Hospitality Management Minor Now Offered at PSU
In fall 2018, Pittsburg State University’s Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department started their bachelor’s degree program in Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Hospitality Management as well as their certificate program in Hospitality Management. Due to high interest in a minor offering, a Hospitality Management minor program started this 2020 fall semester.
What makes these emphasis, minor, and certificate programs unique and interesting to students is the focus is on travel and tourism as well as event planning and management. Students take courses on topics which include but are not limited to event design, event entertainment and technology, as well as resort, spa, and lodging operations. Emphasis and certificate seeking students take a practicum course which allows hands-on experience working with three agencies of their choosing that fall in the area of hospitality.
Students in the emphasis area will complete a 480-hour internship at an agency of their choosing as well. All hospitality management core classes are offered online making this program accessible to many students. Students completing the certificate, minor, and/or emphasis programs may find themselves working as a hotel administrator, event coordinator, or even a travel guide to name a few possible career options.
Those wanting more information about any of the mentioned hospitality management programs may visit the Pittsburg State University’s Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department webpage.