Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Minor

Hospitality and tourism management (HTM) is a very dynamic sector of the service industry encompassing a wide variety of career opportunities that include lodging, food and beverage, recreation, club management, resort operations, travel, tourism, and event management.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

Students interested in majoring in hospitality and tourism management must complete the following:

  • General university degree requirements as listed in the Grand Valley catalog,
  • HTM core courses (minimum 27 credits).
  • HTM field requirement (7 credits).
  • Career emphasis (minimum of 15 credits, with advisor approval).


Courses include the following:

  • Hospitality and Tourism Research
  • Hospitality Information Analysis
  • Hospitality Law and Legislation
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

Career Options

Students may work in a variety of positions, including:

  • Convention sales/service
  • Director of sales
  • General manager
  • Hotel food service
  • Special events manager
  • Travel consultant

Why Study Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley?

By joining our expanding ranks of hospitality and tourism professionals at GVSU, students can expect the following:

  • A curriculum which reflects contemporary industry concepts and best practice.
  • Classes taught by experienced faculty whose background consists of a combination of academic and industry experience.
  • An engaging learning environment where theoretical concepts are applied, through examples, to the practice of industry.
  • Individual faculty mentoring where your career goals are at the heart of curriculum planning decisions.
  • Experiential learning opportunities facilitated through a structured internship program.
  • Regular networking opportunities with faculty, peers, alumni, professional organizations and industry stakeholders.

For More Information

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
(616) 331-3118
Admissions Office

The HTM department opened my eyes to the opportunities in the hospitality industry. With supportive professors and an active community, I was able to network and build relationships with professionals while attending class. The department encouraged us to get involved, which left me confident and prepared for the workforce when I graduated.


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