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Tourism & Hospitality Management

The travel, tourism and hospitality industries offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities for adventurous people. From hotels in exotic locations, to cruise ships and casinos, to eco-tour guides, spas and resorts, tourism professionals experience an exciting and rapidly growing set of career choices. If you have an interest in customer service in a constantly evolving industry with opportunities for world travel, you should consider our Tourism & Hospitality Management program.


  • Program Options

    Employees in this rapidly growing industry require a clear under­standing of customer service and relations, and demonstrate strong leadership and entrepreneurship skills in finance, sales, marketing and management. The program’s curriculum helps to prepare students to step into a wide range of entry-level service management positions.

  • Degree Paths

  • Certificate Options

  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Tourism & Hospitality program will be able to:

    • Identify contemporary tourism & hospitality business concepts, principles and practices
    • Demonstrate the interrelationship of the functional areas of tour­ism & hospitality businesses including management, marketing, law, organizational behavior, computer and software systems, human resources, accounting
    • Analyze the interrelationship of tourism & hospitality organiza­tions within the larger business environment, including interna­tional business
    • Apply basic legal business concepts within the legal environment in which business is conducted
    • Perform basic business calculations to demonstrate basic finan­cial literacy
    • Apply problem solving and analysis skills to business research questions and demonstrate appropriate solutions
    • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors expected of entry-level workers in the industry.

Department Contact

Sally Dixon
Department Chair
360.416.7784

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