The Hospitality Management and Tourism (HMT) program will prepare you for the specialized knowledge needed within the hospitality industry. The degree will help you become a professional focused on technology and consumer needs within the service industry.
There are few industries that don’t intersect with Hospitality Management and Tourism. Possible careers for HMT graduates include:
In HMT, you will take courses designed to match industry requirements and expectations. The curriculum will challenge you to exercise creative thinking in marketing, communication, and facility operation settings. Courses are intended to provide you with the knowledge and experience you’ll need to understand current trends and applications in the hospitality and tourism industries. Upon graduation, you will be able to apply your knowledge to business, management, and professional development skills.
You will be introduced to and complete hands-on projects focusing on several aspects of hospitality and tourism: Food & Beverage, Lodging, Attractions, Convention and Meeting Planning, Non-Profit Management and Special Event Coordinating. Courses such as, HMT 308: Principles of Food & Beverage, teaches food service and menu planning concepts which you’ll later use to complete your own restaurant critiques. In HMT 330: Meetings and Convention Management, hospitality industry websites like STR Global are used to analyze and interpret economic impacts of tourism developments in cities like San Diego, Chicago, and Las Vegas.
At the bottom of the page, click the most recent major sheet for a complete list of required coursework.
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