Popular Programs

Drive the marketing, management and operations of the world’s leading hotels, restaurants and tourism groups.

Hospitality Management
Event Management
Travel/Tourism Management

Hospitality Management

Learn to organize meetings, facilitate operations and oversee administrative tasks at hotels or resorts, which comprise a $10 trillion industry (SOEG Jobs, 2018). Add character to a unique property and enhance visitors’ experiences with personal touches they’re sure to remember. Working in the hospitality industry means your range of career options is broad, from overseeing quality concierge service to managing finances and beyond.

#41 The Hilton (50 Best Places to Work, Business Insider 2018)
Did you know? The San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile has the world’s largest swimming pool, holding 66 million gallons of water (SOEG Jobs, 2018)

Event Management

The management of events ranges from creating festivals to organizing large-scale conventions, charities, sports, parties and concerts. Technically savvy yet creative-minded? Use both skill sets to gain experience in the budgets, logistics and legalities involved with planning large-scale events, locally and globally.

Popular Careers:
Activities & Events Planner
Event Operations Manager
Exhibition Coordinator
(The Balance Small Business, 2017)

Did you know? Employment of meeting, convention and event planners is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018)

Travel/Tourism Management

Got a passion for travel? When you study travel and tourism — one of the world’s largest industries — you will acquire fundamental business skills to meet the demands of the tourism industry. Your options will range from working in recreational business, visitor bureaus, and tourism agencies to food service operations or even airlines.

Top Employers:
Hilton Worldwide
Marriot International
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
(100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune 500, 2018)

Did you know? 1 in 8 U.S. jobs is in the travel industry (SOEG Jobs, 2018)

Majors for Global Careers

Whether you’re producing world tours for famous artists or managing legalities for the non-profit arts, pursuing careers in these fields assures you’re ready to manage locally and globally.

Entertainment Management
Hotel Management
Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Entertainment Management

Ready to conquer the entertainment world? Use business skills to promote visual, performing and media arts to the public. Entertainment management majors learn to market artists, manage finances and develop programming for modern entertainment industries. At $735 billion, the U.S. media and entertainment industry represents a third of the global industry (International Trade Administration,2017).

Top Companies:
QYOU Media, Inc.
Netflix, Inc.
Comcast Corporation
Did you know? The U.S. media and entertainment industry is the largest in the world (SelectUSA.gov, 2017)

Hotel Management

Whether planning family vacations, rustic trips to the countryside or specialty weddings, travelers and vacationers depend on the global hotel industry to make their trips a reality. With travel on the rise, the revenue of the InterContinental Hotels Group equaled approximately $1.78 billion in 2017 (Statista, 2018).

Top Employers:
The Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Hilton Worldwide
(Top 100 Employers, Fortune 2018)
Did you know? The number of visitors to the United States is expected to exceed 40 million by 2018 (Statista, 2018)

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Love the outdoors? With a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, your passion becomes your career. Create sustainable recreational experiences or conserve natural resource areas. Be part of sustainable tourism, driving economic growth to developing communities. Students in this program will gain professional knowledge in the study of natural, social and behavioral sciences.

9%: The percentage of projected employment growth in recreation professions from 2016 to 2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics,, 2018)
Did you know? Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, providing a considerable source of income for many countries and local communities (World Tourism Organization, 2018)

Know the Industry

From food service director to beverage connoisseur, learn to manage the front or back of the house with style and ease.

Culinary Management
Beverage Management
Restaurant / Food Service Management

Culinary Management

Culinary management combines culinary arts with a food business program of study. You will learn the practicalities of running a restaurant, along with accounting, law and other business-focused curricula to ready you to join this thriving industry. Interested in your own business? Prepare for entrepreneurial opportunities within the food industry.

$52,030: The median annual wage for food service managers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017)
Did you know? The restaurant workforce makes up 10% of the overall U.S. workforce (National Restaurant Association, 2017)

Beverage Management

Essential to a culinary arts major or those eager to make a mark in the restaurant industry, beverage management applies the principles of management to beverages with specialized training for hospitality settings. You will learn the skill of wine and food pairing, and beer and spirits to become a beverage industry expert.

13.19 million: The number of people employed in the U.S. restaurant industry as of May 2017 (Statista, 2017)
Popular Careers:
Food and Beverage Director
Wine Sommelier
Wine, Beer and Spirits Distributor/Sales/Owner

Restaurant / Food Service Management

Combine culinary arts and food service management studies to conquer a career as an executive chef, food and beverage director, dining room manager or a variety of other positions. Learn to plan, manage and operate establishments from hospitality businesses to food service chains, from small to large and local to global.

1.6 million: The projected number of new restaurant jobs created by the year 2027 (National Restaurant Association, 2017)
Did you know? Wegmans Food Markets is #2 on the list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For (Fortune 500, 2018)


Why study here? The U.S. is home to many of the world’s pioneering achievements in technology, business and the arts.

Four U.S. cities lead the world in research and technology: San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.


Class sizes typically range from 10 to 20 students, allowing for personalized learning and valuable relationships with your peers.

Professors may work closely with you on coursework or an independent project, and may become your mentor in your academic journey.


Universities in the U.S. promote the values of diversity and academic freedom for all students. You’re invited to voice your perspective and contribute to the discussion.

Participate in an internship to gain real-world experience in your field of study.

Your university will support you during every step of your educational journey, from researching schools to your first day on campus to graduation day—and beyond.



  • Submit an application to the university—or universities—of your choice.
  • Along with your completed application, you must include the following:
    • School transcripts
    • Scores from your English Language exam. Accepted U.S. Exams include TOEFLIELTS, and Pearson Versant.
    • If you are applying for a transfer credit, please provide your AP or IB test scores.

Get Your Visa

  • The university will send you Form I-20, which certifies that you are eligible to study in the United States.
  • Schedule your visa interview at your local U.S Embassy. Visit usembassy.gov to find the embassy nearest you.
  • Complete your visa application online at state.gov/genniv.
  • Pay the I-901 (SEVIS) fee online at fmjfee.com.
  • Make an appointment with your Shorelight Enrollment Services advisor to prepare for your visa interview. Your advisor will help you navigate the questions that you’ll need to answer during your visa interview.

Prepare For Arrival

You’re accepted and you have your visa! Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your arrival in the United States:

  • Pay your tuition.
  • Make travel arrangements, and inform university staff of your travel plans. When booking your flight, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.
  • Submit the following important documents prior to your arrival:
    • Health & Immunization Form: The Health & Immunization Form is required by law. The form will be provided to you by your university.
    • FERPA Disclosure Form: This form, which protects the privacy of your education records, will be provided to you by the university.
    • Immigration documents: Provide copies of your I-20 and visa to your university team.
  • Select a housing plan and meal plan. Universities offer a wide array of choices for housing and meals. Be sure to select the plans that are right for you.


Welcome to the United States! Upon arrival, university staff members can meet you at the airport or on campus to assist in your transition. Orientation provides you with the opportunity to meet new friends, learn about student life and campus resources, and discover your new home.

On your first day of orientation, you’ll also meet your personal student service advisor, who will make sure you have everything to be successful throughout your entire university experience.


Follow your passion for hospitality and tourism at an international-friendly university.

Get Started