Program Overview

The Bachelor’s program in Hospitality and Tourism offered by Robert Morris University aims to prepare students for careers in amusement parks, restaurants, hotels and motels, national parks, tourist boards, travel agencies, and airlines. This online program offered by Robert Morris University focuses on an applied curriculum and professional skills.

This program is split up into six sections of required courses. The first section is the Robert Morris University Core courses. These courses include the traditional liberal arts requirements such as humanities, communications, and social, behavioral, natural, and quantitative sciences. These core classes are required by Robert Morris University so that all graduates will have the ability to effectively use tools, techniques, and skills appropriate to their profession, to incorporate a variety of technological and informational resources to gather and synthesize information, to create, to communicate, to be able to manage knowledge, to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and to act with integrity and honesty when in ethical situations. These courses account for 42 credit hours of the 126 credit hours required for this degree. In addition, 15 credit hours in non-business electives in any liberal arts department are needed beyond the core requirements. 

The second section of required courses are the Non-Business requirements. These courses are Introduction to Ethics and Statistics. The Business Foundation courses requires the students to learn overviews and general knowledge of Business studies before moving onto the specific major concentration courses in Hospitality and Tourism. These courses include: Intro to Financial Accounting, Principles of Marketing, Management Theory and Practice, International Business, and Legal Environment of Business. Some of these courses require the student to have earned a C or better in order to graduate. The student must also take 12 credit hours of 3000 – 4000 level courses in the Business Administration section of the course catalog.

The courses specific to the Hospitality and Tourism program include skills and knowledge in marketing, management, supervision, and technology issues. These classes include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management, Food and Beverage Operations, Executive Development, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Sales, and CIS for Hospitality and Tourism Management. A student in this concentration must take the eight required courses and earn a Q.P.A. of 2.00 or better in order to graduate.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Moon Township, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. In 1962, the school purchased 230 acres which is at its current location. A short time later, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted the school permission to award associates degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. Around 2002, the university changed to its present day name.

    RMU continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees through following 5 academic schools:

    • School of Business
    • School of Communications and Information Systems
    • School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • School of Education and Social Sciences
    • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

    RMU additionally offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following fully online programs.


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