Welcome to Hospitality!

The Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management degree incorporates multicultural-focused academic study in hotel and lodging, food and beverage, tourism, and event management with professional experiences (e.g. our Pebble Beach Connection) designed to facilitate students' transition to their chosen career.

Whether your heart is set on a career focused on restaurant/hotel/event management, the great outdoors, tourism, or your own entrepreneurial venture, we can help you realize your dreams!

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management

Approved for implementation in the Fall of 2008, this is an innovative, interdisciplinary degree which includes core coursework in the department and supporting coursework from SJSU's business and nutrition programs. Elective coursework enables students to craft the breadth and depth of their studies to best match their career objectives.

There are a wide range of hospitality related careers for students graduating with a degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management including: Hotel/Resort General Manager, Financial Controller, Catering Coordinator, Meeting Planner, Sales Director, Marketing Manager, Conference/Tradeshow Manager, Banquet and Events Coordinator, Restaurant Manager, Contract Food Service Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Human Resources Manager, Tourism Specialist, Travel Consultant and Information Systems Specialist.The Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Tourism & Event Management is comprised of a core set of classes (42 units), electives (18 units), and foundational course work (9 units). A business minor may also be of interest to students in this degree program.

To get started, check in with our HSPM staff for direction on who to contact to set up an appointment. Whether you are transferring from a different SJSU major, another University, or you're just beginning your studies here at SJSU we will guide and assist you in achieving your goals.

Minor in Hospitality, Tourism, & Event Management




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Consider donating to the Department of Hospitality Management by clicking on the "Give Now" button below. This will take you to the university's donation page. Please designate under "purpose" that you would like your donation to go to our department.

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If you would like to explore specific giving opportunities in the form of student scholarships/awards, please feel free to contact the chair of the department you would like to support:

Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen
(408) 924-3292


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