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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT
at Meredith College

The hospitality and tourism management major is a collaboration between Meredith’s School of Business and the Food and Nutrition program. All students take business, nutrition, and hospitality & tourism courses, as well as complete a required internship. As a hospitality and tourism management major, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and experience that employers are seeking in this exciting, rapidly growing field.

I am very grateful to be involved with @wakemow Meals on Wheels of Wake County, both as a long-serving volunteer and now a Board Member. I forgot to post this, but in January I had a Spectrum News supporter ride along with me and my dog Beau as we made our weekly Wednesday deliveries to my 12 fabulous clients on the Green route. Check out the video below. Beau is clearly the star but I am glad to enjoy the halo effect! https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2024/01/23/meals-on-wheels-marks-50-years-serving-wake-county
Thank you Shelly Wiltz and the whole management team at Live! We had so much fun! #mchostourism #live!entertainement
Meredith's Hospitality and Tourism and Marketing students were thrilled to chat with Ridgewells Catering representatives KayceeTowski and Nick Rogers about a great opportunity to work the U.S. Open Golf Championships June 10-16th right in our backyard at Pinehurst Resort and to discuss other employment and internship opportunities offered by Ridgewells. Thanks to our Office of Career Planning for facilitating the visit! #usopengolf #pinehurstresort #ridgewellsdc #meredithcollege #meredithcollegeschoolofbusiness #ocp_meredith
We are so excited to have Cody Greco from Prescient coming into our MBA Leadership class to demystify Data Analytics with us. Any 4+1 Hospitality and Tourism students are welcome to drop in!
Kane Realty Corp / Midtown Events at North Hills in Raleigh @visitnorthhills hosts several annual events, including Beach Music Concert Series, Wellness Wednesdays, the North Hills Tree Lighting and many more. They are looking for Special Events Interns. Check it out at the link below. 
https://kanerealtycorp.applicantpool.com/jobs/915567 #meredithcollege #meredithcollegeschoolofbusiness
Meredith's Business and Society class were thrilled to stop by the fabulous new Bright Spot Donuts, located appropriately on Sunrise St. in Raleigh's Five Points neighborhood. We grabbed some yummy artisan donuts and delicious Black & White coffee and chatted with the staff about their journey to create community in Raleigh one sweet treat at a time! #brightspotdonuts #meredithcollege #meredithcollegeschoolofbusiness
The IDEAL program offers paid internships in arts administration to undergraduate students from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership. Each summer, 5 interns are placed in a paid eight-week internship at an arts organization in Wake County, North Carolina, and paired with a mentor from the community. During that time, interns will gain experience working on real-world projects, participate in professional development, attend cultural activities, as well as build a cohort that will serve as a strong foundation for their growing careers. Want to learn more?
IDEAL webpage: https://unitedarts.org/programs/ideal-summer-internship/
IDEAL Info Video (with captions, transcript available upon request): https://youtu.be/y8O2VBk6p6w 
IDEAL Internship Application: https://unitedarts.submittable.com/submit/280287/2024-ideal-intern-application
*Application Deadline: February 1st, 2024
Any questions or accessibility requests may be directed to Kelly Schrader at kschrader@unitedarts.org
Meredith's Hospitality and Tourism students were thrilled to tour the multiple award-winning boutique hotel Heights House and sit down with their In-House Events Coordinator Meredith alum Anna Forno to talk about her current slate of events and how she leverages them to attract potential guests and locals alike. In fact prior to the visit many of us attended her recent Vintage Market on the Lawn event that was fabulous! Thanks for the hospitality Anna! #heightshousehotel #meredithcollege #meredithcollegeschoolofbusiness

About Our Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree

Event Planning students at NC Convention Center

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management is an interdisciplinary major that prepares students for management positions within the hospitality and tourism industries. Students complete a core curriculum of specialized hospitality and tourism management and business courses along with principles of food management.

