Get Your Degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management

Offered as a Business Administration concentration, minor, and as certificates, this program helps develop your management capabilities within the context of a booming industry. If you dream about exploring new places and see customer service as a key element of business success, then a career in hospitality and tourism is perfect for you. You'll be equipped for careers in hotel management, event management, recreational organizations, and many more.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management Program Highlights 

  • Internship placements throughout the capital city and the state of South Carolina.  
  • Study key business topics such as Finance, Marketing, Customer Relations, Public Relations, Leadership, and Communication. 
  • Professors with expertise in Human Resources, International Business, Economics, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing, and Corporate Social Responsibility.  
  • Master's degree opportunities, including the one-year MBA at Columbia College.

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management Curriculum

Major, Minor & Certificate Requirements

Popular Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management Classes

  • Lodging Operations and Management 
    Explore the dynamics of hotel and lodging management from a manager’s perspective. 
  • Convention and Event Management
    Get background and strategies for meetings, conventions, and exhibition planning.
  • Food and Beverage Management 
    Gain practical skills and knowledge for effective management of food service operations.

Your Career is on the Rise

The fields of lodging management and convention and event planning are seeing very high job growth, with employment expected to grow 18% from 2021 to 2031 in these areas (BLS).

Create Unforgettable Experiences

  • Hotel Manager
  • Corporate Travel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Wedding Planner
  • Casino Host

Get your MBA in One Year

Increase your earning potential and become even more marketable with a master's degree. Your solid foundation will make you a strong candidate for any graduate program. Check out our 1-year MBA program.

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

"I majored in Business Administration at Columbia College and was a junior when the Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management program started. I took as many of those courses as I could and am thrilled to have landed a job in the events industry!"

Ariel Prescott

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