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Bachelor of Business Administration Hospitality and Tourism Management


40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
$ 1525
Cost per course
Online program
Earn your degree on your terms.
Transfer courses
Get credits for classes taken – up to 28 classes maximum.
No-cost gen eds
Eligibility rules apply.

What do you do with a degree in hospitality and tourism management?

Make the most of your passion for sharing new places and experiences. Our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Hospitality and Tourism Management concentration can help you develop the skills to manage hotels, restaurants, resorts and other businesses.

Summer classes start July 1

Bachelor of Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management program overview

Learn best practices with this hospitality and tourism management degree. You’ll study the structure, role and management of domestic and international food, lodging and travel organizations and find ways to maximize guest experiences while maintaining profit margins.

What skills do you need for a career in hospitality and tourism management?

  • Explore the impact of tourism on the world economy.
  • Examine quality management practices to implement effective quality standards throughout the organization.
  • Figure out how to use statistical data to inform decision-making to improve hospitality operations.
  • Implement cost control and financial management strategies within the hospitality industry.
  • Examine the procedures related to operations and management of facilities in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?

  • There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.


of Strayer Bachelor of Business Administration alumni agree that their degree was a worthwhile investment.

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How much does a BBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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How much does a BBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

What coursework do you need to specialize in hospitality and tourism management?

Explore management theory, cost control, security issues and technology trends across local, regional and global levels. View all courses

What is a minor in college?

A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.

How does a minor work?

Since you can use elective courses to complete a minor, in some cases you may not have to spend extra time or money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.

Should you get a minor in college?

Getting a minor can help give you professional skills. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.

Hospitality and tourism management concentration course list

HTM 100 - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Receive an overview of the hospitality industry, its career opportunities, an international perspective on the travel and tourism industry, and a comprehensive look at each department in the food service, lodging and travel industries. Explore basic management theories within the context of the industry.

HTM 250 - Purchasing and Cost Control

Study product selection, purchase and storage of hospitality supplies. Learn to survey purveyors, write specifications, place orders, evaluate quality vs. cost and maintain purchasing records. Access a wide range of knowledge and specific solutions needed to keep costs low and margins high. Apply technology to cost control and employ manager-developed Excel spreadsheets and web sites. Examine uniform systems of accounting for restaurants; menu analysis; and cost/volume/profit analysis menu pricing and strategy.

HTM 280 - Lodging Operations Management

Study hospitality and hotel management and front office management systems by detailing the flow of operational procedures for the total hotel organization. Examine the various elements of effective front office management, paying particular attention to the planning and evaluation of front office operations, human resources management, and guest services. Topics include interdepartmental communications, computer applications, managerial reporting and a review of the current and future trends in technology. Interpret statistical analyses in areas of price structure, occupancy patterns, and income to improve decision making and implement policy and procedure.

HTM 310 - Food and Beverage Operations Management

Review the development and operation of food service facilities of varying operational segments. Focus on concept development, menu management, human resource management, legal issues in the industry, managerial accounting management of internal operations and marketing initiatives. Get exposure to the various food service segments within the industry. Understand food service operations and management.

COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

What can you do with a BBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the hospitality and tourism management field.

Versatile skills for your future

The Hospitality and Tourism Management concentration explores the roles and responsibilities of talent working in the hospitality industry. Students will learn to manage, communicate and analyze systems and processes to control cost and quality in the hospitality industry.

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Answer questions about hotel rules and services, and address any problems or concerns guests may have.
  • Coordinate hotel operations with other managers.
  • Identify problem areas within the operations and construct and execute plans to improve guest relations.
  • Manage customer relations and cultivate repeat business.
  • Monitor the hotel or facility’s financial transactions and income.
  • Set room rates, create budgets and distribute funds to different departments.

Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

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