Undergraduate degree programs

Business degree


The W. P. Carey business degree in tourism delivers the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to thrive in the tourism industry and affiliated professions. You’ll gain an understanding of industry-specific marketing techniques, learn to effectively interact with many different types of businesses, and graduate with the qualifications for a variety of leadership and management roles in the recreation and tourism industries.

Tourism degree courses

The business degree in tourism combines business skills with knowledge of tourism management and development. Explore a range of complementary topics through courses like:

  • Business Statistics
  • Business Writing
  • Convention Sales and Management
  • Entrepreneurial Recreation and Tourism
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • International Tourism
  • Introduction to Resort and Hotel Management
  • Introduction to Travel and Tourism
  • Marketing and Business Performance
  • Meeting and Convention Planning
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Small Group Communication
  • Special Events Management
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Transportation Systems
  • Uses of Accounting Information

Customize your experience 

You can earn your business degree in tourism on ASU's Tempe campus or 100% online. No matter where you learn, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply and diversify your skills through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 35+ business clubs and organizations — and there are tons of other ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey:

Careers in tourism management

The business degree in tourism prepares you for diverse and exciting opportunities with resorts, commercial recreation businesses, tourism development companies, and travel and tourism bureaus — in addition to any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $73,660
Chief Executives   $168,140
Compliance Managers   7.32% $100,890
Construction Managers   17.21% $82,790
Cost Estimators 25.34% $58,860
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Industrial Production Managers   $89,190
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Loss Prevention Managers 7.32% $100,890
Management Analysts 23.87% $78,600
Regulatory Affairs Managers   7.32% $100,890
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Security Managers 7.32% $100,890
Social and Community Service Managers 13.78% $59,970
Storage and Distribution Managers     $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers    $81,830
Travel Agents   $34,600
Travel Guides   $30,780
Wind Energy Operations Managers   7.32% $100,890
Wind Energy Project Managers   7.32% $100,890

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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