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Our program is designed to prepare you for a 21st century career in a field that will soon be the largest employer in the world. A program requirement of 800 hours of fieldwork greatly enhances your understanding of the industry.
The hotel, restaurant, and tourism management program combines liberal arts with professional studies, giving you tools for making sound professional decisions. The hotel, restaurant, and tourism management program at SUNY Plattsburgh combines theory with hands-on experience in food service, lodging, tourism, international hospitality, marketing leadership, management and accounting.
The program's strong business management emphasis makes it easy for you to earn a business minor while completing your hotel, restaurant, and tourism management degree requirements.
The Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management prepares hospitality industry graduates possessing technical, managerial and professional knowledge and skills both at a theoretical and at a practical, applied and experiential level, and who also possess both a basic business education as found at an AACSB accredited school and a liberal arts education best found at a comprehensive liberal arts college. The department educates future hospitality management professionals within a unique program of exceptional value within the world's largest university system. The department offers its experience and expertise to the community, to the region, and to the hospitality profession.
Specialized courses in this program help you select a particular field for a career specialization. Our students have had work experience at Walt Disney World, the Waldorf Astoria, Radisson Hotels and Spirit Cruises as well as at a myriad of other restaurants, lodging, and tourism businesses including:
We prepare students for careers in food service, lodging, resorts, convention planning, travel and tours, cruise lines, theme parks, event management, and much more.
Student Michelle Zimmerman talks about the HRTM program
With internships, a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia, and loads of hands-on course experience Michelle is ready to hit the ground running.
Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management in Plattsburgh Magazine
Read about the hotel, restaurant and tourism management program, the Samuel D's facility, how the program has grown over the years and what current students think about the program. You can also find out what several of our alumni are doing now and how the HRTM program helped them get where they are.
If you would like more information about hotel, restaurant, and tourism management at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Mr. Peter Ensel, Interim Chair
Office: Sibley Hall 403D
Phone: (518) 564-4208