Hospitality & Tourism Management

College of Business – Department of Management and Business & Information Technology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with major in Hospitality and Tourism Management


The Hospitality and Tourism Management major within the Management and Business & Information Technology Department prepares students for a wide range of positions within hotels, resorts, spas, country clubs, restaurants, catering operations, cruise lines, casinos, travel and tourism organizations, convention services, event and wedding planning, and recreation facilities. Courses within the major expose students to the various management functions in the hospitality industry including lodging operations, food and beverage operations, customer service, marketing, human resources, financial management, technology use and management, legal and ethical regulation, facilities management, and strategy.

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain III-C (Global Competency, Ethical Reasoning, and/or Human Diversity) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Hospitality and Tourism Management major.

Learning Outcomes for this major program:

  1. Students will understand the full extent, organization, structure and impact of the global hospitality industry.
  2. Students will be able to apply critical-thinking, decision making, and problem-solving to current global issues in the hospitality industry.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for multiple situations and audiences.
  4. Students will be able to determine and use appropriate conflict management techniques within both multi-cultural employee teams and customers.
  5. Students will be able to identify legal and ethical issues implicit in all aspects of the hospitality industry.
  6. Students will be able to operate and utilize information systems typically used in the hospitality industry.
  7. Students will be able to manage facilities and human resources effectively.
  8. Students will be able to operate as an entry-level supervisor in operational departments within the hospitality industry.

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Requirements for Major/Concentration (UHTG):


Required Courses (17 courses (16 course-credits)):

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUIS 200 Introduction to Business Systems
  • HTMG 100 Field Experience in Hospitality and Tourism (non-credit)
  • HTMG 101 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • HTMG 113 Economics of Hospitality and Tourism
  • HTMG 202 Food and Beverage Management
  • HTMG 212 Hotel and Lodging Management
  • HTMG 222 Sales and Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism
  • HTMG 303 Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • HTMG 313 Human Resources Management for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HTMG 323 Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • HTMG 404 Facilities Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • MGMT 280 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 485 Business Policy and Strategy
  • MRKT 181 Marketing Principles
  • STAT 107 Business Statistics
Effective as of the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog