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SRU readies students for a dynamic careers

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Train for a career working in hotels, resorts, and cruise lines

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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Offered by: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Slippery Rock University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management (HATM) program prepares students for exciting careers in hotels, resorts, casinos, parks, and much more. Through practical experiences, HATM majors gain crucial skills that can’t be learned through traditional lectures. They also develop the knowledge and field experience to meet the demands of this fast-paced, exciting field.

Through organizations such as the Hospitality and Tourism Student Society, students can network and meet others who have the same passion for management. HATM majors are also partnered with advisors to help them succeed at SRU and after graduation.

Why Major in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

Studying for a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management teaches you how to lead, program, plan, administer, and manage hospitality and tourism programs while developing hospitality and guest relations skills. These proficiencies are beneficial in any role of hospitality, but for a career path that focuses on management and customer service, these are indispensable in both finding a job and advancing in the industry.

What Will You Learn?

HATM students begin with introductory classes such as Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry and eventually advance to higher-level courses. Administration for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, for example, focuses on the business and financial aspect of hospitality. The program culminates with a 12-week internship at a hospitality or tourism-related agency. Internships are available at resorts, hotels, cruise lines, and community/municipal recreation centers.

Careers In Hospitality and Tourism Management

Working in the hotel, tourism, or recreation industry is exciting and potentially financially rewarding, as well. Whether you’re managing a team at a hotel or answering a customer’s questions about a cruise, you’ll be able to make a positive impact on someone’s experience. Our graduates work in a variety of agencies, including:

  • Amusement/theme parks
  • Casinos
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise lines
  • Destination campground
  • Gated communities
  • Hotels
  • Public Recreation agencies
  • Ski and golf resorts
  • Visitor and convention bureaus
  • YMCAs

You’ll be even more prepared for these careers by earning your degree at Slippery Rock. Our focus on career readiness is evident by our 90-100 percent job placement record after graduation. SRU graduates have worked locally in Pennsylvania and across the country in Florida, Oregon, and beyond.

Earn your Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree at SRU!

Slippery Rock University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program provides internship experience, a proven curriculum, and endless career possibilities. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!