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.
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
Hospitality Revenue Management
Hospitality Social Customer Relationship Management
Event Planning Practicum
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
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
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
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.
Graduates from this major have gone to work at:
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 - $428
Per Semester - $5,136
Fall and Spring Semesters - $10,272
Per Credit - $1,126
Per Semester - $13,512
Fall and Spring Semesters - $27,024
Per Credit - $1,126
Per Semester - $13,812
Fall and Spring Semesters - $27,624
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.
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