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Restaurant & Foodservice Management

Students who enroll in Lackawanna College’s bachelor’s degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management will study management and leadership in the food and restaurant business. Students will explore operational principles that lead to increased restaurant revenues and profitability. Those principles include staffing, purchasing, marketing and financial practices specific to the foodservice industry.

After completing this four-year program, graduates will be well positioned to enter a variety of managerial positions in foodservice, including restaurant managers, event planners or hotel administrators.

Below are more details about our bachelor’s degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management.

What You Learn from a Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management

Lackawanna College’s bachelor’s degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management focuses on all the major aspects of restaurant and foodservice management while also teaching students the business reasons behind every decision.

Students enrolled in this program will be able to:

  • Prepare for a career in foodservice leadership through a focused study of the contemporary foodservice business.
  • Integrate cutting-edge industry technologies into the functions of food and beverage operations.
  • Learn to apply financial formulas and ratios specific to the restaurant industry to foster sustainable revenues and profits and assist with capital planning.
  • Identify all aspects of the employment process.
  • Manage and foster the employee and customer experience through a focused study on human behavior and best practices in management and leadership.
  • Apply the contemporary theories, skills, and values of the professional food service business to national and global foodservice settings.

What Does Our Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management Involve?

Bachelor’s degrees in Restaurant & Foodservice Management are different from school to school, primarily in the areas of elective classes and concentrations. However, such programs do contain core classes that students can reasonably expect to encounter during the four years.

Standard courses in a Restaurant & Foodservice Management degree include:

  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Event Planning
  • Human Resources Management

Students in the program can also complete internships that lend them the hands-on experience that could make a difference in getting a job later.

Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management Career Options

Bachelor’s degrees in Restaurant & Foodservice Management from Lackawanna College are designed to prepare students for a diverse array of careers, including as a:

  • Restaurant or catering manager
  • Food purchaser
  • Executive chef
  • Corporate food service manager
  • Food business entrepreneur
  • Event planner
  • Sales manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Hotel manager

People also have the option to use their bachelor’s degrees in Restaurant & Foodservice Management as leverage for gaining additional education or certification. Options include certifications to become a hotel administrator, food handler, and food protection manager.

Enroll in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management

Individuals who desire to enter the world of restaurant management and hospitality usually do so because of their passion for working with and around food, and for using food to make others happy. A bachelor’s degree in Restaurant & Foodservice Management from Lackawanna College can help people to do that. The diversified course offerings cover all the areas necessary to enter the workforce fully prepared to succeed.

Prospective students should fill out an inquiry form to begin their application to Lackawanna’s Restaurant & Foodservice Management bachelor’s degree program. We hope to hear from you soon!

Accreditation

Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.

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