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Department of General Business

Hardy Family Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Why Business?

At West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics we're doing things differently. Take the first step today to transform your future. We will help you get to where you want to be in the business world. Join today and be a part of our story.

If you’re a people person who enjoys traveling and hosting events, you may be a great fit for the worldwide service industry.

Our Hardy Family Hospitality and Tourism Management program incorporates real-world projects into the curriculum that tackle issues faced by hospitality and tourism businesses today. You will gain hands-on problem-solving experience and understand how to integrate technologies into this rapidly changing field. Aside from learning the best business practices, you will gain the skills needed to one day lead a customer-focused team.

Internship Opportunity

Students who have successfully completed their internships are often offered full-time job opportunities after graduation. Our students have been recruited by: Fresh Hospitality Group, Nemacolin, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Stonebridge Companies, The Walt Disney Company and more.


Placement Rate

Of our undergraduates get placed within 6 months of graduation.

Based on class of '22 - 80% response/knowledge rate


Largest industry in West Virginia

and one of the top 10 industries in the world in terms of revenue.

  • Required internship ensures that you graduate with relevant hands-on work experience

  • Get involved in student organizations, such as the Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) chapter, International Hospitality Management Honor Society, and the Hospitality Club

  • Accept a job in customer relationship management, event planning, market research, or resort and tourism management

Latest News

  1. Inspiring the future of business: Chambers College names 2024 Roll of Distinguished Alumni and Early Career Achievement Awardees

    On Thursday, April 4, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University honored nine inspiring alumni who have positively shaped the business landscape of their fields at various stages of their careers. This is the 13th annual alumni awards ceremony for the Chambers College.

  2. Let’s Talk Business: Becoming an Accountant, Step by Step

    As an accounting student at WVU, I’ve had support from a number of faculty since the beginning of my time in the Chambers College. From mentorships to job opportunities, the WVU Accounting department fully prepares its students for their unique career paths.

  3. Let’s Talk Business: Six Lessons that Helped Me Launch My Own Bakery

    Hello, fellow dreamers and entrepreneurs! My name is Calijah Burton. I’m a senior majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.


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