The Hospitality Management emphasis focuses on the development, practice and management of all aspects of one of the world’s largest economic forces, the hospitality industry. “The tourism industry accounts for 10.4% of the world’s GPD, making it one of the largest economic sectors worldwide” (WTTC). By studying hospitality management, students prepare for careers in hotel, restaurant, attraction, event and service industries. Students interested in the business aspects of tourism, recreation, and hospitality will have the opportunity to specialize in a world-wide, ever-growing business arena. Beyond business management skills, hospitality students manage the relationship between community and business development, impact how tourism shapes the physical and emotional space associated with a place, and create positive experiences through quality service interactions.