Tourism Concentration

MBA concentrations have been replaced by graduate certificates beginning in the Fall 2017 semester.  Students who matriculate into their MBA program starting in the Fall 2017 semester and are interested in specializing should review the graduate certificates available and reach out to their assigned academic advisor with any questions.

Students who matriculated prior to the Fall 2017 semester may complete either a graduate certificate or concentration by completing coursework as outlined by the academic department.


Over one billion people around the world travel each year. Tourism is now one of the leading industries in the world and professional opportunities abound in this business sector. The MBA concentration in Tourism focuses on sustainable management with instruction that stresses how to optimize tourism’s contribution to economic development, preserve cultural and natural resources in communities around the world, and minimize the negative impact of tourism on environment and society. The concentration offers real-world learning opportunities to help candidates recognize and manage the issues influencing the fast-growing world of tourism.

Things to consider:

  • Students must be able to attend classes on-campus to complete the Tourism concentration.
  • Elective courses are scheduled based on faculty availability and student demand and are not guaranteed to be offered every semester or every academic year.
  • Special Topics courses (typically numbered 6290) are experimental offerings that, depending on demand, may or may not become permanent offerings.
  • Students who wish to satisfy a MBA concentration elective with a course that is not listed below must submit a Petition for Elective Credit form.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 12 unique credits to complete a concentration.

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

**Indicates a short-term study abroad experience