Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Hospitality and Tourism

Overview

The concentration in Hospitality and Tourism is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary to manage operations in large and small hospitality and tourism related businesses including hotels, restaurants, food service, airlines, travel agencies, events and attractions and more. Courses are offered at UH West O‘ahu in-class and through distance learning instruction.

The Hospitality and Tourism concentration prepares students for managerial positions with a local and global perspective of the industry; students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the service-oriented economics and concepts of hospitality and tourism.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism from UH West Oʻahu will be able to:

  • Demonstrate interpersonal and leadership skills through the usage of oral or written communication.
  • Understand central concepts, current trends, and issues in the hospitality and tourism industry within a local and global framework.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the importance of ethical and cultural considerations within the hospitality and tourism industry.

Internships / Practicums

UH West O‘ahu students have interned or performed their senior practicum requirements at a number of prestigious companies and organizations including:

Four Seasons Resort Oʻahu at Ko ‘Olina
Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites, Kapolei
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Careers and Earning Potential

Opportunities in the hotel, food, travel, and hospitality industries have created a need for individuals with the skills in business administration and a background in hospitality and tourism. A bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism opens many opportunities for positions in one of Hawaiʻi’s primary industries, in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and agencies that service these establishments.

For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Industry Sectors website.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Derrek Choy
Professor
(808) 689-2332
derrekc@hawaii.edu

Dr. Holly Itoga
Assistant Professor
(808) 689-2338
holly7@hawaii.edu