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Are you interested in mastering the fundamental hospitality skills of: financial management, operations management, organizational development management to operate hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, clubs, resorts, and tourist destinations in the U.S. or around the world? UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management delivers real-world experiences to build the knowledge and skills you need to launch a successful hospitality career.

Hospitality Leadership school ranked No. 10 in the world

Three of the top 10 schools were from Switzerland and the other seven from the U.S., giving UW-Stout the No. 7 U.S. ranking.
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Our industry-experienced faculty will provide you with the specialized hands-on instruction in the hospitality business. You will be ready to succeed in a variety of hospitality management settings, including: 

  • Hotel and Resort Operations
  • Vacation and Tourism Promotions
  • Culinary and Restaurant Careers
  • Event and Conference Planning
  • International Hospitality Guest Services

Choosing the right program is critical to your success in this competitive industry. UW-Stout houses one of the largest hotel, restaurant and tourism management programs in the world. Graduates furnish the managerial talent needed by resorts, hotels, restaurants, private clubs, government tourism agencies and convention bureaus.

Your academic and career success, self-growth and leadership development are the goals of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program. Faculty and staff are highly skilled, caring individuals. They are committed to providing you with a quality education, through personal attention and by helping you develop the personal and professional skills that will give you a competitive edge.

The goal of UW-Stout's Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program is to promote your academic and career success, self growth and leadership development. / UW-Stout

Get Your Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Degree Online

Our online degree completion program offers convenient course delivery. Industry-experienced faculty will provide you with specialized instruction that leads to rewarding careers in hospitality management and hospitality-related businesses. You will be ready to succeed in a variety of hospitality management settings, including: 

  • Hotel and Resort Operations
  • Vacation and Tourism Promotions
  • Culinary and Restaurant Careers
  • Event and Conference Planning
  • International Hospitality Guest Services
  • Hospitality Law, Liability and Development

You will learn the critical thinking, communication and professional skills necessary to lead a hospitality management team, evaluate operations and propose solutions. UW-Stout's School of Hospitality Leadership has more than 100 agreements with national and international hospitality businesses to provide you with internships and co-op experiences – a network of hospitality professionals and alumni looking to hire our graduates.

Online Costs, Application and Transfer Information

UW-Stout's online Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management prepares you for a rewarding career in hospitality management and hospitality-related businesses

Costs

  •  $334 per undergraduate credit — customized instruction rate.

Financial Aid

Students who are attending another institution, but are planning to receive their degree from UW-Stout, may be eligible to receive aid from UW‐Stout. In these cases, UW‐Stout is considered the Home Institution and the other campus is considered the Visiting Institution.

Application

To apply for the online Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, you need to apply to UW-Stout.

Transfer Students

Note: When filling out the application form, be sure to make a note in the student comment section that you intend to apply to the "online program." 

Admissions Requirements

Traditional

Students may enroll their freshman year as Pre-HRTM. Students may be admitted to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program upon the completion of the first year (minimum of 24 credits) with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater and a minimum of four months of documented active involvement in a recognized Stout Student Association (SSA) organization. Recommended student organizations include:

  • Club Managers of America (CMA)
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
  • Property Management Association (PMA)
  • Restaurant and Tavern Management Association (RTMA)
  • Stout Special Events Society (SSES)
  • Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association (WH&LA)

If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75, students may continue to be enrolled as pre-HRTM and may reapply once their cumulative GPA is 2.75 or greater.

Non-Traditional

Students transferring into the HRTM program need a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and documented organization involvement.  Organization involvement includes but is not limited to:

  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
  • Hospitality Minnesota
  • International Special Events Society
  • Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW)
  • Significant volunteer experience with a non‐profit organization
  • Wisconsin Lodging Association
  • Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA)

Transfer students that meet the GPA requirement but not organizational involvement criteria, may be admitted to the Pre-HRTM program and then meet the organizational involvement criteria during their first semester at UW-Stout. At that time, they may reapply for admission into the program.

Transfer students that have a 2.5 to 2.75 GPA may be considered for admission as Pre-HRTM.  Admission into the HRTM program may be accomplished in two ways:

  • Receipt of a final college transcript from last post-secondary institution attended which now meets the minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA requirement;
  • At the end of a student's first semester at UW-Stout and upon completion of a minimum of 24 credits with a UW-Stout minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of four months of documented active involvement in a recognized Stout Student Association (SSA) organization.
Career Opportunities

Entry Positions

The number and variety of companies recruiting graduates continues to increase. Most corporations or companies place graduates in management positions. The amount of training that a new manager will receive is dependent on the complexity of the organization and on the skills of the individual. Other graduates may elect to pursue sales careers or become entrepreneurs. Your success is based on your ability.

The average starting salary of the 2015–16 graduate was $37,000. As you advance within a hospitality and tourism company, your salary will increase depending on the level of responsibility. Many of our graduates have become general and executive directors of large corporations and are managing millions of dollars.

Companies where graduates hold leadership positions:

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Student Organizatons

Enjoying Student Life

The campus learning environment includes a wide variety of activities. Intramural sports, social clubs, sororities and fraternities, honor societies and professional organizations are all available. The six student professional organizations related to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program are:

  • Club Managers of America Association (CMAA)
  • Property Management Association (PMA)
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI)
  • Restaurant and Tavern Management Association (RTMA)
  • Stout Special Events Society (SSES)
  • Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association (WH&LA)
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