Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and tourism are considered two of the world's largest industries. They play a critical role in the development of countries throughout the world and provide job opportunities for millions of people. Their impact on the global economy is estimated to be over 10% of total world spending. These exciting and growing fields provide an extensive variety of career opportunities for students interested in studying these industries.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program is designed to prepare students for a career in this exciting and diverse industry. HTM students complete a core of business and Hospitality and Tourism courses and may augment their knowledge with a selection of elective courses. In addition, the HTM program weaves over 1,050 documented hours of experiential learning throughout a student's four years in the program.

Learning Outcomes for Hospitality and Tourism Majors

The faculty of the Business/Economics Department have identified five learning outcomes that should be developed and mastered by the time students graduate. Hospitality and Tourism Management graduates will:

  1. Successfully apply classroom knowledge to real world experiences.
  2. Demonstrate industry-appropriate communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups in a team environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adapt themselves to a changing business environment while encouraging others to do so as well.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to amass, evaluate, and interpret complex information to make effective business decisions.
  5. Demonstrate the appropriate business norms and ethics, and mastery of the fundamental skills and knowledge required to successfully steward a business operation.