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 320-hour hospitality and tourism management HTM 302 Internship and HTM 202 Work Experience is required in the program. Students can obtain their HTM 302 Internship/HTM 202 Work Experience 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 and every February
- Black Tie Dinner every Spring
- New facilities in Marriott Hall