The hospitality industry is part of the travel and tourism industry that is continually evolving. This larger industry consists of: accommodations including hotels/resorts; transportation including airlines, cruise ships; attractions, both man-made (Disney World) and natural (Grand Canyon); and food and beverage, restaurants and eating establishments. With this industry being the second largest employer in the United States and with an economic impact of over $780 billion a year and growing, employment is available not only throughout the United States, but worldwide.
The resort management program prepares students for a very diverse work environment that is truly international in scope and continually expanding. Students are prepared for entry-level supervisory or management roles in the resort/hospitality/travel and tourism industries with instruction in the areas of food and beverage, lodging accommodations, meeting and event planning and resort operations.
Students who major in resort management will be able to: