Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
Profession ready graduates are empowered with passion, knowledge, skills, values, and engaging perspectives to develop as competitive leaders.
As a major employer in the world today, education in hospitality and tourism can open doors to exciting career paths in every segment of the industry.
75% of our students stay within their internship company/organization after graduation or receive full-time placement within the industry.
Internships, any time, any where from Florida to California, Colorado to New Jersey.
Stockton's faculty have strong and diverse backgrounds; domestic/international.
About the Industry
- The chance to join a rapidly growing industry. Amongst the fastest growing areas of employment in the world, over 100 million.
- There are increasingly few skilled staff in the industry. Regions have highlighted the lack of skilled staff to fill the vacancies.
- Opportunities to travel. No matter where you are in the world, the industry has a place. Whether you choose to work in hotels, events, attractions, food and beverage, or anywhere else in the sector, there are always jobs available.
- Transferable skills. Focusing on management, will encapsulate the learning of business skills. This knowledge can be used in careers far beyond those related to the degree, especially given the degree's focus on service. Service is increasingly important in global markets, so graduates from a highly service-oriented degree are all set to have an immediate advantage over the competition.
- Combining subjects.HTMS embraces a wide range of other subjects. Covering multiple subjects in one degree e will not only make it more interesting to study, but it will also help you to broaden your knowledge and develop new skills.
- The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the largest career sectors in the world
and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Not only do our graduates work for leading
hospitality and tourism employers, but also in emerging industry sectors.
- The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management prepares students
for a leadership career throughout the hospitality industry. Students learn all aspects
of the industry, including finance, operations, customer service theory, human resources,
marketing and communications, in order to build a solid foundation of skills that
will help them secure positions in the top hospitality and tourism companies in the
world. Our faculty offer students a robust perspective on the hospitality industry
as well as real-world experience.
- Students have the option to complete a generalized degree or select areas of interests
tailoring the depth and knowledge of industry sectors in Event Management, Resort
Management, Restaurant Management, or Tourism.
- All students are required to complete professional work experiences hours and an internship to gain experience in the field as well as apply concepts learned in the classroom. Upon graduation, our students are highly prepared for managerial roles in the hospitality industry and beyond.
- Internships, any time, any where from Florida to California, Colorado to New Jersey.
- Gain valuable experiences, explore career paths, develop network connections, prepares you for the transition.
- Nearly 75% of our students stay within their internship company/organization after graduation or receive full-time placement within the industry.
- Access to career fairs, networking events, and employer in residence.
- Multiple networks for vast opportunities; internship supported with online learning.
- Completion of 225 hours.
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies HTMS) Learning Goals
HTMS Students will be able to understand hospitality and tourism management.
1a) Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of important management concepts for various segments of hospitality and tourism including:
1a.1. Economic, legal, and social environments;
1a.2. Corporate social responsibility and sustainability;
1a.3. Financial management;
1a.4. Organizational systems and processes;
1a.5. Hospitality and tourism business strategies.
1b) Graduates will be able to reflective think on experiences in their coursework and profession and be able to translate knowledge of business and management into practice and in society
HTMS Students will be able to give examples of and evaluate ethical situations and issues in order to make good management decisions.
2a) Graduates will demonstrate ethical decision-making skills through analytical analysis of ethical issues and situations.
HTMS Students will develop respect for diversity in the international community as they attend classes in the program and work side by side with various cultures.
3a) Graduates will develop global and cross-cultural understanding that contributes to a globalized society.
3b) Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of workforce and customer diversity in organizations.
HTMS Students will communicate and present content effectively in a professional manner.
4a) Oral Communication: graduates will deliver information in an organized, persuasive and logical manner using supportive documentation and visual aids.
4b) Written Communication: graduates will create documents that are technical, analytical, relevant in content and well organized.
4c) Computer Literacy: graduates will demonstrate knowledge of information technology relative to HTMS professional practice that requires adaptation and innovation to solve problems.
HTMS Students will be able to research hospitality and tourism topics and make decisions about goals, objectives and company strategies.
5a) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to frame and analyze problems.
5b) Graduates will develope HTMS research methods.
