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Hospitality and Tourism Management


From ensuring the comfort and security of hotel guests to providing exceptional travel and dining experiences to planning memorable and stress-free events, hospitality and tourism management is a wide-open field that's filled with opportunity.

To truly excel in this field, you need a strong foundation of business knowledge, exceptional communication skills and the ability to think critically and improvise solutions. An understanding of marketing, technology and the fundamentals of the hospitality industry are musts as well. At Husson University's School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, you will get all the tools you will need to succeed in this field.

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Through the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management program, you’ll prepare to be a manager, leader or entrepreneur in the hospitality industry. In this program, two-thirds of your classes will be on management topics as viewed through the lens of hospitality. You’ll build a foundation in the core business areas as you learn to apply methods and tools to organizational decision-making.

Unlike some other hospitality schools, Husson doesn't limit learning to the classroom. You'll utilize the latest in cutting-edge technology to experience training in virtual reality environments, and you'll learn about how technology is impacting the hospitality industry. Plus, you’ll gain hands-on experience through an internship, putting you on the first rung of your career ladder before you graduate.

Even better, Husson offers multiple options for getting your career started quickly. You can take on our accelerated 3-year bachelor program to get your undergraduate degree faster or choose to earn your MBA in conjunction with your B.S. degree in just 5 years. An MBA may increase your starting salary and help you stand out for promotions during your career.


When you think of careers in hospitality and tourism, you probably think of careers in hotels, restaurants and cruises. However, the tourism and hospitality industry is much larger than that. It includes categories such as health and wellness, weddings, meetings, and events, sports, aviation, destination marketing organizations, and more. Plus, each one of these areas needs professionals in finance, marketing and sales, security and banking. It’s no wonder, then, that professionals in hospitality and tourism management are in high demand.



As you study management in hospitality and tourism, you will take an array of courses that train you on the expectations and best practices of professionals and in the industry. Two-thirds of your courses will be in management, with a strong hospitality and tourism focus. Courses in communication, general business, sales and marketing are integrated into your curriculum to ensure you build a foundation not just for your first position, but for the life of your career.




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Three Things You Need to Know

  1. You’ll learn from expert faculty who’ll share their network contacts so you can make important connections for internships and permanent positions.
  2. Graduates of Husson’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program have historically experienced high employment rates in the field upon graduation.
  3. In the state of Maine, 1 out of every 5 jobs is in the tourism industry. In 2021, direct spending on tourism-related trips by overnight visitors to Maine totaled nearly $7.6 billion.*


** 2021 Maine Office of Tourism


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Lee Speronis,  JD, BS, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA Lee Speronis, JD, BS, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA
Associate Professor & Director, School of Hospitality, Sports & Tourism & Assistant Dean of COB
269 Harold Alfond Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401