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Hospitality and Tourism Management

As the nation’s number one retail employer, the hospitality and tourism industry employs millions of people. The demand for managers continues to grow as the demand for services grows. Along with this demand for services is an increasing emphasis on comfort, convenience and personalized attention. All of these factors increase the need for effective and efficient professionals to manage hospitality operations and lead teams of people.

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Background Information

The hospitality and tourism industry continues to grow with hotels and restaurants remaining open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the demands of our traveling society.  According to the National Restaurant Association, the food service industry employs about 14.7 million workers.  This means that at least one of every 10 working Americans is a restaurant employee.  There are over 50,000 hotels in the United States with over 4.6 million rooms.  The lodging industry employs 8 million people.  The hospitality and tourism industry also includes careers in convention and meeting planning as well as resorts, casinos and entertainment venues.

The Program

The Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) major prepares students to be professionals who can lead teams of people and effectively manage hospitality operations in a variety of segments such as lodging, foodservice, events, travel, and tourism. Besides a strong foundation in general education courses, our students learn and develop leadership skills by completing coursework that increases knowledge of the industry, develops people management skills, and enhances problem-solving abilities while instilling a sense of responsibility and professionalism. The program also incorporates a required minor in Business Administration. Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 to enroll in the business administration classes. Courses in this area include accounting, economics, marketing, management, and human services. 

We offer the only four-year HTM program in North Dakota accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. HTM also offers a minor.

Student Advisement

An advisor is assigned to work with each student majoring in HTM. The academic advisor helps students set goals for their college work, choose courses and seek meaningful work experiences during their college career. Once students complete 60 credit hours a faculty advisor is assigned.

Work Experience

The Fargo-Moorhead area provides many quality lodging and food service operations for students to gain work experience while completing their degrees. Supervised, on-the-job experience (internship) is also required of all students in a professional work setting. Students complete the field experience during the summer between their junior and senior years. Placement is determined by the student’s desire for type of operation and preferred geographic location.

Career Opportunities

Because of the breadth of the industry, HTM graduates have a wide range of career alternatives. Graduates have found positions within restaurants, hotels and motels, recreational facilities, school and college food services, hotel training division services, health care facilities, resort hotels, catering, and food and beverage administration. Several major companies visit NDSU and hire HTM graduates for careers in the regional, national and international arena. The starting salary for a graduate in the HTM field can range from $28,000 to $40,000 with great possibility for increase in salary after the completion of management training. Students graduating with industry experience also may start at a higher rate.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships makes available grants, loans, scholarships and work-study employment. Scholarships are also available through the Department of Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management. Additionally, several hospitality associations have funds for scholarships, which are awarded by the associations through regional and national competition. Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, One Stop or the Department of Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management for additional information.

Sample Curriculum

Credits

General Education

 

Communication

3

       COMM 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

       ENGL 110 - College Composition I

3

       ENGL 120 - College Composition II

3

       Upper Division Writing

3

Quantitative Reasoning

 

Science & Technology

3

       CHEM 117 - Chemical Concepts and Applications

       or CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I

3 or 4

       CSCI 114 - Microcomputer Packages or

      CSCI 116 - Business Use of Computers

3-4

       Science and Technology Electives

6

Humanities & Fine Arts

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3

       ECON 105 - Elements of Economics

6

       ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics and

       ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

2

Wellness

-

Cultural Diversity

 

Global Perspective

-

       ECON 105 - Elements of Economics

39

TOTAL

Credits

Major Requirements

3

ADHM 140 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

3

ADHM 141 - Tourism and Travel Management

3

ADHM 241 - Hospitality Accounting

3

ADHM 360 - Lodging Operations Management

3

ADHM 381 - Hospitality Marketing and Sales

5

ADHM 404, 404L - Restaurant Operations

      Management and Lab

3

ADHM 435 - Cost Controls in Hospitality and

      Food Service Systems

3

ADHM 467 - Hospitality Law

3

ADHM 479 - Hospitality Industry Management

      Strategies

3

ADHM 496 - Field Experience

1

HNES 141 - Food Sanitation

3

HNES 261 - Food Selection and Preparation Principles

2

HNES 261L - Food Selection and Preparation

      Principles Lab

1

HD&E 320 - Professional Issues

13-15

Professional Electives

52-54

TOTAL

Credits

Related Requirements

24

Business Minor Courses

9

Electives

33

TOTAL

122

Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic advisor or with the Office of Registration and Records.

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Transferring Credits
View NDSU equivalencies of transfer courses at:

www.ndsu.edu/transfer/equivalencies

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Contact Information

Connie Eggers, Academic Advisor
College of Human Development and Education
North Dakota State University
Dept #2600,PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-9847 / Fax: (701) 231-7174
Email:Connie.Eggers@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/hde

or

Department of Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management
College of Human Development and Education
North Dakota State University
Dept #2610, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8604 / Fax: (701) 231-5273
Email: Holly.Bastow-Shoop@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/adhm

Office of Admission
North Dakota State University
Ceres 114
Dept #5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Email: NDSU.Admission@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/admission/

 

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