Bachelor’s in Service Industry Management

Travel and tourism represents a broad range of related industries. The growth of these industries has opened up many new job opportunities for graduates in areas such as:

  • hotel operations
  • restaurants
  • retailing
  • transportation
  • travel agencies
  • tour companies
  • tourist attractions
  • leisure, recreation and sport
  • cultural industries
  • mice (Meetings, Incentives, Conference, and Exhibitions)

It is interesting to realize that in 1997, travel and tourism provided 10.5% of the total world employment, with up to 25% of all employment in some areas, such as the Caribbean. It has been estimated that, by 2007 more than 100 million people world-wide were employed in this sector. Because of this, tourism is now seen to be of importance to most countries of the world.   As a vast, dynamic and growing industry, hospitality and tourism provides tremendous opportunity for ambitious students who enjoy working with people.  The hospitality and tourism industry operates in a highly competitive environment.  It is important that those seeking careers as successful professionals develop a strong business foundation and customer service skills.  Graduates of hospitality and tourism management programs are well rounded with a combination of business and life skills that are in high demand. The Hotel and Tourism Management program offers an up-to-date undergraduate curriculum in business administration majoring in hotel and tourism management. All courses are taught in English. During the first two years of study, students typically fulfill their general education, information technology and languages degree requirements. During the third and fourth years of study students complete their core coursework and electives as well as acquire professional work experience by means of a 4-month internship. In total students must complete 138 credits of coursework.