Research, Industry & Experiential Learning

The WORLD needs Hospitality!

You know hospitality when you receive it. You know when it is missing. Hospitality is the difference.  

At Purdue University’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, we build leaders for the people-side of business!

All businesses and industries have expectations and service needs, Purdue HTM students are trained by the best to be the best, to not only deliver, but exceed the expectations of their companies and clients in each and every transaction and experience they deliver.

With a top-ranked program, Purdue HTM students graduate with not just a degree, but the highly-sought skills and acumen to propel their careers and become leaders, in almost any industry. The career path of our graduates are vast and wide,  leading to corporate and executive positions in human resources, marketing and sales, revenue management, real estate,  procurement, event management, asset management, property management, finance, and operations in the hospitality and tourism industry. 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Major offers the following Minors and Concentrations:

  • Event & Meeting Management Minor
  • Human Resources Management
  • Finance for Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Hospitality Facilities Design & Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate of Leadership Development
  • Certificate of Professional Selling



A Purdue HTM degree in Hospitality provides entry to fast-paced industries that are dynamic, personally rewarding and exciting opportunities, with a career-path range like no other degree:

  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources
  • Resorts & Entertainment
  • Foodservice Corporations,
  • Cruise Lines
  • Destination Marketing and Management Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Event Planning for: Corporations, Meetings, Weddings, and more!
  • Conventions & Visitors Bureaus
  • Stadium and Arenas
  • Senior Living Properties
  • Gaming
  • Product and Equipment Suppliers
  • Travel Providers
  • Airlines…

   and more!


Where do our students go? Here is just a sampling of the employers that seek our graduates:

  • Marriott International
  • White Lodging
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Aramark
  • Disney
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Amazon
  • EcoLab
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Aldi
  • Four Season Hotels & Resorts
  • Google Travel
  • Republic National Dist. Co.


Experiential Learning & Outreach 

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