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NRRT 471 - Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise

  • 3 credits

Provide a broad but comprehensive understanding of the history, challenges, and practices of parks and protected areas management.


Principles-Parks/Protected Area Management or NRRT 270 (Principles of Natural Resource Tourism or NRRT 231.)

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses: Start-up and Sustainable Operations (2009)
    Pfister, R.E. & Tierney, P.T.

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Alan Bright
Alan Bright

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Tenured Professor
Prior to earning his Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Alan Bright earned a BA in Accounting, an MBA, his CPA certificate, and spent several years working in the private sector in public accounting and banking. He teaches numerous business-related courses in the Masters of Tourism Management program, including Tourism Finance, Tourism Law, and Organizational Management in Tourism.