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Recognizing that the individual educated for today is soon out of date, the academic emphasis of the program is on principles, analytical tools, processes, and systems.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
B. HTM Courses for All Emphasis Areas
C. Outside Courses
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)
2. HTM junior or senior level courses not taken to fulfill a requirement.
3. Any of the following courses:
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.
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.