Welcome to the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management where we prepare students for management positions in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. With an academic background tailored to meet industry needs, HRTM students leave campus ready to succeed in the world's greatest industry.
NMSU offers the only Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management in the state. In addition to applied business classes such as accounting, human resources, and hotel operations, it allows students to explore diverse careers in hospitality and tourism, the second largest growing industry in the state of New Mexico. This specialized management degree prepares students with practical work experience, and hands-on education in our food production and service lab facilities – including our student run 100 West Café, and the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine. Students also have opportunities for internships, including the Courtyard by Marriott next to the NMSU campus. The program is home to devoted, student-centered faculty who personally mentor students. The School of HRTM offers generous scholarships through NMSU and related industry partners, as well as additional career development, and community outreach opportunities through the grant-funded Marriott Hospitality Futures Center.
Marriott Hospitality Futures Center
In collaboration with the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at NMSU is dedicated to providing career development resources, expanding student outreach, and promoting higher education. We connect students and hospitality industry partners to foster their interest in becoming qualified leaders in this exciting and diverse career field.
Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine
Welcome to the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. The Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine is an event and wine-tasting room designed and constructed with a Tuscan decor. Inspired by Bobby Lee's experiences and appreciation for Tuscany; the room is outfitted with the finest wine glasses, china, flatware and linens.
The Academy has state-of-the-art wine cellars and storage facilities to house the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine collection of exceptional wines, as well as Lawrence's library of wine books and other reference material.
The Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine is located in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and has nearby access to 100 West Café's kitchen and storage space. The Academy serves as a training laboratory for students in the HRTM program and as an exceptional venue for intimate events. This unique facility is a lasting repository for knowledge of fine wine and cuisine providing exceptional educational opportunities for students in the HRTM program.
The Academy also inspires surrounding communities, particularly those with emerging wine industries, to learn more about the field of wine. The vision is that the Academy reflects Bobby Lee's commitment to excellence, allowing the next generations of HRTM professionals to develop expertise in this important field.
Courtyard by Marriott
Las Cruces, NM
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Degree: Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Major: Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Requirements at a glance:
120 credit hours
48 hours at 300 level or above
400 hours of practical work experience
400 hours of Internship (HRTM 408)
Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
Obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management can open the doors and broaden your opportunities in the continually growing hospitality and tourism industries. However, many people who already have an Associate Degree in Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary Arts, Food Service Management, Business or related fields may not be able to come to the incredible NMSU main campus in Las Cruces or to pursue the degree or have jobs that prevent them from taking traditional face-to-face classes. NMSU-O now gives you that opportunity to complete your HRTM bachelor's degree at a distance.
This program is specifically developed to accommodate the schedules of busy hospitality employees. The fully online format is flexible and can be accessed at any time from anywhere, making it possible for students to continue working and earning while expanding their skills.
Students utilizing the online opportunity must complete all University General Education Requirements. Students must also complete all course requirements specific to the Bachelor of Science degree in HRTM. These requirements are listed below and in the NMSU Undergraduate Catalog.
All Lower Division courses (those numbered 100 and 200) can be completed at a community college offering hospitality and culinary associate degrees. Note: Not all courses in all programs will transfer. All general education classes and Lower Division HRTM lecture classes along with ACCT 221 are also offered through NMSU-O. All Upper Division courses (those numbered 300 or higher) needed to complete the BSHRTM from a distance can be completed Online via NMSU's CANVAS Learning Management System. The exception is HRTM 363 - Quantity Food Production and Service. Individual substitutions and accommodations will be made regarding this course
Each semester, a small number of upper-division HRTM courses are offered online. Courses offered each semester may be found by visiting Look-up Classes.