Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) is an online degree-completion program that prepares students for management positions in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. With an academic background tailored to meet industry needs, HRTM students leave campus ready to succeed in the world's greatest industry. While most students will have already completed their NM general education requirements and lower-division HRTM classes, all courses needed to fulfill HRTM degree requirements are available online. Students take courses to gain knowledge, skills, and competencies in a broad range of hospitality topics including Law, Marketing, Accounting and Cost Controls, Leadership, Hotel Operations, Food and Beverage, and Facilities Management. Senior-level elective classes are designed for students to be able to focus in a specific area of interest. Students are required to have 400 hours of hospitality work experience and perform a 400 hour internship for academic credit as part of the degree. NMSUO students can take full advantage of HRTM programs such as Marriott Hospitality Futures Center workshops, student clubs, travel opportunities, and assistance with career placement.

Degree-Completion Program – this online program is designed for students that have completed specific departmental pre-requisites. Please contact NMSU Online for further information.

College: Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 120 total credits required for degree, average of 60 credits needed for completion vary based on the student's transfer credits.
Program Length: 2 - 3 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $380.20
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Lodging Managers$42,260 - $98,990
Sales Managers$54,290 - $164,980
General and Operations Managers$45,130 - $195,450
Food Service Managers$34,880 - $69,280

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

The College of Education’s programs have specialized accreditations from eight different accrediting agencies.

Contacts Information
Name: Dr. Betsy Stringam
Title: Professor
Phone:  575 646-7424
Email: betsys@nmsu.edu