Special memories are made on vacations at high-end hotels, by visiting popular destinations, or during a romantic dinner. A degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Indiana University Kokomo can put you on the path to curating special memories for guests at a London hotel, creating dishes as a chef in Manhattan, or talking up wine in Napa Valley!
Explore a creative and innovative worldwide industry
Unique classes, hands-on learning
As we trend towards a globally-minded experience economy, the need for well-educated workers in the hospitality and tourism industry is growing. At IUK, you can expect a dynamic classroom experience that brings together professionally and culturally diverse faculty and students.
Take a course on the “Disney” style of tourism management, or learn about the wines of the world. In your classes, you’ll experience quality learning coupled with individualized and personal attention from dedicated faculty. Our classrooms are relationship-based and focus on providing real-world experiences where students can apply their knowledge in the field.
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I feel like I could not have been more prepared. That’s because of my personal drive, but also because of the faculty and staff who helped me get involved, and showed me the importance of being part of something greater than just showing up for class and getting my degree.Emily Harsh, B.S. 2019, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Take part in the KEY Experience
At IUK, we believe in giving you the opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom, and into the real world. The KEY (Kokomo Experience and You) program offers Cougars the unique chance to gain first-hand, real-world experience and knowledge in the careers and fields they dream of entering.
As a Hospitality and Tourism Management student, you will be able to visit places like Disney World, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and , home of the Indianapolis Indians. Learn from working professionals how the classes you’re taking and the skills you’re learning translate to a wide field of professions!
An Education that Works Anywhere
Senior seeks career in fine dining with HTM degree
For Cameron Gibson, taking care of restaurant customers is about more than serving their food.
It’s about creating a memorable experience.
After he graduates from Indiana University Kokomo in May with a degree in hospitality and tourism management, his goal is to manage food and beverage operations at a fine dining establishment in a large city.Meet Cameron Gibson
Visitors Bureau gives trial run at future career
Looking for something to do this summer in Kokomo?
Ask Alissa Russell for a suggestion.
As an intern with the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau, the Indiana University Kokomo senior knows what’s going on in the community — and how it’s planned and organized.Adventure starts here
Cultural heritage and tourism class visits local landmarks
Tourism isn’t just about sandy beaches at tropical destinations, or world-famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower.
It can also be the small city factory hand-making glass in the traditional way, or the rural museum sharing the story of how farmers impact the world.Virtual field trip here
Please note that while the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management is housed alongside the School of Business, the department is not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International which accredits the School of Business programs. The B.S.H.T.M. program is excluded from such accreditation given the relatively low level of business content and the fact that as this newly created program grows, specialized accreditation that is more specifically associated within the hospitality and tourism field will be sought.