Business & Hospitality

Make your mark on the world.

Whether it is through a business degree that takes you to new heights or a hospitality degree that leads to global opportunities, SUNY Morrisville can take you places.

Both areas of study offer students ample opportunities to learn from faculty who are experts in their fields, in addition to an abundance of internships, field experiences and professional development memberships that future employers covet. See where a SUNY Morrisville education in business or hospitality can take you!

Business

SUNY Morrisville can help you turn a profit in life. With programs in business administration and technology management, we can help you plan your path up the corporate ladder, through the glass ceiling or anywhere else your determination takes you.

Students in our business programs learn how to market, manage, communicate, sell, forecast, build and lead, all through a series of classroom and real-world experiences. Our faculty are successful entrepreneurs and business leaders with a passion to help the next generation sharpen their business acumen and thrive in future endeavors.

Get the most bang for your buck through a SUNY Morrisville business education. Whether you want to be a breadwinner who brings home the bacon or a titan of industry steering the helm of an economy, we have the right business program to give you a blank check for success.

A student

Hospitality

You know that the real magic of life’s most memorable experiences happens behind the scenes. It takes a lot of preparation and teamwork to host someone properly, whether they are traveling, dining, relaxing or vacationing. That’s what makes the hospitality industry such a rewarding career.

SUNY Morrisville teaches you how to provide excellent service and to treat everyone as a guest of honor. With programs in culinary arts and hospitality management, we know how to take a guest from making plans for an adventure all the way through the experience and back home with memories to last a lifetime.

Students who choose SUNY Morrisville for their hospitality education learn how to be skilled hosts, chefs and managers through a hands-on education taught by expert faculty who have years of direct experience working in the field. You’ll gain a skillset that is globally recognized and applicable in many corners of the world.

Countless career paths await you in this wide-reaching and ever-growing industry. Consider SUNY Morrisville as your passport to a limitless world of opportunities.

Students cooking

Facilities

SUNY Morrisville combines innovative technology with state-of-the-art facilities to create a dynamic, hands-on learning environment.

You also have the opportunity to intern at the Madison County Tourism Agency. Functioning as a team member responsible for a quarter-million dollar marketing budget, the internship will allow you to interact with customers and provide a valuable service to the community.

Business-Related Memberships and Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to a unique education, SUNY Morrisville provides a variety of business-related events, memberships and scholarship opportunities to further enhance your portfolio.

Morrisville Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL)

Students are encouraged to join the Morrisville Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), where you can attend local and national conferences and compete against other accounting and business students in virtual and on-site competitions.

Membership to Numerous Professional Organizations

Students pursuing business degrees are encouraged to join any one of the multiple professional organizations our faculty are heavily involved in, such as the International Administrative Assistant Professionals (IAAP), American Management Association (AMA) or, within the health care industry, the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Affiliation with these organizations provides you with numerous networking and employment opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Multiple scholarship opportunities exist for various business degree programs. See if you qualify by visiting our Scholarships & Awards page.

The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Students who meet certain criteria are eligible for the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant-funded program geared to increase the number of underrepresented students who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health-related fields and professional licensure.

Quinn Dorsey '17

Alumni
Quinn Dorsey '17 tells us how his academic and athletic experience at SUNY Morrisville helped him develop the skills to succeed in his career.

Hospitality-Related Clubs, Events and Memberships

In addition to a unique education and outstanding facilities, SUNY Morrisville provides a variety of hospitality related clubs, events and memberships to further brighten your experience.

Student-Run Clubs

Our student-run clubs allow you to continue learning outside of the classroom. You can also join the Morrisville Chapter of the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), as well as be eligible for membership in the International Hospitality Management Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta (ESD).

Professional Membership

Our students also take advantage of membership in a number of professional organizations, including:

  • International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), the industry’s oldest association for those furthering their hospitality careers and known for helping members and non-members earn food service certificates, scholarships and more;
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF), a professional organization for chefs and cooks;
  • National Restaurant Association, the largest food service trade association in the world by membership; and
  • National Association of College & University Food Services, which supports the college and university food service market by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel, from benchmarking and best practices to educational programming and professional networking.

Involvement in these clubs and organizations will enhance your learning experience through networking opportunities, community service events and annual trips to national conferences around the country.

A student is awarded the prize for the Cotton Business Idea Competition

The SUNY Morrisville Cotton Business Idea Competition

Similar to the popular television reality show, Shark Tank, the SUNY Morrisville Cotton Business Idea Competition allows students to compete against one another and earn cash prizes. Each year, students can submit their business ideas as an individual or team, and, if chosen as a finalist, get to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges comprised of Morrisville-area entrepreneurs. The top three finalists are awarded a cash prize.

Supported by Douglas and Susan Cotton, entrepreneurs and generous college donors, to further Morrisville students’ entrepreneurial endeavors, the competition is sponsored through the college’s Business and Entrepreneurship Department.

Portfolio Day

Portfolio Day is an interactive educational event that gives students the opportunity to meet with professionals who review their portfolios and offer critiques and constructive feedback.

Throughout the year, you prepare a personal portfolio that includes your résumé, cover letter, awards and letters of recommendations. You then take part in a one-on-one mock interview with industry professionals during the spring semester, helping you learn the critical points of interviewing and job seeking while also providing future networking opportunities.

Programs

Business student at portfolio review
Make success your business.  Through the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program in business administration, you prepare to become a future manager and leader.
Student doing business
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management B.B.A. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Business Administration B.B.A. program! Be the boss.
Students at Cazenovia tourism center
Make your career a vacation. Want to learn what will fuel your resort & recreation career? Check in to our comprehensive Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program in resort & recreation service management: technology management.
Students work on laptops
The technology of leadership. If you have specialized skills in a technological field and want to move up the ladder in a related industry, you’ll need the business and leadership tools found in the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in technology management.
Accounting student
Accounting A.A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Business Administration A.A.S. program! Accounting is the language of business.
Accounting student
Accounting A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Business Administration A.S. program! Accounting is the language of business.
Business student
Profit from your education. Our Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in business administration is perfect if you plan to go to work after you graduate. You will take courses in accounting, business law, human resources, management and communications.
Business students
A return on your education. If you plan to enroll in an associate degree program that will serve as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program, our Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in business administration is the perfect choice.
Culinary students working in the kitchen
Cook up a career. In the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in culinary arts management, you will literally prepare your future.
Cutting food in foil
Restaurant Management A.A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Culinary Arts Management A.A.S. program! Success is the house special.