HTMS Students will become proficient in the development of group dynamic and teamwork abilities.
6a) Graduates will be able to work effectively in teams.
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023Past Curriculum Worksheets
Jennifer Aarons, Teaching Specialist of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies
Donna Albano, Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies
Jane Bokunewicz, Associate Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies & Coordinator of the Loyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism
Noel Criscione-Naylor, Associate Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies
William Quain, Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies
Michael S. Scales, Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program (FLP) is an academic course combining traditional classroom learning with short-term studying abroad. A FLP contains two components: 1) a credit-bearing course offered in fall, spring, or summer semesters and 2) a faculty-led travel occurs before (i.e. winter break), during (i.e. spring break), or after the course (i.e. summer break) for approximately 1-3 weeks. Stockton's FLPs are directed by one or two Stockton faculty and/or staff who accompany students abroad. Students will travel with their faculty and classmates together and need to pay extra Program Fee for the travel component. Please contact email@example.com for any questions or need more information.
Hospitality & Tourism Study Tour - HTMS 3132: For students, study tours offer the opportunity to learn while traveling off campus under the direction of Stockton faculty. Study tours are more structured and shorter than study abroad experiences. Study tours are faculty-led travelling classes that provide students with new opportunities to understand and apply theories and ideas related to Hospitality & Tourism Studies in hands-on and experiential settings that include academically rigorous and culturally enriching international experiences.
Look back at previous study tours!
HTMS Disney College Program
Stockton students considering the Disney College Program experience are encouraged to read through all the details provided by Disney on their website: Disney College Program
HTMS Students typically take a full semester off from Stockton to Live, Learn, and Earn at Disney.
There are opportunities to earn credits in the HTMS required Internship course and Professional Work Experience course.
It is imperative that you read through all the information provided by Stockton and Disney, and meet with your Preceptor about your individual options.
How will my financial aid be affected?
If you are a Direct Loan or Perkins Loan recipient, any period of enrollment that is less than half-time will begin your six-month grace period (nine months for the Perkins loan). Grace period is a time when you are not repaying your loan. Once the six-month grace period expires you will begin to repay your loan. Upon your return to Stockton and being enrolled at least half time suspends your repayments. Your financial aid awards are based upon full time enrollment. If your enrollment status at Stockton falls below full-time, your financial aid awards will be re-calculated based on your enrollment and you will be notified after the 100% drop/add period of the semester. Be sure to check the enrollment eligibility requirements for the financial aid programs that were awarded to you. You can find this information on Stockton’s financial aid webpage. Also, review scholarship provisions as some require continuous enrollment to maintain eligibility. Again, check the website.
How will my campus housing be affected?
If you live on campus, please access theGoStocktonn Portal and complete the Residential Life Cancellation form to cancel your housing for the term in which you will be away. Be prepared to show proof of acceptance into the internship. If you will be participating in the internship for the Spring Term and plan to return to the residences for the following Fall Term, please attend a Housing Renewal Information Session prior to your departure. Session dates and times will be announced each fall and are printed in the Guide to Residential Life. During your time away, please contact the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions or need assistance completing the three-step Housing Renewal Process so you can secure housing for the following Fall Term when you return to campus.
Can I earn credit at Stockton University for the Disney College Program?
Currently only Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management students can earn credits by enrolling inHTMSS 4970 if they meet the prerequisites. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)
Can I transfer credits back to Stockton if I take a class at Disney?
As of summer 2019 theDCPP program is no longer offering college classes for credit. Therefore, no credits are eligible to be transferred back to Stockton University. However, students are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities known as Disney Exploration Seminars. https://dorms.disney.com/learning. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)
Do I have to tell my Preceptor what I'm doing?
You MUST work with your preceptor.
Do I need to fill out a Leave of Absence form?
No, students may miss one semester at Stockton without taking an official leave of absence: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?StocktonUniv&layout_id=4.
What is my Stockton status while I'm away completing the Disney College Program?
An active student that is not registered for classes.
What do I have to do toregiserr for classes for the following semester?
Register at the scheduledpree-registration time throughgoStocktonn, as normal.
