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Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
With a focus on business education, the Western Carolina University Hospitality and Tourism Management Program prepares students to excel and advance within the industry. Thanks to small class sizes, students receive personalized attention and instruction from accomplished faculty who share a wealth of industry experience. 
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Key facts:

  • One of the most dynamic career fields, the hospitality and tourism industry has the largest employment base of any industry in the private sector.
  • On successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. The curriculum includes hospitality and tourism courses and courses from the disciplines of accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, law, marketing, management, mathematics and quantitative analysis. Hospitality and tourism courses include The Hospitality and Tourism Services Industry, Hospitality Facilities Management, Bar and Beverage Operations, and International Studies in Hospitality and Tourism. All students complete a required internship experience.
  • The employment outlook is excellent for program graduates. Because ownership of hospitality and tourism businesses has become increasingly dominated by large corporations, the demand for managers with a formal education in the industry has increased. Furthermore, experts predict that career advancement and increased responsibility will occur faster in the hospitality and tourism industry than in other areas of employment. With their business education advantage, Western Carolina University graduates can pursue management careers in a variety of hospitality and tourism settings, including hotels and restaurants, resorts, convention centers, casinos, cruise ships and fast-food operations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Hospitality and Tourism Management curriculum include:

  • Financial Accounting - A User Perspective
  • Managing Enterprise Information Systems
  • Microeconomics and Social Issues
  • Financial Management
  • The Hospitality and Tourism Services Industry
  • Restaurant Management
  • Lodging and Resort Management
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Tourism Planning and Development 
  • Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 
  • Internship
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Management
  • Marketing Planning and Strategy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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