Business Administration: Bachelor of Science Degree, Emphasis in Tourism and Hospitality Management
The tourism industry - which includes travel and tourism, restaurants and food and beverage services, lodging and recreation, amusement and attractions - is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. This degree program, which is offered at the Rapid City campus, combines business and specialty course work with internship opportunities to prepare graduates for management positions in private sector and public sector organizations.
Course schedules are flexible for those who wish to attend classes on a full-time or part-time basis. The program may also be combined with job opportunities in the region's tourism and hospitality industry in order to gain practical experience during program enrollment.
Graduates will be prepared to seek management positions in tourism and hospitality organizations that provide services and products to those who are away from home. The program also provides an excellent foundation for graduates that wish to pursue business-related graduate degrees.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:
- Apply concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business.
- Analyze typical challenges that business decision makers are likely to face and recommend solutions, using critical thinking skills and ethical decision making models.
- Demonstrate effective collaboration and teamwork skills.
- Apply tourism and hospitality management concepts and theories to the workplace.