Online Hospitality & Tourism Degree: Robert Morris University Online Hospitality & Tourism Degree | Robert Morris University


Robert Morris University boasts the top-ranked hospitality and tourism management program among private schools in the United States and one of the top 12 programs among all schools in the nation. named Robert Morris' online program in it's ranking of the 10 Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Hospitality and Tourism

Graduates of the program benefit from RMU's 92% placement rate. They hold positions at hotels, restaurants, resorts, attractions, airlines, parks, cruise lines, hospitals, retirement centers and casino and gaming concerns.

Studies lead to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a concentration in hospitality and tourism management.

The World Travel and Tourism Council reports that the hospitality and tourism economy employs 300 million workers and accounts for $4 trillion in revenue worldwide.

Today's dynamic hospitality and tourism industry demands the leadership of professionally educated individuals. Graduates find positions in amusement parks/attractions, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, car rental firms, casinos, commercial campgrounds, cruise lines, dude ranches, forests and recreational lands, hotels and motels, state and national parks, national forests, extended stay and retirement homes, railroads, resorts and spas, retirement centers, riverboats, tour operators and guides, tourist boards, travel agencies, travel trade associations, airlines, country clubs, convention exposition, and meeting planners.

Recent Graduates Work Here:
ARA, Buffalo Marriott, Chipotle, Duquesne Country Club, Eat'n Park, Eddie Bauer, FedEx Services, Harvey's Hotel and Casino, Hyatt Hotels, Landry's Seafood, Marriott, MGM, Norwegian Cruise Line, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Sodexho, Spring Hill Suites, US Airways.

2010 national mean bachelor-level, entry-level salaries: (information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

By type of employer

By job function

Accommodation/Food Services


Customer Service


Arts, Entertainment, Recreation


Management Trainee


Retail/Wholesale Trade




2009 RMU Salary Survey: Mean: $30,333 Range: $21,000 - $42,000

The following link will take you to the check sheet for this program, detailing the academic requirements for completion. Credit requirements are broken down into three categories: 1) RMU Core, 2) Major, and 3) Minor/Focus/Open Electives.

Any questions, please contact RMU's Office of Admissions at 800-762-0097

Hospitality and tourism management students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship experience. Internships provide students with valuable work experience and lead to assistance in career planning, employer references and fulltime job opportunities. Students are eligible for internships after the completion of 75 credits and may participate in more than one experience.

Internship Employers:
ARA, Armstrong's Restaurant, Best Western, Buca di Beppo, Cedar Point, Circus Circus, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Delta Air Lines, Disney World, Duquesne Club, Eat'n Park, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Hyatt Hotels, Longhorn Steak House, Marriott, Max & Erm's, MGM Grand, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, North Field Club, Parkhurst Dining Services, Pizza Hut, Primanti Brothers, PSA Airline, Radisson, Ruby Tuesday's, Sheraton, Six Flags, TGI Friday's, Trump Taj Mahal, Wooden Angel, US Airways, United Airlines, Van Guard Air, William Penn Hotel, Wyndham.

The RMU hospitality and tourism faculty has a wide range of expertise and specific emphasis within the industry.

Denis Rudd, Ed.D., CHA, FMP, CTP, is a University professor and director of hospitality and tourism at RMU. He is a fifth generation hotelier who began his career in a family hotel in Windham, N.Y. He was with the Breakers and Biltmore Hotels in Palm Beach and served as a club and slot officer in Germany. He was a consultant to SUMA Corp. (Howard Hughes' Casino Holdings) in Las Vegas and chef/owner of the Equinox Sky Line Resort in Manchester, Vt. He has done research and presentations on bed and breakfast innkeeping, the Americans with Disabilities Act, restaurant management, the senior market, gateway Canada, and hotel and casino operations and management.

Sam Karadag, Ph.D., is an associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, has over 16 years of experience in the industry as an accountant and hotel financial controller. He has worked in such well-known international properties as Hotel Conrad, Ramada International and Regent Hotels. His teaching areas include cost control systems, computer information systems, supervision, and sales and marketing.

Richard Mills, Ph.D., is an associate professor and a certified chef of the American Culinary Federation. He has conducted research and taught classes in quantity food production, food and beverage operations, cost control and restaurant operations.

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