One of the largest industries in the world, hospitality, and tourism is continually growing and evolving. Whether you want to work abroad or are passionate about showcasing exceptional experiences in your own city or state, EKU’s 100% online global hospitality and tourism program provides you with a deep understanding of all aspects of this vibrant industry. The program prepares culturally competent and technically advanced graduates for key roles in a variety of careers with the adaptability and foresight needed to keep the industry moving forward.
Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 120 hours
Tuition: $409 per credit hour
$250 per credit hour for active-duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 90 hours*
Career Options: Conference event/services manager, culinary food tour director, food service manager, lodging manager, attractions supervisor, cruise director, director of catering, ecotourism, winery/microbrewery tourism
Gain a competitive edge with a concentration
As part of the global hospitality and tourism program, you can choose between two specialty concentrations, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. Options include:
Translate your love of food, spirits, and travel into a rewarding career opportunity. A vital component of the tourism experience, gastronomic tourism explores food and beverage as the motivating factors for travel. The program offers a unique curriculum that provides a strong background in culinary and beverage management and prepares graduates to secure employment at the local, state, or national levels or abroad.
Bourbon, Beer & Spirits
Culture & Consumption of Wine
Gastronomic Tour Development
Food Culture and Systems
Managing the environmental, social, and economic health of destinations is critical to the long-term success of the tourism industry. Gain essential skills for creating sustainable development solutions and advancing tourism destinations and communities while balancing environmental, economic, and socio-cultural effects.
Sustainable Global Practices
Universal Sustainable Design
Promoting Hospitable Experiences
What sets our program apart?
Prepare to take on a variety of rewarding roles in the ever-evolving hospitality and tourism industry. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as hospitality and tourism essentials; sociocultural impacts of hospitality; hospitality and tourism analysis; and management of recreation services.
Accelerated 8-week terms
6 start dates per year
Generous credit transfer policy
Unique concentration option in gastronomic tourism
Concentration option in sustainable hospitality with specialized sustainable hospitality courses
Reduced tuition for active-duty military members
Free online tutoring and career services assistance
Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.