Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Business of Hospitality Offers Boundless Opportunities

Welcome to the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. We are proud to offer the hospitality and tourism management major, minor, and concentration at the College of Charleston. Our Hospitality & Tourism Management Department is strategically established within the School of Business to ensure our students gain an AACSB-accredited business education with a strong focus on leading in the service industry.  Our students learn the business of hospitality and how to apply that knowledge in a global economy.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management is committed to providing students with a high-quality hospitality management education in a liberal arts environment, supported by a progressive series of practical, applied, and experiential learning opportunities while immersed in one of the world’s premier tourism destinations.

Nestled in downtown Charleston, our program offers a living laboratory just outside our doors; giving our students both an abundance of practical experience opportunities and actual industry collaboration.  Our partnerships with local and national hospitality organizations ensure our courses are relevant and valuable to any modern service business environment. Our students graduate and secure positions with some of the best hospitality organizations in the industry. While many choose to successfully apply their service acumen in other business-related fields.


2019 Grand Opening of Merchant's Hall. Alumni & owner Houston Pearce ('17) worked with members of the HTMT event management course to plan and execute the major opening event.

Contact Us

If you are here for a campus visit and are interested in meeting with a professor or current student to learn more about our programs and course offerings, please contact us.

Hunter Kim
Department Chair

Alicia Awdeh
Administrative Coordinator

Department Location:
Beatty Center, Suite 300
5 Liberty Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Mailing Address:
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
School of Business
College of Charleston
66 George St.
Charleston, SC 29424

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