Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Mission: To build and support future leaders in hospitality and tourism by advancing knowledge and skills through education, research, integrity, and excellence.

This major focuses on meeting the middle- and upper-level management needs of the food and lodging industry. It is a program that assists students in getting the breadth of knowledge, responsibility, and creativity to meet the changing environment of complex management problems in industry. A business minor is built into the degree requirements.

The major requires extensive field experience. The curriculum provides a strong base in management and practical application of these skills. The general education electives help students to sharpen their analytical, conceptual, and communications abilities. Graduates may start as management trainees in restaurants, food service, hotels, support industries, or in tourism operations with subsequent upward mobility into management positions.

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Minor in Restaurant and Foodservice Management

Required Courses

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (16 hours credit)

  • 101 Food Quality Principles
  • 210 Foodservice Operations Management
  • 311 Developing a Diverse Service Workforce
  • 326 Food and Lodging Cost Control
  • 341 Food Safety and Sanitation for the Food Service Industry; Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • 445 Advanced Food Production and Service Management

Total: 16 hours credit

Minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Required Courses

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (9 hours credit)

  • 210 Foodservice Operations Management
  • 211 Hotel Operation
  • 224 Tourism Management

Select two of the following:
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (6 hours credit)

  • 311 Developing a Diverse Service Workforce
  • 423 Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism
  • 435 Conventions and Meetings: Pursuit and Attainment
  • 450 Advanced Lodging Management

Total: 15 hours credit

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