Hospitality and Tourism Management

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is a global leader in hospitality management education. The Journal of Hospitality Education has ranked Purdue’s HTM program No. 1 at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. HTM is primarily an applied business field. The program prepares students for management and leadership careers in the hospitality and tourism industries. Students obtain hands-on experience and knowledge in HTM's Boiler Bistro, the John Purdue Room, the Union Club Hotel and through two paid internships (in the United States and abroad) at restaurants, resorts, sports facilities, country clubs, convention and visitor bureaus, and hotels.  Students have the opportunity to study abroad in amazing locations such as the Shangri La Hotels in China; the Sponsored Internship and Study Abroad program in China is one of the leading programs of its kind.

Students develop critical thinking skills and a broad perspective in operations management, human resources, leadership, hospitality law, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems and international relations. Students can choose concentrations in the following areas: environment sustainability, human resources, hospitality facilities design and management, finance and marketing and sales. HTM also offers an event and meeting management minor and a hospitality leadership certificate through Marriott Dale Carnegie. More than 94% of HTM graduates secure a job within six months of graduation.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management Website

Plan of Study

Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The employment rate for graduates is well over 90%. 

  • 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

Transfer to Hospitality and Tourism Management

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information
HHS Undergraduate Student Services
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