Hospitality and Tourism Management
Business and Economics Degree-A.A.
WVU offers the Hospitality and Tourism Management major within the College of Business and Economics. It is designed to meet the needs of one of West Virginia's major economic drivers. Students gain real-world experience in restaurant and hotel management by spending time in learning labs, including Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in the WVU Mountainlair and the Regatta Bar and Grille in Waterfront Place Hotel. Students interested in pursuing this option should complete the Potomac State Business Administration major.
Career Opportunities: Tourism is a major economic driver in West Virginia. There are more jobs than qualified applicants in some states, including West Virginia. In 2014, hospitality industry employment nationally is expected to increase by 17%. The accommodations and food services sector makes up approximately 8% of all employment nationally.
Requirements for Graduation
In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of required and elective course work.