The Economic Development & Tourism Management concentration
provides an in-depth examination of the economic, infrastructure/logistical, security, and research issues involved with tourism. Students are exposed to a broad range of tourism and regional economic and development issues that relate to the industry’s development and growth. The interplay of private, public, and government organizations is discussed as it relates to the development of a comprehensive tourism plan. The combination of theory and practice will prepare students to analyze tourism markets; assess area, regional, and national weaknesses and strengths; and understand security, infrastructure/logistics, marketing, and costs associated with tourism. The program emphasizes sustainable economic development via commodifying cultural and nature tourism assets.
Concentration Core Courses:
- Financial Concepts
- Project Management
- Introduction to Electronic Commerce, Systems, and Web Design
- International Business, Economics, and Cultures
- The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services