The Hotel Restaurant Program was closed in the College of Arts and Science in Spring 2009 and moved to the College of Business in Fall 2009.
This program in the College of Business will provide students with the option of having a Hospitality Tourism Management concentration or minor. It will also help meet the workforce needs of the hospitality industry in the U.S. and abroad. This program fits into the University’s objective of increasing enrollment and job placement. Hospitality & Tourism careers have been and will continue to be important economy generators in society. There are high expectations for employment that this added option would allow more students to obtain employment in the hospitality industry, which is still strong even in a not-so-good economy.
Completers of this program would have opportunities to become effective managers in the hospitality industry. Many of the hospitality graduates will further their educational development in areas such as pursuing M.B.A.’s, Teaching, Sports and Leisure Studies and other public administration careers.
In the past, Grambling has produced hundreds of graduates and have attracted dozens of companies seeking students to hire. This concentration and minor will complement the Management degree program.
GSU College of Business has begun a two-year articulation agreement with Southern University-Shreveport for students that will receive an Associate of Science degree program in Hospitality Management. The forward plan is to attract Southern University students to matriculate to Grambling for their last two years to receive a B.S. degree.