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What are the opportunities in Resort Tourism Management?

Students majoring or minoring in resort tourism management (RTMA) 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 RTMA major earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In addition to the standard business foundation courses, the RTMA major includes coursework in the areas of quality process management, resort operations and resort planning. The RTMA 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 RTMA will take introductory courses in management, marketing and information systems, along with some of the RTMA electives including event planning and an RTMA internship.

Both the RTMA 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 RTMA major allows students to fully develop the business skills necessary in top corporate professionals. The RTMA minor provides students with flexibility to develop non-business skill sets, which can support other specialties.

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