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Roosevelt University – Steinfeld School of Hospitality & Tourism Management – Chicago, IL
Established in 1984 to serve and support Chicago's number one industry, the Manfred Steinfeld Program is the major four-year hospitality program in Illinois. Named for Manfred Steinfeld, the program's benefactor and chairman and former CEO of Shelby Williams Industries, the Roosevelt program seeks to produce leaders and innovator in hospitality management. With Chicago as our campus, the curriculum is implemented by an experienced faculty and staff culled from the nation's hospitality industry. Students include a lively mix of entering freshmen, transfer students, working professionals, and a representative international population.

Degrees Awarded
Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHTM)
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BPS)
  • Certificate in Meeting, Convention & Exposition Management: consists of five undergraduate courses: Introduction to Meeting Planning, Convention and Exposition Management; Applications and Techniques of Meeting and Conference Management; Issues and Trends in Meeting and Conference Management, Special Events; and, Exposition Management
Graduate Degree Programs
  • Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (MSHTM)
  • Executive Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management: Graduate Level)
  • Hospitality Education Certificate
Areas of Emphasis / Specialization
  • Lodging Management - Hotel operations, hotel development and opening, and facilities management and engineering
  • Food and Beverage Management - Restaurant and institutional foodservice management, cost control, and multi-unit management
  • Meeting Management - Meeting planning, convention and exposition management
Institute for Tourism Studies
The Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is also home to the Institute for Tourism Studies. The institute was created through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. The mission of the institute is to support the hospitality and tourism industry through research, leadership education and development, and a variety of special programs. A special focus of the institute is development of educationally oriented projects that address the industry's labor needs and to foster research useful to the industry. The institute website is www.roosevelt.edu/tourismstudies.

The institute was founded and made possible as a result of the vision and support of Illinois Governor George Ryan and Illinois State Representative Terry Parke.

Roosevelt University
Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Gerald F. Bober, EdD., director, 312-281-3174
William R. Host, CMP, assistant professor, 312-281-3171

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