The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of six departments in the Pamplin College of Business. Our curriculum and program are fully integrated into the College of Business and accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). We aspire to be the world’s premier business education and leadership program in Hospitality and Tourism Management. In all of our programs, we provide students with a first class business education taught by an internationally recognized faculty who are actively engaged in professional practice and research.
The Department is consistently ranked in the top five of HTM programs worldwide. Recent rankings include top five rankings for the quality of our faculty and our undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs. Four of the top 25 tourism researchers worldwide are in the Department. Included on the faculty are two elected Fellow in the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, two editors for major hospitality and tourism scholarly journals, and lifetime members in the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association, International. The faculty currently serve or have recently served on the boards of directors of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, The Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association, Meeting Planners International, Travel and Tourism Research Association, and the International Franchise Association. Further, the Pamplin College of Business is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 business schools.
The Department is a tier one recruiting school for many of the major hospitality corporations in the USA, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sodexo, Compass, Darden and many others. For the past five years, the Department has averaged more than 70 percent of its graduates having jobs on graduation morning. Using endowment funds provided by these and other companies, the Department each year awards nearly $50,000 in scholarships to HTM students.