College of Health and Human Services

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

A Warm Welcome

Do you envision yourself managing a large resort in a tropical climate; running multi-million dollar downtown hotels; organizing large conventions and prestigious events; driving the development of a regional or international tourism economy?  Our degree program opens the doors to a variety of careers such as these - and more!

Do you prefer to learn by doing, and by being in contact with professionals throughout your studies?  Do you like fast-paced work environments, where people come first?  Do you have the ambition and drive to take on the world, to put your ideas to the test?  These are just a few of the options available with an HTM degree.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program provides students with the knowledge and tools to run a successful business:  an enterprise that depends on staying in-tune with current trends, and offering consumers the goods and services they want, in an elegant and innovative fashion.  This is not a vocational program, but we do focus on one the the world's largest economic drivers.  The HTM program's focused concentrations, off-campus study experiences and international recognition offer our graduates an edge in pursuing and reaching their career goals.

HTM offers students a welcoming and dedicated team of professionals, who have worked in the field and continue to stay very current with the fast-paced changes within the industry. The program's membership in "Hotel Schools of Distinction" means that we are recognized by peers as one of the leading and best schools in the world, and that our students are offered opportunities and exposure to unique learning opportunities. Most importantly, as members of HSD, students gain distinctive skills and experience, recognized by industry leaders on a worldwide scale.

Dr. John C. Niser, Chair
Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

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