School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management
The total experience within the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (HSTM) facilitates students to have an exceptional fundamental education, exposure to working professionals, and internships. As a result, students are provided a competitive advantage in a job market that is projected to double in the next decade.
The School of HSTM prepares students for a variety of positions in the hospitality, sport, and tourism industries. The goal of the faculty and school is to create an integrated academic learning environment for analyzing and resolving the challenges in the deliverance and business of hospitality, sport, and tourism. The faculty and staff are committed to providing support for student achievement. Students can enter the hospitality, sport, and tourism industries with exceptional knowledge, professional preparation, and the confidence to assume leadership positions.
The School of HSTM offers two undergraduate degree programs: (1) Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management; and (2) Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. Additionally, the School of HSTM also offers a Master of Science in Sport Management degree and a Ph.D. in Sport Management. All sport management degree programs offered are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). All programs offered by the School of HSTM are available to students through online or traditional classroom modalities.
The focus of the undergraduate program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience and to train students for entry into sport management, leisure services, and/or tourism and hospitality occupations at the professional level. The Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management degree program prepares students for entry into careers in hotels, restaurants, resorts, conference centers, gaming entertainment, visitors bureaus, chamber of commerce operations, event facilities, parks and recreation facilities, tourism associations, destination marketing organizations, theme parks, cruise ships, airlines, and more.
The Sport Management degree program prepares students for careers in interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and recreational sports, program directors (recreational and/or fitness), marketing and promotions directors, event managers, facilities directors, corporate sales directors, directors of ticketing and financing, compliance directors, sport retail managers and sales representatives, athletic directors, and other sport related business/organizations.
Mission Statement of HSTM Program:
The mission of the School of HSTM is to prepare undergraduate students to become future leaders and scholars in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management by providing exemplary integrative and experiential academic preparation in a collaborative environment, to conduct seminal and applied research that impacts the Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism industries on a local, national, and global level, and to provide professional and community service.
Program Learning Goals:
The School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management aims to provide students seeking careers in hospitality, sport, and tourism industries a comprehensive perspective through an advanced curriculum that focuses on current industry practices, enhancing communication and people skills, and developing successful managers and administrators.
- Acquiring content knowledge in core and concentration areas
- Developing an understanding of the professional and ethical obligations, including a global awareness and an appreciation of the impact of diversity
- Demonstrating critical thinking skills, enabling students to comprehend and effectively analyze issues, make decisions, and form sound and well-based judgments
- Enhancing effective communication skills: oral, interpersonal, and written
- Demonstrating proficiency in using technology, with the ability to use the computer to: conduct practical and scholarly searches, communicate with respective publics, and to compile organized and effective presentations
- Developing a commitment to continuing professional growth through activities such as joining professional organizations, attending conferences, engaging in in-service training, subscribing to professional journals, or participating in volunteer experiences
Troy Athletics & Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management Debut Revenue Generation Class
The Troy Athletics Department and the Troy University School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management have partnered for a new course to give Troy University students a hands-on working experience that will place them ahead of most graduates in practical skill application upon graduation.
"We are thrilled to partner with our colleagues in the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management to provide a 'hands-on' opportunity for our students as we look to grow together," Troy Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain said. "As an athletics department, the 'One Troy' mantra has been part of our identity for past 18 months, and this collaborative partnership is an outstanding example of what that means."