Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to engage in the practice of management in a variety of settings. Students in the program receive an exceptional education, engage in service learning experiences and are prepared for their careers through exposure to related industries.

The goal of the program is to create an integrated academic learning environment for analyzing and resolving the challenges in the deliverance and business of related industries. The program’s 13 full-time faculty members are well known for their expertise in a variety of research areas, including economic impact, economic valuation, marketing, human resource management, facility management, organizational behavior, event management, legal aspects and tourism development and planning. Students benefit from the faculty’s knowledge, research and practical experience.

Troy University’s HSTM faculty have the extensive knowledge, practical experience and dedication to serve as both mentors and educators for student achievement.

The program offers three undergraduate concentrations:
  • Hospitality Management, which prepares students for careers in hotels, restaurants, resorts, conference centers, casinos, retail businesses and other entertainment-related businesses.
  • Sport Management, which prepares students for careers as program directors, marketing and promotion directors, event managers, facilities directors, compliance directors, athletics directors, sport retail managers and other related positions within interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional or recreational sports. TROY’s Sport Management Program is among a select few that are nationally accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
  • Tourism Management, which prepares students for careers in convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, resorts, tourism associations, destination marketing organizations, conference centers, national and state parks, theme parks, historic sites and other tourism related businesses.

The program’s comprehensive curriculum prepares students to:
  • Provide and direct effective and quality-driven services and programs
  • Motivate individuals to enhance performance
  • Enhance skills and functions essential for productivity

Students in these programs will:
  • Develop strong communication skills necessary for success
  • Analyze data to plan, develop and sustain effective and efficient programs, facilities and services
  • Apply critical thinking skills, and
  • Function in a variety of leadership capacities in diverse sport, entertainment or tourism related settings.

Where are recent graduates of Troy University’s Bachelor of Science in HSTM working?

The Bachelor of Science in HSTM is a new major at Troy University. However, recent graduates of Troy University’s Sport Management program are working as administrators, managers and graduate assistants, as well as in many other professional positions. For example, several graduates have attained employment in intercollegiate athletics departments which include: Auburn University, University of Arkansas, Southern Methodist University, University of Louisiana, University of Houston, Troy University, Arkansas State University, Western Kentucky University, University of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University, Kent State University and the University of South Alabama. Other students have attained employment with organizations such as IMG College, YMCAs, recreation and fitness centers, community recreation departments and minor league sport franchises.

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