The Tourism and Events Management Program prepares students to become future leaders in some of the world's largest and most diverse industries: tourism, events, and hospitality.
Our program trains students in the management competencies and experiences necessary for success in the dynamic fields of tourism, hospitality, and events.
Our faculty offer wide-ranging expertise in both research and practice.
Our location in the Northern Virginia and DC metropolitan area affords unique fieldwork experiences, valuable career networking opportunities, and outstanding guest lectures from renowned industry partners.
Every student has opportunities to gain work experience by completing two internships before graduation.
The majority of our students find their jobs from internships through work sites or partners/clients.
Our bachelor of science in tourism and events management (TEM) lays the foundation for a successful career in the wide and dynamic world of tourism, events, and hospitality.
Our TEM major focuses on the management, planning, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of tourism, events, and hospitality businesses.
Our flexible curriculum allows students to pursue a BS with an emphasis on tourism management, events management, or hospitality management.
Specialized coursework and fieldwork equip students with the knowledge and experience they need to enter leadership roles in one of the world’s largest and most diverse industries confident and prepared.
What You’ll Learn
The curriculum of the TEM major includes experiential, theoretical, and analytical components. This major helps prepare students for management positions in all segments of the tourism, events, and hospitality industries. The program is designed to give students a broad general education complemented by strong management and problem-solving orientation.
A key component of the TEM major is hands-on experience through two fieldwork courses. The combination of coursework and fieldwork ensures students will graduate with a level of competency and working knowledge that immediately qualifies them for leadership responsibilities.