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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)

Interested in business and keen to customer service? If you’re a strong communicator and want to lead a team, our Hospitality and Tourism Management program will get you on the right  track to a career in hotel, restaurant, event planning or management fields. 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major prepares students for careers in hotel and restaurant operations, event planning, and casino and tourism management. Companies in the hospitality and tourism industry, especially in West Virginia, look to the Chambers College of Business and Economics for interns and full-time employees. 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major is designed to meet the needs of West Virginia's second-largest industry. This program is available to any students enrolled at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics and includes the following classes, in addition to general business courses:

  • Hospitality and Tourism Leadership

  • Hotel Operations Management

  • Restaurant Operations Management

  • Tourism Management

  • Hospitality Revenue Management

  • Hospitality Social Customer Relationship Management

  • Event Planning Practicum

Careers

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.

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.

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation
  • Requires a Graduate Degree
  • Food Service Managers

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. Possible job titles for this career include: Food and Beverage Manager.

      $50,820 Median Salary

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    • General and Operations Managers

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Possible job titles for this career include: General Manager (GM).

      $99,310 Median Salary

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    • Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

        Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions. Possible job titles for this career include: Conference Planning Manager.

        $47,350 Median Salary

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      • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers

          Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way). Possible job titles for this career include: Apartment Manager.

          $57,040 Median Salary

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        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.

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        Cost and Aid

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        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 - $428

        Per Semester - $5,136

        Fall and Spring Semesters - $10,272

        Non-Resident

        Per Credit - $1,126

        Per Semester - $13,512

        Fall and Spring Semesters - $27,024

        International

        Per Credit - $1,126

        Per Semester - $13,812

        Fall and Spring Semesters - $27,624

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        Learning Labs

        Students 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 Waterfront Place Hotel, including the Regatta Bar and Grille.

        Internships and Jobs

        Hospitality and Tourism majors are required to take two field experience (internship) courses. Companies in the Hospitality & Tourism industry, especially in West Virginia, look to the WVU College of Business and Economics for interns and full-time employees. The College has a staff dedicated to helping students find internships and employment.


        HITLab

        The Hospitality Innovation and Technology Lab (HITLAB) is a platform for both industry and academia to come together to solve the problems of the hospitality and tourism industry.

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