The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a 4-year bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism management. The program has a competency component, core hospitality and tourism management requirements, as well as free electives. The HTM curriculum for the bachelor of science degree is designed to give the student a flavor of the following:
- Competencies: math, science, oral & written communication, social & behavioral sciences, ethics,technology, culture & diversity, criteria thinking, and aesthetics.
- Broad Hospitality Management: accounting, marketing, introductions to lodging/food service/tourism, human resource management, law, etc.
- Free electives: recognized minors outside Hospitality and Tourism Management, entrepreneurship certificate, concentrations in specific areas, additional hospitality and tourism management courses, etc.
A 400-hour hospitality and tourism management internship is required in the program. Students can obtain their internship through their own search or in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Center. In their senior year, students take a capstone course that pulls all the hospitality management knowledge together as the class works in groups to make plans to build a hospitality business — from selecting a location site to a final operating establishment.
Strengths of the hospitality and tourism management program at Purdue are:
- strong management core of classes
- two instructional labs that reinforce what is being taught in the classroom
- internships and our own Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Center
- active student organizations that are mentored by our faculty
- study abroad programs lead by our faculty that include courses and internships opportunities
- Career Fair every September
- Black Tie Dinner every Spring
- New facilities in Marriott Hall