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Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management


Description of the Major:

Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management (HRTM) students focus on developing the skills necessary for managing hospitality or tourism service organizations in the context of a resort destination area.  In addition to the standard business curriculum, the HRTM curriculum includes internships and specialized coursework in the areas of quality process management and resort planning.  Students can choose from major electives including event planning and legal issues in HRTM.


The Student Experience:

  • The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for business colleges.
  • Students majoring in HRTM choose the industry segment(s) and the geographic area in which they wish to work for internships in guest service production, guest service delivery and management training.
  • For students eligible to work in the U.S., there are locally available internships in the Myrtle Beach area -- one of the top tourist destinations on the U.S. east coast.


Beyond the Classroom:

Recent graduate of the program have careers in management for hotels, restaurants, food and beverage, event/conference planning and sales, resort/cruise industry and tourism marketing.


Areas of Study:

  Resort Operations Management
  Conventions and Event Management
  Quality Process Management
  Hospitality Law
  Hospitality or Tourism-related Internships
  Current Issues in Resort Tourism
  Applied Tourism Research
  Seminar in Resort Planning


For more information:

  • Taylor Damonte, Ph.D., Director of the Brittain Center for Resort Tourism, 843-349-2698 or tdamonte@coastal.edu
  • Academic advisers:  Wall Center for Excellence,   Phone:  843-349-4187  Email:  wallcntr@coastal.edu