The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management prepares students for management careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. This industry is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing fields and includes hotel corporations, restaurants and food service corporations, private clubs, resorts, convention bureaus, and travel and tourism corporations.
The curriculum balances specialized hospitality management courses with a strong business core and the university general education requirements.Students can customize their hospitality and tourism management courses to emphasize areas such as hospitality management, meeting and event management, club and resort management, global tourism management, and food management.
Students gain supervised management training experience through a required internship with national and international companies. The department also offers a variety of international opportunities that include international student exchanges and education abroad programs.