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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 27.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 45.7k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 1 Tháng hai 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 840pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is a multidisciplinary field of study with the purpose of preparing people with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in the expanding industry that provides food, accommodations, and tourism services to people away from home. It draws upon a wide range of basic disciplines to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to fulfill the diverse demands placed upon individuals in management positions within the hospitality industry.

    Recognizing that the individual educated for today is soon out of date, the academic emphasis of the program is on principles, analytical tools, processes, and systems. The program has as a basic objective the presentation of an academic curriculum to develop management capability through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, basic concepts, decision making, theory, work experience, and management applications. In addition, students are encouraged to develop foreign language skills to better prepare for this increasingly international industry.

    A. Math/Statistics Requirement

    1. The department requires only MATH 121 Linear Methods and Probability but encourages students to take MATH 127 and 128 if they expect to go to graduate school.
    2. Statistics Requirement: OIM 240 Business Data Analysis, STATISTC 240 Introduction to Statistics, STATISTC 111 Elementary Statistics, or RES-ECON 211, 212 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences.

    B. HTM Courses for All Emphasis Areas

    • 100 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
    • 240 Hotel Operations
    • 250 Food Service Management
    • 260 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
    • 298W Work Experience
    • 320 Hospitality and Tourism Law
    • 355 Restaurant Operations Management (w/lab)
    • 370 Hospitality Managerial Accounting
    • 397M Service Experience Management
    • 444 Strategic Planning in the Hotel Industry

    C. Outside Courses

    • ACCOUNTG 221 Introduction to Accounting
    • ECON 103 Microeconomics or RES-ECON 102 Introduction to Resource Economics
    • ECON 104 Macroeconomics
    • FIN 301 Corporation Finance
    • MARKETNG 301 Introduction to Marketing
    • OIM 210 Introduction to Business Information Systems or COMP SCI 105 Computer Literacy
    • SCH-MGMT 310 Management Communication or
    • SCH-MGMT 314 Hospitality Management Communication

    D. Program Required Electives
    HTM/Business Electives (15 credits):  There are a number of options to satisfy this requirement as follows:

    1.  Complete 9 credits of a foreign language (all in the same foreign language)

    • Students selecting this option must, in addition, complete 6 credits from items 2 and/or 3 below.

    2.  HTM junior or senior level courses not taken to fulfill a requirement.

    3.  Any of the following courses:

    • Sch-Mgmt 350 Professional Ethics in Contemporary Society
    • Sch-Mgmt 397R Principles of Real Estate
    • Sch-Mgmt 497R Real Estate Finance
    • Sch-Mgmt 498R Real Estate Practicum

    For the Department Honors Program a student must, in addition to meeting these major requirements, maintain a high grade point average and complete specific Department Honors Courses.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    • Application Fee
    • Official High School Transcript or Secondary School Exams
    • Secondary School Exams
    • Official SAT or ACT score report
    • Academic Letter of Recommendation
    • TOEFL: A minimum composite TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL with minimum of 17 on each subscore (code #3917)
    • IELTS: A minimum composite IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test with minimum of 6.0 on each subscore
    • A note on financial and visa information: Applicants needing an F-1 student visa will receive email instructions on how to submit their financial documents after an offer of admission has been made.  For more about finances and visa processing for international students please see this page.  If you are currently living in the United States and believe your visa status will qualify you as a domestic student, please be sure to include your U.S. visa information in the "Geography and Citizenship" section of the Common Application.
    • Transfer applicants must have a 2.7 or higher cumulative college GPA and some related math and/or business coursework.
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