Upon graduation, you’ll have the necessary skills to pursue a career in fields such as hotel management, travel and tourism management, event planning, and more.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs

Students can choose to major or minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Upon completion of the degree, students will possess critical thinking skills to solve hospitality and tourism management issues, analyze trends, and evaluate organizational data to develop effective and sustainable strategies. 

The Bachelor of Science degree requires students to complete 53-56 credit hours, including 38-41 credit hours of core courses and 6-15 credit hours of elective courses. To fulfill all the major’s requirements, students must complete an internship, student portfolio, and exit interview.

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism requirements »

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Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

Students minoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management are required to complete 23 credit hours, including 17 hours of core courses and 6 hours of electives courses.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Minor requirements »

Undergraduate course catalogue »


Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

A student works out occupancy and venue numbers during an events planning class.

Why Study Hospitality and Tourism Management at Meredith?

Raleigh skyline
  • Meredith’s location in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital, provides plenty of opportunities for internships and employment.
  • As part of the curriculum, you will be required to complete an internship, gaining hands-on experience in the field. Students have interned at 
  • You can become an entrepreneur or manager in hotels, restaurants, event planning organizations, airlines, theme parks and attractions, resort clubs, cruise lines, casinos, professional athletics, and destination marketing organizations.
  • With expansive options of elective courses, you can choose a focus within the major that aligns with your career goals after graduation.
  • Student organizations for hospitality and tourism majors include the Hospitality & Tourism Management Club and two planning committees, the Meredith Activities Board and the Meredith Recreation Association.

What Can I Do with a Hospitality and Tourism Degree?

The hospitality field is a half-trillion-dollar industry that continues to grow. Recent labor statistics show increasing hospitality management career opportunities that require a bachelor’s degree. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for graduates in the field is $40,000.

Hospitality and tourism management majors have participated in a variety of undergraduate internship opportunities. Companies where interns have recently been placed include

Event Venues

  • The Bradford
  • The Merrimon-Wynne House
  • The Royal Banquet & Conference Center

Hotels

  • Cliff House Maine
  • Guest House Hotel
  • Heights House Hotel
  • Moxy Hotels
  • The Umstead Hotel & Resort

Food & Beverage/Catering

  • Cheeni Indian Food Emporium
  • Rocky Top Catering

Entertainment and Attractions

  • Disney College Program
  • Dollywood
  • The Carolina Hurricanes

The hospitality field is a half-trillion-dollar industry that continues to grow. Recent labor statistics show increasing hospitality management career opportunities that require a bachelor’s degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for graduates in the field is $40,000.

Meredith hospitality and tourism management graduates are employed at numerous companies, including

  • Duke University 
  • Heights House Hotel 
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Rocky Top Catering 
  • Stunning & Brilliant Events 
  • The Gatorbug 
  • The Merrimon-Wynne House
  • The Umstead Hotel & Resort  
  • Walt Disney World

Graduates of Meredith’s hospitality and tourism management program have gone on to pursue graduate and professional programs. Programs our graduates have attended include

  • Meredith College, MBA 
  • Wake Technical Community College, Culinary Arts Program
Students from hospitality management pay attention during a tour of the State View Hotel.

Strong Stories

Jillian Jackson, ’25, chose Meredith because of the empowerment she felt visiting campus as a high schooler. As a student, the resources, students, and faculty at Meredith have provided her with a strong college experience that is preparing her for the future.

Madison Hamilton, ’21, dreams of someday owning a restaurant or bakery. With a double major in hospitality management and nutrition, a minor in entrepreneurship, and an MBA, she’ll be well prepared to take on that challenge.

Videos About Meredith’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Major

Our hospitality and tourism management major prepares students to pursue careers in fields such as hotel management, travel and tourism management, event planning, and more. With a range of elective options, an ideal location in Raleigh, N.C., top-level accreditations, and a track record of success for women, this video explains why Meredith’s program should be at the top of your list.

Hospitality and Tourism Management News

Contact Information
Michael Altman
Program Director and Instructor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
(919) 760-8476
maaltman@meredith.edu
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