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Tourism, Hospitality, Event and Sport Management

Directed toward understanding and analyzing forces shaping the tourism hospitality, sport, and event industries worldwide. The program of study is designed to prepare students for management roles in entrepreneurial ventures or commercial enterprises providing:

  • visitor services at local, state/provincial, regional, national and international destination levels;
  • marketing for tourism destinations, sport events, athletes and products; or
  • corporate sponsorship and operation of events

Suggested Coursework

  • TSTD 6220: International Hotel Management
  • TSTD 6221: Hotel/Resort Market Analysis
  • TSTD 6230: Organization and Management of Airlines
  • TSTD 6249: Economic, Cultural and Environmental Aspects of Tourism
  • TSTD 6250: Administration of Tourism & Hospitality
  • TSTD 6251: Statistical Applications in Tourism/Hospitality Mgmt
  • TSTD 6260: Tourism Development
  • TSTD 6261: Tourism Planning
  • TSTD 6262: Tourism Policy Analysis
  • TSTD 6263: Tourism Marketing
  • TSTD 6264: Sports Marketing
  • TSTD 6265: Sports Law: Contracts & Negotiations
  • TSTD 6266: Sport and Event Facility Management
  • TSTD 6267: Sport Media & Communications
  • TSTD 6270: Tourism Research
  • TSTD 6277: Event Management
  • TSTD 6278: Conference & Exposition Management
  • TSTD 6279: Event Entertainment Management
  • TSTD 6280: Advanced Workshop
  • TSTD 6282: International Experience
  • TSTD 6283: Practicum
  • TSTD 6290: Hotel/Resort Market Analysis
  • TSTD 6290: Special Topics
  • TSTD 6296: Travel Information Management Systems
  • TSTD 6298: Directed Readings & Research

Possible Job Titles for MBAs in Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Meeting Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Account Representative
  • Director of Sponsorship Services
  • Public Relations Coordinator/Director
  • Community Relations Coordinator/Director
  • Director of Game Operations

A Selection of Organizations Hiring MBAs in Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • SFX Sports/Clear Channel Communications
  • IMG Sports Marketing & Management
  • Octagon Sports Marketing
  • Major Sports Franchises
  • Sports Leagues: NBA, NCAA, NFL, etc.
  • Sports Media: ESPN, Comcast, AOL/Time Warner
  • Hotels: Marriott, Ritz - Carlton
  • Convention Centers
  • Event and Meeting Management Departments
  • Government Agencies: Department of Transportation