I registered for Stockton classes before receiving my offer from Disney. Now that I received and accepted my offer, what do I do about the classes I registered for at Stockton?
If you are 100% committed to the program you may drop your courses at Stockton by logging into yourgoStocktonn account. Refer to the Important Dates box on the Home tab for thetimeframee you are allowed to do this.
I had a great experience but I'm not sure how to add it to my resume?
Congratulations on obtaining professional job experience during your time in college. We hope that you had a great experience and are ready to transfer your accomplishments and new skills acquired onto your resume. Once you update your resume with your Disney College Program information connect with Career Education and Development for review. www.stockton.edu/careerappointment
**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information.
Connect with the Office of Financial Aid (CC201) to review your personal aid, loan status, and scholarships.
If you are a Direct Loan or Perkins Loan recipient, any period of enrollment that is less than half-time will begin your six month grace period (nine months for the Perkins loan). Grace period is a time when you are not repaying your loan. Once the six month grace period expires you will begin to repay your loan. Upon your return to Stockton and being enrolled at least half time suspends your repayments.
Your financial aid awards are based upon full time enrollment. If your enrollment status at Stockton falls below full-time , your financial aid awards will be re-calculated based on your enrollment and you will be notified after the 100% drop/add period of the semester. Be sure to check the enrollment eligibility requirements for the financial aid programs that were awarded to you. You can find this information on Stockton’s financial aid webpage. Also, review scholarship provisions as some require continuous enrollment to maintain eligibility. Again, check the website.
Leave of Absence
Leave of Absence
Be sure to confirm with the Office of the Registrar (CC203) about your enrollment
**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information.
Currently onlyHTMSS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)
I had a great experience but I’m not sure how to add it to my resume? Congratulations on obtaining a professional job experience during your time in college. We hope that you had a great experience and are ready to identify your accomplishments and new skills acquired on your resume. Once you update your resume with your Disney College Program information connect with Career Education & Development for review. Call 609-652-4650 for appointment availability and current walk-in hours.
For more information on the Disney College Program please contact:
HTMS Internship Coordinator
Program & Co-Curricular Activities
The Ledger is a student newsletter that is published each semester and distributed
to Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The newsletter informs all of our alumni and
industry friends what’s happening and what is new at the university and with the Hospitality
and Tourism Studies Program. The Ledger features articles and profiles of prominent
figures at the university. Any student can get involved with this publication. You
can access archived versions of The Ledger by clicking here.
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Society:
This student led organization promotes community engagement, networking and educational
endeavors including dinearoundss, tours, fundraising, and service learning activities.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Society is one of the most active student organizations
at Stockton University.
This student led group was formed by students and for students interested in pursuing
a career in Event Planning. Activities are event focused and include guest speakers,
tours, and hand-on learning experiences in event management. The group collaborates
with the Hospitality and Tourism Management Society to avoid overlap so that students
can be members of both organizations.
Eta Sigma Delta:
Eta Sigma Delta ESDD) is an international honor society that recognizes exceptional
academic achievement among hospitality and tourism students. It is administered by
the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education ICHRIEE),
the global leader in hospitality and tourism education and research.
Distinguished Speaker Series:
Each semester the Hospitality and Tourism Management Society at Stockton present a
dynamic speaker from somewhere in the hospitality and tourism industry of national
or international prominence to address our entire student body. These speakers provide
the students with current trends and industry insights.
Hospitality and Tourism Business Tours and Demonstrations:
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program provides site visitation to hospitality and tourism businesses, as well as guest speakers and professional demonstrations.
The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT)
The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University provides a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey. LIGHT is supported in its efforts to provide the most recent, accurate and relevant information to community leaders and policy makers, by a team of skilled experts drawn from Stockton faculty and the broader community. Their contributions include the quarterly Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators report, a variety of studies focused on issues such as problem gambling among New Jersey's youth and the behaviors ofMillennialss in the consumer marketplace.
We hope that these insights into New Jersey's gaming, hospitality and tourism industries will inspire you as they have inspired us to seek out new solutions and new ways to work together toward a common goal; the success of our local businesses and the neighboring communities which they serve.
For more information please click here.
Jane Bokunewicz, Institute Coordinator