Tourism Development and Management (Resort and Hotel Leadership)

The concentration in resort and hotel leadership will attract students and professionals who have interests in the diverse areas of knowledge needed within the accommodations sector, such as:career opportunitiesecological, social and economic sustainability practices in the industrythe interrelated functions within departments of the lodging, food and beverage industriesmanagement and leadership specifically for the accommodations sectormeeting the expectations of hotel and resort guestsA concentration in resort and accommodations leadership will provide students an academic option to study in-depth the resort and accommodations system, and gain knowledge of the importance of the business relationships between suppliers, intermediaries and vendors, guests, and the public and private sectors. The concentration will prepare students to serve our community by developing the skills, knowledge, techniques and capabilities needed for addressing major issues related to resorts and other tourism accommodations.
Degree Awarded: 
Tourism Development and Management (Resort and Hotel Leadership)
School of Community Resources and Development
Additional Program Fee: 
Minimum math requirement: 
MAT 142 - College Mathematics
Second Language Requirement: 

There are a variety of job opportunities for resort or hotel professionals, ranging from entry level as a management trainee to an assistant manager or manager in various departments such as:

  • catering and banquet manager
  • convention sales manager
  • front desk manager
  • guest services manager
  • room division manager
  • sales and marketing manager

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Compliance Managers 7.32%$100,890
Food Service Managers5.31%$47,960
Gaming Managers11.8%$65,220
Gaming Supervisors11.79%$49,290
Lodging Managers4.68%$46,810
Loss Prevention Managers 7.32%$100,890
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 15.63%$45,810
Regulatory Affairs Managers 7.32%$100,890
Security Managers 7.32%$100,890
Slot Supervisors2.79%$32,390
Travel Guides$30,780

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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