The hospitality and tourism management program cultivates students’ professional skills and operational capabilities in the areas of hospitality and tourism. Students are prepared for careers with managerial positions at the regional and national levels to lead the hospitality and tourism industry.
The hospitality and tourism management program also equips students with the advanced understanding of management principles through business core courses, as well as the depth of hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills. Our faculty are actively engaged in the field and bring with them a diverse and rich mixture of backgrounds and skills. Faculty research and practical experiences will provide you with unique insights and knowledge of the industry to help you toward a successful career.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Study abroad programs led by USM business faculty are established for Japan/South Korea and as part of the British Studies Program. Ask us about opportunities to learn in other countries.
There is one Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree available with this major.
Few careers offer the great diversity and lifestyle options of hospitality and tourism management majors. Graduates are successfully employed in entry-level management positions that have strong career paths at highly competitive salaries.
With the assistance of professors, students find engaging and challenging regional, national and international employment directly in the primary hospitality sectors such as:
A general overview of the hospitality and tourism industry, including career opportunities in the field
Emphasis on an in-depth analysis of the global travel and tourism industry from the social/cultural, environmental, and economic perspectives
Theories and concepts of managing in a service environment
Focuses on the fundamental revenue concepts and analytical techniques via hands-on coverage of computer applications to practice decision-making skills
Favorite Course: Strategic Management and Revenue Management
Expertise: Revenue Management; e-Service Quality; Economic Impact/Feasibility Study
Favorite Course: Convention Management and Intro to Hospitality and Tourism
Expertise: Hospitality Innovations; Tourism Economic Impact; Event Management
Favorite Course: Food and Beverage Operations and Global Tourism
Expertise: Food Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Services Marketing
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.