, food and beverage operations, and the latest culinary technology—all while cultivating a strong foundation in the liberal arts.
  • Put your education into real-world practice as you manage hospitality events at the CIA, lead culinary tours in New York City and the Hudson Valley, and learn the science of beer brewing through our on-campus brewery.
  • Network with top hospitality management executives—in the United States as well as abroad.
  • Learn the business of running elite hotels, restaurants, resorts, and other top hospitality sites.
  • Receive hospitality management training with a unique food and beverage focus that is the hallmark of a CIA education.
  • Choose which part of executive hospitality management appeals to you—the CIA offers concentrations in hotel food and beverage, event planning, beverage production and service, and managed services.
  • Interact with more than 130 companies that visit CIA’s campus four times a year to recruit students. Discuss career opportunities with these leaders, which include Daniel Boulud's Dinex Group, Disney, The Four Seasons, Hershey Entertainment, and Marriott, among many others.
  • Through a 15 week paid internship, gain real-world experience at one of CIA’s 2,000+ food industry partners.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc, Bachelor DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study38 months
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesUSD 14690 per semesterInternational course feesUSD 14690 per semester

Notes about fees for this course

2017–2018 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2017 for all degree programs at our Hyde Park, NY campus.

First Semester

Freshman Tuition* $14,690

Application $50

Supplies $755†/$620††

Board** $1,775

General Fee+ $740

Total $18,010/$17,875  

Second Semester

Freshman Tuition* $14,690

Board** $1,775

General Fee+ $740

Total $17,205

* Full time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
** Board listed is the CIA Meal plan, which provides points equivalent to two meals per day on scheduled class days with flexible gold points that can be used throughout the semester.
† First-semester supplies for culinary arts students include culinary tool kit and uniforms.
†† First-semester supplies for baking and pastry arts students include baking & pastry tool kit and uniforms.
‡ Supplies for culinary arts students.
‡‡ Supplies for baking and pastry arts students.
+ The general fee includes charges such as student activity and exam fees.
Note: Students in the bachelor’s degree programs may take a three-credit elective in Global Cuisines and Cultures. Rates are subject to change based on seasonal costs and exchange rates at the time of booking. Rates will be announced prior to registration for the course and currently average $5,000 per trip.

Entry requirements

Official Culinary Institute of America Application for Admission

Answers to Essay Questions

Character Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Employer, or Professional Colleague

Declaration of Financial Support

Bank Statement Showing Proof of One Year's Tuition and Fees

Offical Transcript(s) from High School or College

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