About The Major

This major focuses on managing and operating places where people travel to eat, attend special events, and relax or have fun. In addition to studying the hospitality and travel industry, you complete a general business certificate as part of the degree. Internships are required and opportunities include both local and out-of-state sites.

Skills and abilities this major develops includes: event planning, management, marketing, communication, organization, and promotion.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Mechanics of event planning
  • Tourism policy and sustainability
  • Facility operations
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Event tourism analysis
  • Global tourism


Possible Careers

  • Event planner
  • Catering manager
  • Resort manager
  • Tourism marketing
  • Attractions manager
  • Festival management

* = indicates this career requires further education or training

Where could I work?

  • Conrad Indianapolis
  • Indiana Landmarks
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Sports organizations
  • Concert/arts venues
  • Luxury and mid-range lodging facilitites

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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