Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management

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Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Do you enjoy enriching others’ lives while enjoying a “second pay-check” in the form of living in beautiful resort areas with abundant outdoor recreation and cultural opportunities? The Tourism and hospitality management is a great field for you!

Here is your opportunity to learn in the heart of one of the premier tourist destinations in the world—the beautiful Black Hills, visited by millions of tourists annually. Through internships, guest lectures, and field trips you can learn from the talented and experienced entrepreneurs and professionals who have made tourism and hospitality the region’s top economic sector. This will give you a competitive edge as you start your career.

The Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) Program is a specialization within the Business Administration Major (BADM) in the School of Business. As part of this program, you will take the same pre-Business and Business core courses required of all BADM majors, followed by 18 semester hours of courses focused on tourism and hospitality management, e.g., restaurant management, lodging management, tourism planning and development, conventions, meetings, and event planning.

Gain practical insights into the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management with the expertise of experienced faculty, and through field trips, guest lectures, and internships. Become prepared to be leaders in the exciting and growing hospitality and tourism field at Black Hills State University.

Tourism & Hospitality Management 4 Year Plan

Business Administration with a Tourism & Hospitality Management Specialization: 4-YEAR PLAN

A minor is NOT required with a Business major. The Required Core and Specialization Credits are highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Business Program efficiently.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester

  • ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-requisite for ACCT-211)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (general education)
  • MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-requisite for MIS 205 & BADM 320)

Spring Semester

  • ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II (pre-requisite for ACCT 310, 430 & BADM 310)
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (general education)
  • MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics (general education; pre-requisite for BADM 320, 321, & 425 )
  • MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications (pre-requisite for ACCT 361)

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

  • BADM 321 Business Statistics II
  • THM 100 Intro to Tourism & Hospitality*

Spring Semester

  • BADM 320 Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • BADM 344 Managerial Communications
  • THM 200 Convention, Meetings & Event Planning**

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

  • BADM 310 Business Finance (pre-requisite for BADM 482)
  • BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business (pre-requisite for BADM 482)
  • MIS 325 Management Information Systems
  • THM 320 Lodging Managment

Spring Semester

  • BADM 360 Organization & Management (pre-requisite for BADM 482)
  • BADM 407 International Business
  • ECON 300/400 Elective
  • THM 310 Restaurant Management

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

  • BADM 370 Marketing (pre-requisite for BADM 482) THM 480 Tourism Planning & Development*
  • Electives - 3 credits

Spring Semester

  • BADM 425 Production & Operations Management
  • BADM 457 Business Ethics
  • BADM 482 Business Policy & Strategy
  • THM 410 Tourism Management
  • Electives - 3 credits

Key:

*Fall Only Classes

** Spring Only Classes

Tourism & Hospitality - Associate's Degree: 2-YEAR PLAN

The Required Core is highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Assoicate Program efficiently.

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

  • ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-requisite for ACCT-211)
  • MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-requisite for MIS 205 & BADM 320)
  • THM 100 Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Management*

Spring Semester

  • BADM 360 Organization & Management
  • BADM 370 Marketing
  • MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications
  • THM 200 Convention, Meetings and Events**

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

  • Choose 2: ACCT 211, BADM 372*, ECON 201, ECON 202 and/or THM 480
  • BADM 334 Small Business Management *
  • THM 320 Lodging Management*

Spring Semester

  • THM 296 Field Experience
  • THM 310 Restaurant Management**

Key:

*Fall Only Classes

** Spring Only Classes

^ Even Years

^^ Odd Years

What can you do with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality management?

What can I do with my Tourism and Hospitality degree?

Depending on your interests, you could work for a:

  • resort
  • cruise line
  • casino
  • hotel
  • conference center
  • restaurant
  • convention and visitors bureau
  • chamber of commerce
  • state travel office
  • tour company
  • travel agency
  • regional tourism association
  • Federal agency, such as the National Park Service or U.S. Forest Service.

Wherever you end up, you’ll be part of the world’s largest industry—travel, tourism, and hospitality.

Here's what some recent graduates are doing now:

  • Judy Olson is Chief of Interpretation at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
  • Candy Cullum is group sales manager at Gold Dust Gaming in Deadwood, SD
  • Craig Tshetter is general manager of the Howard Johnson Express Inn in Spearfish, SD
  • Anna Vandegrift is General Manager of Microtel Inn & Suites in Rapid City, SD
Last updated Feb 2018

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