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Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management (B.S.)

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Melding marketing, business, tourism, and hospitality.

The hospitality, tourism, and event management program develops visionary leaders and successful professionals in the hospitality, tourism and event industry through excellence in student-centered education, skill development, research, service and collaboration with the industries. The curriculum exposes students to many aspects of the hospitality, tourism and event industry and instills in them the critical skills required for the modern workplace. Students complete two professional practicum experiences (500 hours) while pursuing their degree, which provides introductory and supervisory level industry experience.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Work well with other people.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Have a desire to help people.
  • Able to multi-task and are detail-oriented.
  • Enjoy working in teams.

Career Opportunities

  • Meeting and event planner
  • Catering manager
  • Hotel/lodging manager
  • Restaurant/bar manager or owner/operator
  • Resort manager
  • Sport coordinator
  • Club manager

Recent Employers

  • Aramark
  • Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
  • Hampton Inn and Suites
  • Minnehaha Country Club
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Pro Links Sports
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • TopGolf
  • Hitch Studio
  • Orienta Beach Club

Internship Opportunities

  • Aramark
  • Comfort Suites University
  • Gross Opera House
  • Great Shots
  • Kahler Hospitality Group
  • Hampton Inn and Suites
  • Custer State Park Resort
  • Dacotah Bank Center
  • McCrory Gardens

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.