Minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Designed to complement any major, Salve Regina University’s minor in hospitality and tourism management provides a firm understanding of how leisure is facilitated through hospitality services and tourism experiences, as well as its impact on both local and global ecosystems.

Prepare to Enter a Growing Industry

Hospitality is one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing industries. The ability to assist consumers, meet their needs or simply make them feel at home is an important component of nearly every business today – meaning even companies from outside the tourism industry are hiring hospitality associates to form beneficial relationships with clients.

Salve Regina’s minor in hospitality and tourism management provides the knowledge and competencies needed to successfully oversee a restaurant, hotel or independently owned business. We offer foundational courses in the broader hospitality and tourism industry – with a focus on both the customer service experience and industry impact – while also allowing students to choose relevant electives that support different professions and sectors.

Students who complete the minor are prepared to enter nearly any segment of the industry, including hotel/resort management, tourism sales and operations, resorts and spas, event management or private club management.

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In the course MGT150: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, students explore the fundamental concepts, issues and theories that shape the industry. Through a broad range of topics – from organizational development to impacts on cultures and economies – students are introduced to key segments of the sector, including lodging, food and beverage, event planning, attraction management, private club management, destination management and more.

Our Faculty

Our faculty teach from experience, sharing a wealth of insights gained from successful careers in hospitality and tourism management. With energy and enthusiasm, they bring diverse experiences and talents to the program, helping students develop a thorough understanding of the industry.

Life After Salve Regina

Hospitality and tourism is the world’s largest service industry and the second largest industry in the state of Rhode Island, providing more than 50,000 jobs and earning the state more than $5.75 billion annually.

Hospitality and tourism segments incorporate numerous fields of study, including communications, cultural and historic preservation, economics, environmental studies, global studies, history, marketing, political science and more. Salve Regina’s minor in hospitality and tourism management is easily aligned with many disciplines to create personally rewarding and lucrative careers.

Possible career paths include:

  • Communications and public relations
  • Event planning
  • Finance and accounting
  • Guest relations
  • Hospitality
  • Human resources
  • Operations management
  • Property and facility management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Teaching and research

Minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management


6 courses | 18 credits

Required courses:

  • MGT150: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • MGT242: Food and Beverage Management
  • MGT245: Hotel and Resort Management
  • MGT368: Revenue Management
  • MGT445: Service Quality and Customer Experience

Students choose one additional course from a list of electives in disciplines such as cultural and historic preservation, economics, English, environmental studies, global studies, history and management.