Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science

Live and learn hospitality in the heart of California’s tourism industry.

With this ACBSP-accredited program, students earn a management degree and acquire skills and experiences central to a successful career in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry through a well-designed sequence of specialize business courses, integrated experiential learning.

The Curriculum
Start your journey

In this major, you'll prepare for a wide range of roles within the hospitality and tourism industry, including but not limited to destination management and marketing, event management, lodging management, and travel trade marketing. Developed in partnership with leading industry professionals, you'll complete a set of courses that provide well-rounded management skills that are transferrable and applicable to any sector of the industry.

Your ideal plan

This major includes managerial courses while also providing flexibility for you to pursue your passion for a specific pathway within the industry. You will develop a range of skills which include managing operations, finances, human resources, and marketing.

If you are a transfer student, we have partnered with local community colleges offering hospitality related courses, to help facilitate transferring credits. Our faculty and admissions counselors will work with you on making the transition to Cal Lutheran easy.

Get hands-on experience

You'll sharpen you skills through experiential learning by engaging with industry partners on projects or initiatives which expose you to the dynamic roles in the industry, giving you resume-worthy experience and inspiring your career path. You will complete one or more hands-on projects, working with potential employers in the hospitality industry before you graduate, from local hotel properties, tourism boards or city tourism officials, restaurant chains and event developers.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of hospitality professionals who serve as advisors to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and faculty. Focusing on program improvements, developing experiential learning opportunities, and promoting close cooperation among the community, they support the program on a wide range of activities involving students, faculty and alumni.

The Experience
Hospitality and Tourism Management major photo of student or faculty

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program does an excellent job of pushing you out of your comfort zone to gain as many opportunities as you can. You never know where the experiences and connections you make during it may take your career to! You have many opportunities to build your network throughout your time in this program, which is a key element in the industry.

Marla Zorrilla '22
Hospitality and Tourism Management major photo of student or faculty

The most appealing facet of the Hospitality Tourism Management program to me is the diversity of industries and partnerships that students have the opportunity to engage with thanks to their dedicated faculty. CLU’s HTM students have demonstrated to me that they possess business acumen, think critically, and utilize their soft skills to learn and further their understanding of the industry thanks to this program.

Dan Garcia
Government Affairs and Tourism Manager
Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District
Your Future

Graduates generally find rewarding management career paths in the dynamic and exciting hospitality and tourism industry in the following areas:

  • Cruise Line Operators
  • Domestic and International Hotel Chains or Resorts
  • Theme Parks
  • Tourism Associations
  • Tourism Boards
  • Travel Trade/Travel Intermediaries 
  • Restaurant Chains
Career paths:
  • Convention Sales and Marketing
  • Destination Marketing and Management
  • Event Development and Management
  • Hotel & Resort Operations Management
  • Club/Vacation Ownership Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Senior Lodging Management

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

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