Economic Development and Tourism, Department of

  • Graduates with the hospitality degree are employed in entry-level management positions in one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Students develop general business and managerial skills applied specifically to the various tourism operating environments and applicable across all service based industries.
  • The Tourism major develops decision-making, financial, and strategic management skills appropriate for careers in tourism, casino, resort, and hospitality industries. Students develop an understanding of the stakeholders and industry practices necessary for success in entry-level managerial positions in these industries or other general business sectors.
  • The Casino Resort Management major develops decision-making, financial, and strategic management skills appropriate for careers in the casino and resort industries. Students develop an understanding of the stakeholders and industry practices necessary for success in entry-level managerial positions in the gaming industry or other general business sectors.