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Hospitality alum Caylie Peet at her Rockford Construction job. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S.

Grand Valley's Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) major is a dynamic program that encompasses a wide variety of career opportunities within the vast hospitality industry including; lodging and resort management, food and beverage management, tourism management, and meeting and event management.

Visit the program website for more information.


Available as a minor.

Program Overview

Students majoring in hospitality and tourism management must complete the following:

  • HTM core courses
  • Choice of concentration courses based on individual interests
  • HTM internship requirements
  • Business cognates which allow for a minor with only two additional classes

Why Study Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley?

Hospitality and tourism management students can expect:

  • a curriculum that reflects modern industry concepts and best practices;
  • classes taught by faculty members with vast hospitality industry experience;
  • experiential learning and resume building facilitated through a structured internship program;
  • networking opportunities with alumni, professional organizations, and industry stakeholders; and
  • distinctive opportunities that no other institution offers through diverse and practical career concentrations at Grand Valley.

Career Insights

This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Formats:

Combined Degree Programs

This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.

You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.

Admission Requirements

Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.

For More Information

School of Community Leadership and Development

[email protected]
218C DeVos Center, (616) 331-3118

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

 

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KIM RANGEL
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, DESTINATION CONSULTANTS L.L.C.