Are you looking to break into the fast-paced and exciting tourism and hospitality industry? Our 100% online degree in tourism and hospitality management provides a broad-based option for students, incorporating the hotel, travel-tourism and food segments of the hospitality industry with special focus given to travel-tourism.
This program places an emphasis on tourism as the glue that holds the industry together, especially in course offerings and the term-long experiential learning program. The highlight of the degree is the Familiarization (FAM) Tour, a class project that includes planning a trip to a domestic or international destination. Students are required to research, budget, plan, promote and implement the tasks of a tour escort and tour guide.
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This program is offered in collaboration with JWU’s College of Hospitality Management.
- 4 Years to complete your degree
- 8-week course length*
- 15:1 student to faculty ratio
- 96.8% career outcomes rate
- 100% Online career-focused curriculum
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the tourism and hospitality industry.
- Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in the travel and hospitality industry.
- Use decision–support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes in the travel and hospitality industry.
- Leverage critical thinking and knowledge of industry trends and conditions to enhance guest experience within the travel and hospitality industry.
- Produce travel and tourism plans that have the potential to maximize the positive effect of tourism on a destination.
- Benefit from our convenient online format, designed to fit your schedule
- Take advantage of four convenient start dates that allow you to begin when you are ready
- Participate in experiential education, which gives you real-world exposure
- Learn from faculty who are industry experts with years of professional experience
- Prepare for a variety of management and leadership careers in the tourism and hospitality industry
Due to this program’s more generalized curriculum, graduates may be employed in all industry segments, but the emphasis on travel-tourism provides specific career options in destination marketing organizations such as Convention or Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), tourism offices, resorts, tour operators, travel industry suppliers such as airlines, cruise lines or ground transportation, and various international operators.
While pursuing your online hospitality and tourism management bachelor’s degree, you’ll take major courses like:
- Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry
- Technology in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry
- Social Media Marketing
- World Geography for Tourism and Hospitality
- Destination Management Organization
- And More
*Some courses may be 16 weeks long.
Want to explore careers in this field? Through EMSI’s Career Coach tool, you can browse careers by degree program and get research-backed information on various industries. You can also take an in-depth assessment to determine career suggestions based on your personal interests.
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