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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Ever wonder what the world’s largest industry is? You’re looking at it — hospitality and tourism management.  People are moving around the global neighborhood as never before.  Yet they want to feel at home wherever they go.  The dedicated professionals who work in this industry make that happen.  Want to join them?  Our degree programs, concentrations, and minors will help make you a leader in the art and science of keeping guests happy.

Choose your career path.

Our globally oriented curriculum strikes a balance between liberal arts, general business, and industry management skills. Beyond that, you choose one of four concentrations:

  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Event and Tourism Management
  • Foodservice Management
  • Spa Management

In a hurry to get out there and start your career? Choose the Fast Track Program. You’ll get your bachelor’s in three years instead of four — and save a year’s tuition in the process. You also have the option to earn your M.B.A. with a 4th year of study.

Strengthen your resume with a meaningful internship.

The real-world experience you gain with an internship will give you the confidence to walk into a future interview and present yourself as someone who has a more mature understanding of the industry. To a potential employer, there’s nothing like seeing that experience in black and white on your resume, either.  

At the University of New Haven, we always strive to match a student with a workplace that’s relevant to his or her studies. We’ve got your back, too. We’ll watch your progress and offer advice and support, so you can get the most out of your internship.

Study overseas or out of our area.

Going overseas or out of the region to study will help give you the sophistication you need to function smoothly and successfully in different parts of the global neighborhood. Just to whet your appetite, here are a few of the opportunities our Hospitality and Tourism students have had:

  • A four-week food-and-culture tour through Tuscany and other regions in Italy
  • Participating in an exchange program with the University of Lincoln in England
  • A semester-long program in Australia
  • A wine tour through southern France
  • A Caribbean Cruise, hitting five Caribbean islands and touring four- and five-star hotels
  • And last but not least: Vegas.   The program’s “Spring Break in Las Vegas” trip takes you through this glittering city’s hotels and entertainment attractions so you can see, in person, the premier hospitality services that help make Las Vegas one of the world’s most popular destinations. 

Learn from mentors who have done it themselves.

At the University of New Haven, mentoring is not just about listening to the pros or getting good advice and support. It’s also your golden opportunity to learn the art of networking.  And, in fact, networking is the #1 way that people land jobs. You’ll have multiple ways to take advantage of our mentoring program:

  • Work directly with faculty and staff on campus and hospitality-related projects
  • Spend a day with hospitality industry executives
  • Network with hospitality industry executives in our Lunch and Learn Program
  • Work with the Dean of the College of Business on events and projects
  • Work with the University’s Conference Services

Not a Hospitality and Tourism Management major? Why not minor in it!

We offer 15-credit minors in:

  • Beverage Management
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Foodservice Management
  • Event and Tourism Management
  1. Find Out More

    The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management maintains an external website at www.cthospitality.us