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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) prepares students for management positions in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. With an academic and experiential background tailored to meet industry needs, HRTM students are ready to succeed in the world's greatest industry.

Explore the Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Students in the HRTM degree program take courses in a broad range of hospitality topics including Law, Marketing, Accounting, Cost Control, Leadership, Hotel Operations, Food and Beverage Operations, and Facilities Management. Senior-level elective classes are designed for students to be able to focus on specific areas of interest such as Management for Resorts, Events or Food and Beverage Operations, Hotel Sales and Revenue Management or advanced levels of core subjects such as Hotel Operations or Restaurant Management. Students are required to have 400 hours of hospitality work experience and perform a 400 hour paid internship for academic credit as part of the degree. NMSU Online students can take full advantage of HRTM programs such as the Marriott Hospitality Futures Center, student clubs, travel opportunities, and networking and job placement resources. 

The School of HRTM has a diverse faculty, with extensive experience in many areas of the hospitality industry. The same faculty teaching on campus are providing the instruction for the NMSU Online students. Our HRTM classes are small to provide one on one guidance, and we take pride in getting to know our students. We are hospitality people and our faculty truly cares about students and their success.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management bachelor’s degree.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU Online students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

College: College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

Department: School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Delivery formats: 100% online

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Graduate online: $395.40*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights

The professional focus of the degree will prepare students for success in the hospitality and tourism industry. Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Identify concepts and principles applied in global and sustainable hospitality organizations.
  • Create favorable guest experiences by applying professional service management techniques.
  • Apply operational, marketing, and leadership theories to global hospitality organizations.
  • Perform financial and accounting decision making as applied to the hospitality industry.
  • Apply relevant technologies to enhance organizational performance in a competitive environment.
  • Coordinate teams to provide effective management and maintain successful employee and guest relations.
  • Describe and demonstrate the fundamental principles of ethical leadership.
  • Demonstrate effective written, visual and interpersonal communication skills.

What can you do with a Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism degree from NMSU Online?

Careers Positions

NMSU graduates of the HRTM program will be prepared for the workforce and a range of professional positions, including:

  • Food Beverage Operations Distribution
  • Hotel Resort Management
  • Meetings, Conventions Special Events
  • Accounting Finance
  • Sales, Marketing, Social Media
  • Restaurant Management
  • Culinary Science
  • Facilities Management
  • Travel, Tourism Destinations

Program Curriculum

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  • Degree granted from New Mexico State University
  • Most classes are asynchronous courses to accommodate student schedules & needs
  • 120 credits [4 years, full-time. Students may enroll part time]
  • In addition to fulfilling NMSU general education requirements, students take four to five classes offered by the College of Business, a broad range of hospitality and tourism specific required courses, and upper-division electives tailored to their interests.
  • Many students also earn minors in business areas such as marketing, business administration, and management.

Related Programs

If you are considering a minor or double major see these options through the NMSU College of Business available on NMSU Online:


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