The hospitality and tourism industry is the fastest growing industry in the world and the second largest industry in Wisconsin. One out of every 10 workers in Wisconsin is employed in the hospitality and tourism industry. Career opportunities are limitless; however, the expectation for greatest growth is in management and supervisory positions.
The Hospitality Management program is designed to develop competencies in leadership, problem solving, communications, cost control, and motivation, team-building, human relations and life skills as they apply to the hospitality and tourism industry.
Through a combination of classroom and on-the-job experiences, the program develops highly skilled entry-level employees to perform in any area of the hospitality and tourism industry. Major components of the industry include: lodging, food service, resort operation, sports facility operation, tourism marketing, special events and festivals, and meetings and conventions.
Hospitality Management credits transfer to UW-Stout toward the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree.
Grads of this program typically earn $28,500 to $35,000 annually.