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Bachelor's in Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS

Launch your career in hospitality and tourism management

With its wealth of world-class hotels, its rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation, Chicago is one of the best places in the world to study hospitality and tourism.

This four-year undergraduate degree program will prepare you to lead and innovate in hospitality, event and meeting planning and tourism.


Why Roosevelt for your Bachelor's

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Hands-on Learning

Our partnerships with industry leaders like Four Seasons provide students the chance to work directly with partner staff as a part of their regular coursework, through class visits to partner properties, guest speakers, internship opportunities, and real-world projects. Our faculty even collaborate with our partners to shape our class materials, assignments, and student objectives.

Through intensive study, you’ll engage in creative problem solving and apply research methods to real issues and trends in the industry. You’ll study specialties such as hotel management, restaurant management and meetings and tourism.

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Choose Your Concentration

As a hospitality student, you can choose from four concentrations:

  • Lodging management
  • Food and beverage management
  • Meeting, events and exhibition management
  • Tourism administration

You can also pair minor in hospitality and tourism management with a business major in another field.

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Career Opportunities

The hospitality industry is a major employer in the Chicago area and throughout the world. Our graduates go on to careers at leading hotels, restaurants, meeting facilities, associations, tourism offices and more.


“I was fortunate to have great relationships with many of the hospitality faculty. Not too many hospitality programs are surrounded by the people and resources that Roosevelt University has to their advantage.”

Hear more from Zoltan.

Zoltan Payerli, BS ’10
Zoltan Payerli, BS ’10 General Manager at The Emily Hotel Chicago