May 24, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Business (B.A.): Hospitality & Tourism Management concentration

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Tourism and hospitality is one of the worlds’ fastest growing industries. This program includes a core of business courses, with additional courses in hospitality and tourism management. Students complete more than 480 hours of documented experiential learning over four years, including a mandatory internship. Graduates earn a B.A. in Business with a concentration in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Tourism and hospitality is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, employing millions around the globe and providing exciting career opportunities near and far. Business students in this concentration will complete a rigorous internship to complement their learning. Past internships included our local area ski resorts, the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Dunes in South Carolina and the Sheraton Hotel in Oahu, Hawaii.

Students complete both business and HTM courses and select from a broad range of electives to round out their education. Faculty connections and formal partnerships enable JSC to connect students with top resorts, hotels, restaurants and event-management firms for part-time employment during their college years and rewarding careers following graduation.

Business Programs at JSC

The B.A. in Business is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and wisdom necessary to run their own business, be successful in an organization of their choosing and be prepared for graduate study. The program encompasses product and service planning, organizational structure, leadership, human resource management, marketing and financial management. Students engage in both classroom and high-impact learning experiences, including internships with businesses and organizations. By agreement with Clarkson University, graduates who successfully complete specific courses through this program may earn an M.B.A. with one year of graduate study at Clarkson. Refer to the Business & Economics Department page  for details.

Learning Outcomes

The B.A. in Business is designed to produce graduates who can:

  1. Successfully apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.
  2. Demonstrate industry-appropriate communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups in a team environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adapt themselves to a changing business environment while encouraging others to do so as well.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to amass, evaluate and interpret complex information to make effective business decisions.
  5. Demonstrate the appropriate business norms and ethics, as well as mastery of the fundamental skills and knowledge required to successfully steward a business operation.

Business Curriculum

Required Core Courses (38 credits)

HTM Concentration

Total: 59 credits


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards .

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