Hospitality and Tourism Degree

Bachelor’s Degree
Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree Program

The hospitality and tourism industry supports the livelihoods of millions while providing countless others unforgettable life-enhancing experiences. It takes the right kind of manager to ensure a high degree of customer satisfaction in the hospitality and tourism industry. UOTP’s online and hybrid tourism management programs give the training and experience needed to provide management skills that consistently result in positive outcomes.

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Hospitality Educational PartnershipHospitality Partnership-Building

University of the Potomac works hard to build partnerships with companies in the hospitality and tourism industry. These partnerships help students fulfill their internship requirements and can lead to fulfilling employment opportunities.

For students who choose UOTP’s hybrid program, our Washington, D.C., campus is located in the midst of one of the most-visited cities in the world. This creates opportunities for our students to learn from people directly engaged in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Program at a Glance
Total Program Credits:
120 Credits
Time to Completion:
4 Years
General Education: 30 Credits
Hospitality Management: 30 Credits
Business Courses: 42 Credits
Concentration Electives: 18 Credits
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International Tuition & Fees
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What is a hospitality and tourism degree?

Is Hospitality and Tourism Management
the right degree for me?

Do you…
Enjoy working directly with people?
Have excellent communication skills?
Feel comfortable with technology and like learning new tech?

Do you have a knack for…
Making people feel comfortable in social situations?
Getting people to work together?
Organization and delegating tasks?

Would people describe you as…
Committed, always like to make sure things get done.
Enthusiastic, a fun person to be around.
Thorough, often checking things an extra time for correctness.

Hospitality and Tourism Careers

  • Food Service Director
  • Guest Service Agent
  • Travel Agent
  • Front Desk Supervisor
  • Reservation Agent
  • Front Office Agent
  • Airport Sales Agent
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Office Manager Maintenance
  • Supervisor Sales Manager
  • Housekeeping Director
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Lodging Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerk
  • Property Manager
  • Community Association Manager
  • First-Line Supervisor of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
  • First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Workers


With the Hospitality and Tourism degree, students gain the skills to further their careers and to make a meaningful impact on the world while doing something they love.

At UOTP, students will acquire the skills needed to lead a financially sound business, develop strong management skills and develop sound business strategies. In addition, students learn about tourism’s impact on resources and communities, and develop strategies that will ensure a more sustainable future for the industry.

Fieldwork experience permits our students to draw the links between theory and practice, improving their education and skills. For that reason, students complete two internships in the hospitality and tourism field toward the end of their degree program. This integration of theory and practice forms the foundation of UOTP curriculum design and instructional delivery.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply technical and management skills in the hospitality and tourism industry
  • Identify and communicate a long-range vision and strategy for a service organization
  • Plan and monitor the revenue activity of a hotel or facility
  • Participate in financial activities such as setting room rates, establishing budgets and allocating funds to departments
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services

A Strong and Sustainable Worldwide Industry

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the travel and tourism’s direct contribution to world gross domestic product (GDP) and employment in 2014 was US$2.4 trillion (2014 prices) and 105 million jobs respectively.

Taking its wider impacts into account, Travel & Tourism’s total contribution to the global economy in 2014 was US$7.6 trillion (2014 prices), which equates to 9.8% of total economy GDP in 2014.

2.1 million new jobs were generated directly in the sector in 2014, and in total 6.1 million new jobs were created as a result of total direct, indirect and induced activity.


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