HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
The Hospitality and Tourism Management major is designed to meet the needs of West Virginia's second-largest industry. Brianna Austin found her way and attributes joining the hospitality and tourism management program to be her defining college experience at WVU.Read Brianna's Story
Operations Manager in Training
Sep 23, 2015WVU Hospitality and Tourism Management graduate David Scarton is currently an operations Manager in Training at The Greenbrier, one of the best know resorts in the world.
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 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
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.