Hotel and Resort Management, BS

Program Description

Students will engage in learning multiple facets of the Hospitality Management Industry including team building, guest experiences, technology applications, critical and analytical thinking, ethics, and leadership. Coursework that emphasizes qualitative and quantitative analysis, marketing, and human resources ensures students will graduate career-ready. Students will have the opportunity for practical experience in the hospitality field through earning various work and COOP credits with placements with our partners in local hotel and resort locations as they proceed through the program. Students will select one of two areas of emphasis: Tourism and Hospitality or Event Planning and Management. Graduates of this program will be highly qualified for middle management positions with upward mobility in the hospitality industry.

Program Curriculum

 121 credits 

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Hotel and Resort Management Core Requirements

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
MGMT 3300Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
RSM 2430Tourism and Commercial Enterprises3
HOSP 1010Orientation to the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP 1020Sanitation & Safety3
HOSP 2140Hotel and Resort Operations3
HOSP 2200Hospitality Law and Ethics3
HOSP 2210Emerging Hospitality Technologies3
HOSP 2500Hotel and Resort Front Office Operations3
HOSP 3000Hospitality Purchasing and Cost Control3
HOSP 3500Strategy and Innovation in the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP 4020Facilitating the Hospitality Guest Experience3
HOSP 4700Hospitality Metrics and Data Analytics3
HOSP 4710Sustainable Hotel and Resort Facilities3
HOSP 4750Hospitality Capstone3
HOSP 2890RHospitality Internship/COOP3
HOSP 4890RHospitality Internship/COOP3
Complete two of the following courses (6 Credits)
RSM 3010Event Management3
RSM 3201Hospitality Management3
RSM 3620Resort Management3
COMM 3190Intercultural Communication (SS, GC)3
COMM 3850Organizational Communication and System Dynamics3
COMM 4050Leadership and High Performance Teams3
Hotel and Resort Management Elective Requirements
Free Electives 9
Choose one of the following Emphasis:
Tourism and Hospitality Emphasis
HOSP 3100Global Tourism3
HOSP 3150Tourism and Hospitality Marketing and Sales3
HOSP 4200Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP 4350Tourism and Hospitality Management3
Guest Experience Management
RSM 3030Special Event Design3
RSM 4300Meetings and Convention Management3
HOSP 3520Strategic Leadership in the Hospitality Environment3
HOSP 4250Advanced Event Production3

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Complete a minimum of 121 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Complete at least 75 credits from major courses.  
  5. Complete at least 31 GE credits. 
  6. Grade C- or better in required core degree courses.
  7. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.