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Hospitality and Tourism Management

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A Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from NIU prepares you for exciting careers in a global industry. You’ll gain the most up-to-date knowledge of hotel operations, food service, meeting and event management, as well as learn the skills you’ll need to work in the industry’s complex business environment.

Our program offers several unique opportunities to get practical experiences right on campus. You can manage a fine dining restaurant, Ellington’s, work at the Holmes Student Center Hotel or learn the catering business at the student run Chandelier Catering. You may also participate in a mentorship program that will pair you with working professionals in the field. And, our proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee affords you more opportunities for internships and networking at industry-leading establishments.

If you have your Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree from a community college, we offer a convenient online degree completion program.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Lan Li
Professor and Area Coordinator
815-753-6385
lanli@niu.edu 

Family and Consumer Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1543
facs@niu.edu