Hospitality Management & Tourism/Meeting & Event Planning (HMTTM.S.AAS)
- Division: Business and Public Services
- Department: Hospitality Management
The Hospitality Management & Tourism Meeting & Event Planning program concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in hotels, resorts, convention and visitor centers, corporate centers, private clubs, and meeting and event operations.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at email@example.com.The hospitality/tourism industry is the number one employer among service industries, and is fast becoming the largest single employment category of all industries worldwide. In the United States, hospitality accounts for a larger and ever growing portion of the country’s Gross National Product. Right now, over half a million jobs in the hospitality industry go unfilled each year, and that number is likely to continue to grow as the food service industry grows. Top ranked hospitality professionals have almost unlimited possibilities for career satisfaction as meeting/event planners for corporate events, association/non-profit events, government events, special events and expositions and large-scale convention business.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).