Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management, AS

Room: B-Building, B-327

Phone: (718) 482-5600


The Hospitality, Tourism, and Events industry includes air, bus, rail and ship travel; hospitality enterprises (hotels, motels, resorts); tour packaging and retail and wholesale travel agencies; and meeting and event planning. This major develops students’ skills in the areas of sales, market research and development, packaging and advertising, customer service, operations and lodging management.

Are You Interested In...

  • Providing exemplary customer service?
  • Making a customer’s day (or night)?
  • Working with a team?
  • Planning events and social gatherings?
  • Traveling?
  • Learning about global cultures?
  • Creating a unique vacation experience for travelers?

Skills You Will Learn

  • Management, service delivery, leadership, finance and marketing
  • Identifying, understanding and responding to the needs of clients
  • Industry-specific skills, including hotels, tourism, and dining
  • Analytics and problem-solving; verbal and written communication; leadership and delegation

What makes this major unique?

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management degree provides students with a solid foundation in business functions (finance, sales and marketing, human resources, and operations), while focusing on specific customer-centric service needs.

Career Possibilities

Please note that experience in the Hospitality industry is highly valued. Students should be working in the field while obtaining their degree. Also, many Hospitality recruiters follow the adage, “Hire for attitude/ train for skills”, placing importance on a customer-service focused mentality.

A Master’s in Hospitality Administration or a PhD are generally for academic career paths. Students desiring an advanced degree for industry success should pursue an MBA.

Transfer Possibilities

  • St. John’s University – BS in Hospitality Management
  • City Tech – B.Tech in Hospitality Management
  • BS in Hospitality or Tourism Management.
  • BA or BS in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Marketing
  • BA or BS in Human Resources Management

Degree Requirements

A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 credits

English: 6 credits

  • ENG101/ENA101 English Composition I – 3

Select one course from the following:

  • ENG102 Writing through Literature – 3
  • ENG259 Composition II: Technical Writing

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits

Life & Physical Sciences: 3 credits

B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 18 Credits

Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any flexible core category

  • World Cultures and Global Issues
  • US Experience in its Diversity
  • Creative Expression
  • Individual and Society
  • Scientific World


Students are advised to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline

Courses Credits
Business and Technology: 8 credits
BTF101 First Year Seminar for Business 2
BTA111 Principles of Accounting I 3
BTM104 Principles of Marketing 3
Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
Core: 15 credits
BTT101 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
BTT202 Global Tourism Destinations 3
BTT203 Hospitality Technology Systems 3
BTT212 Customer Service and Sales 3
BTT225 Hospitality Human Resources Management 3
Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
Co-Curricular Core: 1 credit
Select one of the following courses:
BTT233 Hospitality Internship Project 1
BTT234 Hospitality Internship 1
Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management
Electives: 6 credits

Select one of the following courses:
BTT205 Hospitality Law 3
BTT223 Meeting and Event Planning 3
BTT231 Hotel and Lodging Operations and Management 3
BTN211 Hospitality and Destination Marketing 3
HTR100 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure 3
SCD114 Culinary Arts I 3
SCD250 Menu Planning and Production 3
     TOTAL CREDITS:        60         


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