The Hospitality and Tourism Management program provides you with the knowledge necessary for success in enterprises related to the meetings, travel, tourism, gaming, and hospitality industries. The program in HTM at Northeastern State University was one of the first to be approved by the Professional Convention Management Association. The program consists of three distinct but interrelated components: Meeting and convention management, tourist destination development, and gaming operations and procedures. The meeting and convention management program emphasizes managing and serving meetings, conventions, trade shows, and special events. If you specialize in tourist destination development, you study the development, management, and marketing of tourist attractions and destination. If you specialize in gaming, you learn about gaming operations and procedures. All HTM classes are offered online on a two-year cycle.

What Can I Do With A Degree In Hospitality And Tourism Management?

Lodging Management Including:

  • Operations Management
  • Property Management
  • Facility Management
  • Rooms Management
  • Banquet and Catering Management
  • Human Resources


  • Convention and Trade Show Planning
  • Convention Services Management
  • Meeting Planning
  • Entertainment/Event Planning
  • Athletic Event
  • Planning
  • Programs and Activities Planning
  • Children's Programming/Planning


  • General Sales
  • Meeting and Convention Sales
  • Incentive Travel Sales
  • Media Planning and Development
  • Public Relations
  • Publicity/Promotions
  • Market Research


  • Office Operations
  • Reservations
  • Sales
  • Travel Planning
  • Guest Relations


  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Amusement centers, theme parks, and attractions
  • Casinos
  • Conference centers and banquet facilities
  • Cruise companies
  • Ecotourism companies and outdoor outfitters
  • Entertainment industry: casinos, theaters, arenas, and stadiums
  • Federal, state, and local government: tourism offices, visitor bureaus, convention centers, and park systems
  • Foodservice providers: catering companies, schools, universities, hospitals, and military
  • Historical, cultural, and natural attractions
  • Hotels, motels, and resorts
  • Internet sites
  • Leisure organizations: sporting clubs, fitness/recreation facilities, and country clubs
  • Lodging: hotels/motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, timeshares, RV parks, and campgrounds
  • Motorcoach/tour carriers
  • Newspapers, magazines, and trade journals
  • Property management companies
  • Publishers: guide and travel books, travel newsletters
  • Reservation companies
  • Restaurants, dining clubs, taverns, and fast food operators
  • Self-employment/Freelance
  • Special event and festival organizations
  • Tour operators and guide services
  • Trade and professional associations
  • Transportation/travel industry: airlines, cruise companies, car rental agencies, travel agencies, airports, motor coach/tour carriers, and rapid transit (AMTRAK)
  • Video producers
Program taught in:
  • English
This course is Online
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