Why study Hospitality & Tourism Management?
The global hospitality and tourism industry and its broader economic impacts currently represent approximately US$6 trillion or 9% of the global economy, employing well over a quarter of a billion people. Myriad issues and challenges surround this dynamic industry where service provision and innovation sit at the heart of success. Even more challenging is administering competitive value propositions with global scope whilst engaging with countless complementary and supplementary markets such as technology and manufacturing.
Future leaders with vision and the right skills are needed if the industry is to respond to opportunity and continue to grow. As well as the undergraduate degree we also run the Executive Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership with additional content from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, New York and École hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Studying Hospitality and Tourism at Strathclyde will equip you with the skills necessary to manage such diverse operations as hotels, resorts, cruise ships, airlines, tour operators, destination management, exhibition and conference operations, outdoor centres, schools, and hospitals. We have graduates operating in all these fields, thanks to our 65 years' experience providing higher education in the industry. Providing both the theoretical background and a wealth of practical opportunities to investigate the sector, we fulfil Strathclyde’s stated aim to be 'the place of useful learning' – 8,500 graduates can’t be wrong!
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. This confers the international recognition of a quality standard in respect of hospitality, leisure and tourism management education programmes that are relevant to the needs of industry and which meet accepted Institute of Hospitality international benchmark criteria. Furthermore, it also provides a respected quality standard that is recognised worldwide and confers unique benefits to the successful organisation.