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LAKERS TOGETHERGrand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.

 

 

Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S.

Hospitality and tourism management (HTM) is a very dynamic sector of the service industry encompassing a wide variety of career opportunities that include lodging, food and beverage, recreation, leisure, club management, resort operations, travel, tourism, 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:

  • General university degree requirements as listed in the Grand Valley catalog.
  • HTM core courses (minimum 36 credits).
  • HTM field requirement (7 credits).
  • Two HTM concentrations (minimum 18 credits).
  • Business cognates (12 credits).

Why Study Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley?

Hospitality and tourism management students can expect:

  • A curriculum which reflects contemporary industry concepts and best practice.
  • Classes taught by experienced faculty members with academic and industry experience.
  • An engaging learning environment where theoretical concepts are applied to the practice of industry.
  • Individual faculty members mentoring where your career goals are at the heart of curriculum planning decisions.
  • Experiential learning opportunities facilitated through a structured internship program.
  • Networking opportunities with faculty, peers, alumni, professional organizations, and industry stakeholders.

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.

Format:
  • Face To Face

Career Options

Students may work in a variety of positions, including:

  • Convention sales/service
  • Director of sales
  • General manager
  • Special events manager
  • Travel consultant
  • Recreation manager

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

Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

gvsu.edu/htm
218C DeVos Center, (616) 331-3118

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

 

“With supportive professors and an active community, I was able to network and build relationships with professionals while attending class. The department encouraged us to get involved, which left me confident and prepared for the workforce when I graduated.”

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