Tourism & Hospitality Management

Elective Concentration

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 and Hospitality Management 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.

  • Credits: 12
  • Available to students in the following programs:
    Global MBA
    Professional MBA
  • Course delivery format(s):
    In-Person Only

Curriculum Overview

This concentration requires students to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours, including 6 credit hours of specific required courses. The remaining courses may be selected from the menu of GWSB and/or other GWSB Courses listed below.

Descriptions of each course can be viewed here.

Course # Course Title Credits
Required Courses (6 credits):
TSTD 6250 Destination Management 1.5
TSTD 6262 Tourism Policy Analysis 1.5
TSTD 6263 Destination Marketing 3.0
Menu Option Electives (6 credits):
TSTD 6220 International Hotel Management 3.0
TSTD 6221 Hotel Market / Resort Analysis 3.0
TSTD 6264 Sport Marketing 3.0
TSTD 6266 Sport & Event Facility Management 3.0
TSTD 6277 Event Management 3.0
TSTD 6278 Conference & Exhibition Management 3.0

Please be advised, all students must take 12 unique credits to complete a concentration. Please be aware that Special Topics courses (typically numbered 6290) are experimental offerings that, depending on demand, may or may not become permanent offerings.