What are the opportunities in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management?
Students majoring or minoring in hospitality, resort and tourism management develop skills that will help them to quickly move into professional careers living and working in resort destination areas that many others only dream of vacationing. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the major earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In addition to the standard business foundation courses, the major includes coursework in the areas of quality process management, resort operations and resort planning. The minor allows students to major in some other non-business discipline, and still develop skills that will help them compete for entry-level professional positions in the tourism industry. Students minoring in hospitality, resort and tourism management will take introductory courses in management, marketing and information systems, along with some of the electives including event planning and an internship.
Both the hospitality, resort and tourism major and minor focus on the unique characteristics of the business environment in a resort destination, such as South Carolina's Grand Strand. Both of these programs give students the skill sets they need to be successful in the tourism industry. The major allows students to fully develop the business skills necessary in top corporate professionals, and the minor provides students with flexibility to develop non-business skill sets, which can support other specialties.