School of Hospitality Leadership

Golf Enterprise Management classroom
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

World Class Education

UW-Stout's School of Hospitality Leadership gives students an expansive educational experience that prepares them for leadership and management opportunities in the fast-paced and cutting edge world of the hospitality industry. UW-Stout offers: 

  • Recognized hospitality programs of excellence 
  • Individualized attention and mentoring 
  • The opportunity to work closely with innovative, industry-recognized faculty 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership offers students a world class education focused on professionalism, leadership and service. The opportunities are endless.

Our programs offer active learning in a variety of settings: Active learning through real-world situations in classrooms and laboratories On-site at leading companies located throughout the United States

Programs and Courses

Mission of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM)

The mission of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program is to prepare candidates for leadership positions in hospitality and tourism industries through comprehensive curriculum that blends theory with practice to produce innovative solutions to real world problems.

HRTM Program Mission Alignment [PDF] is a tabular representation of how the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Mission statement supports and aligns with the mission statements for the College of Management and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Golf Enterprise Management classroom Golf Enterprise Management lab

Contact Information 

Dr. Kristal Gerdes 
Chair, School of Hospitality Leadership 
College of Management 
Heritage Hall Room 429 
715) 232-2529

Faculty and Staff
Learning Objectives
The Cedar Cafe
Rendezvous Restaurant

Experiential Learning

Our students gain real world experience while going to school. Externships, or field experiences, are a required part of the curriculum. Students learn on-the-job while working at least 320 hours for leading hospitality companies throughout the United States. These externships are often life-changing for students and give them a competitive advantage upon graduation.

Student Organizations