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

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Melding marketing, business, tourism, and hospitality.

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management program develops visionary leaders through excellence in student-centered education, skill development, research, service, and collaboration with global hospitality and tourism industries. The curriculum exposes students to many aspects of the hospitality industry and instills in them the critical skills required for the modern workplace. Students complete two professional practicum experiences while pursuing their degree, which provides introductory and supervisory level industry experience. Students are exposed to many aspects of the hospitality industry and to instill in them the critical skills required in today’s workplace.

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 manager or owner/operator
  • Club Manager

Recent Employers

  • Aramark
  • Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Swiftel Center
  • Minnehaha Country Club

Internship Opportunities

  • Aramark
  • Swiftel Center
  • Kahler Hospitality Group
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Custer State Park Resort

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 the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.