Undergraduate Studies in Hospitality and Tourism
The Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program at the Isenberg School of Management is an internationally ranked four-year institution that prepares students to succeed in the hospitality industry.
The HTM program offers a rigorous combination of hospitality and business courses, which allows students to obtain a broad and deep knowledge about management. Furthermore, students can concentrate on a specific field within the industry such as Casino, Club, Food&Beverage, Lodging, and Tourism/Convention/Event Management. Students are continually exposed to experiential learning opportunities through classes, internships, field trips, and student club activities.
At the end our program, the students are prepared and excited to be the leaders and contributors to industry and society.
Casino Management - The organization and interaction of casino departments; the gaming products with their underlying framework of the laws of probability and how the casino protects the games from customers and employees; and an exploration of social, economic, and regulatory concerns about the gaming industry.
Club Management - Enterprises that provide and manage club and private member services and resources, with a focus on methods and issues regarding the management of these firms. Topics covered include: legal issues, board and committee relationships, leadership and management, financing and financial analysis of clubs, marketing, membership services, CCM certification, and promotion/public relations.
Food and Beverage Management - Quantity food service and risk/sanitation management are key topics. Critical issues in the food service industry are explored in depth. Includes restaurants, contract (military, hospitals, corporations, universities, etc.), and other non-commercial food service and beverage enterprises.
Lodging Management - Topics include the physical and computerized facility infrastructure, yield management, supervision, scheduling, human resource and marketing support, hotel food service, strategic management, and industry structure. Hotels, resorts, time-shares, etc., provide the foundation of study.
Tourism, Convention and Event Management - Tourism covers the broad aspect of why people travel (economic, social, commercial, etc.) and includes all aspects of hospitality that serve the traveler's needs. Key elements of the source of tourism are conventions and meetings. Topics range from operating large convention centers to organizing smaller conferences or special events.