Tourism Development and Management (Resort and Hotel Leadership), BS
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The BS in tourism development and management with a concentration in resort and hotel leadership attracts students and professionals who have interests in the diverse areas of knowledge needed within the accommodations sector, knowledge such as:

  • ecological, social and economic sustainability practices in the industry
  • hospitality management and leadership
  • meeting the expectations of hotel and resort guests
  • the interrelated functions within departments of the lodging, food and beverage industries

The concentration program in resort and accommodations leadership provides 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. It also prepares students to serve their communities by developing the skills, knowledge, techniques and capabilities needed for addressing major issues related to resorts and other tourism accommodations.

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Tourism Development and Management (Resort and Hotel Leadership), BS

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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Career outlook

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
  • convention sales
  • front desk
  • guest services
  • rooms division
  • sales and marketing

Example careers

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
Gaming Managers2.5%$72,930
Gaming Supervisors3.9%
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 10.9%$48,290
Lodging Managers4%$51,800
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Food Service Managers9%$52,030
Security Managers8%$105,610
Loss Prevention Managers8%$105,610
Travel Guides4.9%

* 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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