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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Chair: Stansbie. Associate Professor: Baker-Clark; Assistant Professors: Adams, Chang, Jack, Nash, Rood, Sisson, Stansbie; Affiliate Professors: Morey; Visiting Instructors: Robins, Zemmol.

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Community and Public Services section in this catalog.

Website: www.gvsu.edu/htm

Degrees offered

B.S., B.A. in hospitality and tourism management. The B.S. degree requires a three-course cognate in quantitative reasoning. The B.A. degree requires third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Mission

The mission of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department is to prepare professionals in the global industry of hospitality and tourism.

Career Opportunities

Students are assigned faculty mentors who are available to work with them on career planning. In addition, a dedicated advising center offers comprehensive academic support in degree planning. The department also works closely with the Career Services Office which provides additional assistance to students. Both the department and Career Services are involved in a number of career fairs, on campus and off, where students may meet with company recruiters. Students have many opportunities to interview for internship employment as well as placement after graduation.

Typical careers include the following types of positions:

Hotel and Resort Management:

  • Director of Rooms Division
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • General Manager
  • Director of Sales

Meetings and Events Management:

  • Convention sales and service
  • Conference services/meeting planning
  • Special events management
  • Convention and visitors bureaus
  • Association meeting manager

Food and Beverage Service Management:

  • Hotel food service
  • Restaurant management
  • Institutional food service
  • Beverage/lounge management
  • Banquet/catering management

Club Management

Tourism

  • Tourism Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Convention Visitor Bureau Manager
  • Tour operations
  • Tourism entrepreneur

Recreation/Theme Park Management

  • Adventure Tour Operator

Student Organizations

Hospitality and Tourism Management Club

Program Requirements

The following programs are available:



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