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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Are you a people person? Do you like hosting people? Through course work, internships and on-site learning labs, we’ll teach you the skills needed to succeed in the worldwide service industry.

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Only AACSB-accredited hospitality and tourism management program in West Virginia (as part of the College's AACSB accreditation)

Overview

What is Hospitality and Tourism Management at WVU like?

Description

Our major is designed to meet the needs of one of West Virginia's major economic drivers. You will gain real-world experience in restaurant and hotel management by spending time in learning labs, including Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in the WVU Mountainlair and the restaurant in Waterfront Place Hotel.

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Hospitality and Tourism Management at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

Students have opportunities to work with businesses in the state and region to conduct research projects to explore and examine current or future trends and challenges. Students have access to Smith Travel Research (STR) share center data and reports, and have presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol and WVU undergraduate research symposiums.

All Hospitality and Tourism Management courses provide an experiential learning component, which might include:

  • shadowing managers in the industry
  • solving operational challenges in hotels and restaurants
  • planning a real-time event
  • creating a social media campaign
  • conducting a market research study of a destination

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Careers

What can you do with this degree?

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major has a placement rate of more than 90%. The success is due to the requirement of two internships as part of the major. Students who completed their internships successfully were given full-time job opportunities after their graduation. For instance, one student completed a College Experience Internship at Disney while she was a junior, and after graduation was selected as a Professional Intern at Disney. Another student was selected for the Marriott Voyage global leadership development program.

Several other students completed internships that led to a full-time jobs, including front desk manager at the Marriott Waterfront Place Hotel, standards specialist at IHG and revenue manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Hospitality and Tourism Management major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

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Courses

What are the courses like in Hospitality and Tourism Management at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Hospitality and Tourism Management major.

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Popular Courses

HTOR 471:
Restaurant Management

PR or CONC: HTOR 376. This course covers restaurant history and key operational issues: food/labor costs, facility maintenance checklists, set up production charts, sanitation and safety, menu planning, financial goals and results, purchasing, receiving, storing, and issuing.

HTOR 472:
Hotel Operations Management

PR or CONC: HTOR 376. The course focuses on operational and maintenance procedures for hotel management. Case studies introduce day to day operations of each hotel department, which provides a better understanding of the unique managerial duties associated with hotel operations.

HTOR 473:
Hospitality Social Customer Relationship Management

This course focuses on identifying hospitality industry best practices in building and managing a customer base through social media channels. Students will develop innovative engagement strategies to achieve the goals of social customer relationship management.

HTOR 474:
Hospitality Revenue Management

This course explores the important role of revenue management in the hospitality industry. It also instructs future hospitality managers how to effectively manage their inventories and prices through revenue management principles and theories.

Cost and Aid

How much does Hospitality and Tourism Management at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $422
Per Semester $5,064
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,128
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,110
Per Semester $13,320
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,640
International
Per Credit $1,110
Per Semester $13,620
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,240
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Merit-based Scholarships

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Hospitality and Tourism Management at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet the following admission requirement for the 2019-20 academic year:

For direct admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:
  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

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University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Hospitality and Tourism Management major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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