Hospitality and Tourism Management

College of Health and Human Sciences

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education has ranked Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) as #1 at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. This program prepares students for management careers within the hospitality and tourism industries. Students gain hands-on experience and knowledge in the Boiler Bistro and John Purdue Room, and from two paid internships (in the United States and abroad) at restaurants, resorts, sports facilities, country clubs, convention and visitor bureaus, and hotels – including Purdue’s Union Club Hotel.  Students have the opportunity to study abroad in amazing locations such as the Shangri La Hotels in China; Shangri-La provides selected students with room and board, a small stipend and airfare worth about $25,000 - $30,000 per participant. Students develop critical thinking skills and a broad perspective in operations management, human resources, hospitality law, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, international relations, and senior living. Students can choose concentrations in the following areas: Environment Sustainability, Human Resources, Layout and Design, Marketing/Sales.

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Careers in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The employment rate of 2014 graduates was 99%. 

  • Restaurants
  • Lodging Operations
  • Country Club management
  • Resorts
  • Corporate dining accounts
  • Airlines
  • Cruise lines
  • Vacation ownership resorts
  • Catering businesses
  • Conventions and visitor bureaus
  • Sales
  • Convention and conference centers
  • Event planning
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