B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Are you interested in the business of making memories?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Careers and Salary Annual Employment Report
Delivery On Campus or Online

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 (HRTM) delivers real-world experiences to build the knowledge and skills you need to launch a successful hospitality career.

B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program launches careers in hospitality management to operate hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, resorts, and tourist destinations. / UW-Stout

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
  • Hospitality Law, Liability and Risk Assessment
  • Product Development

Choosing the right program is critical to your success in this competitive industry. UW-Stout houses one of the oldest (1968-2018) 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.

Hospitality grad’s career off to grand start in Washington, D.C.

Several months into the start of his career, Ben Bumgarner still finds himself wondering at times “how it all happened.”
Continue Reading

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.

Hospitality Leadership school up to No. 8 in world ranking

The School of Hospitality Leadership at University of Wisconsin-Stout has again been named one of the very best in the world.
Continue Reading

Earn 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.

Online Program Highlights

  • Courses delivered 100% online by full-time faculty
  • Consistent Fall, Spring, and Summer program course offerings
  • Support from Adult Student Services Coordinators and ONline Faculty Advisor

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.

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

Online 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.


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." 

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 2011-18 graduate was between $37,000 - $52,000 based on training position and job secured. 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:

Recruiting Sites:

Other Sites:

HRTM Advisory Board

2018 HRTM Advisory Board

  • Jay Jones, On Campus Program Director
  • Brian Bergquist, Professor, HRTM, UW-Stout
  • Eric Brey, Professor, HRTM, UW-Stout
  • Steve Green, Radisson INC Revenue Management, Radisson Hotels
  • Pete Foster, Restaurant Entrepreneur, Hudson Wisconsin
  • Rebecca Garvey, HRTM Student, Student
  • Maya Grant, HRTM Student, Student
  • Jay Jones, Senior Lecturer/Former Hilton Quality Engineer, UW-Stout
  • Lee Kerfoot, Hotel Real Estates & Entrepreneur, Timm & Associates
  • Josie Kilgore, Operatiosn manager, Cobblestone Inns MSP
  • Brandon King, HRTM Student, Student
  • Dan Krahn, Corporate Director of Operations, Kaeding Management Group MSP
  • Taylor Maus, HRTM Student, Student
  • Garth Peterson, Sales Manager, IDeas/SAS Software MSP
  • Betsy Pudliner, Assistant Professor HRTM, UW-Stout
  • Doug Rohde, President, LHR Hotel Management
  • Randy Ruder, Club Manager and President of CMAA
  • Amy Shahin, Operations Manager, Omni Hotel and Suites
  • Scott Stuckey, Hotel General Manager, Omni Hotels Louisville KY
  • Jamie Tatge, CEO, Leisure Hotels and Resorts
  • Brian Worgernese President, Cobblestone Hotel and Suites
Student Organizatons

Professional Development

The six student professional organizations related to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program are:

  • American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • Club Managers of America Association (CMAA)
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
  • Institue of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Stout Event Society (SES)
  • Restaurant & Foodservice Management Association (RFMA)

We Are Stout Proud

Make the most of your college experience by utilizing the services designed to help you learn, grow, and succeed!

Request Information