Tourism Management Master of Tourism Management (M.T.M.)

Career Opportunities

If you're inspired by the outdoors and would like to align who you are with what you do, the tourism industry offers many options for shifting into a career in tourism or advancing into management.

Tourism and travel jobs data


New jobs created over the next 10 years that will be supported by the travel and tourism sector1

15.3 million

Total number of U.S. jobs supported by travel


Increase in travel jobs from 2010-2016, compared to 13% in the rest of the private sector2

  1. World Travel and Tourism Council,2017 Global Economic Impact Report
  2. US Travel Association

Travel industry careers

Colorado State's unique online tourism degree will give you a competitive career advantage with employers specializing in:

  • Hospitality and resort management
  • Outdoor and adventure travel
  • Tourism management
  • Destination management or marketing
  • Event management
  • Cruise management
  • Agri-tourism
  • Parks and recreation

Gain the skills to start your own tourism venture

For those in a more entrepreneurial mindset, the skills gained through completing this program will also prepare you to start your own tourism enterprise. Business course electives in marketing strategy and planning, managing human capital, supply chain management, and others are integrated with tourism-specific coursework. Tourism courses range in topics that include sustainable tourism management, quantitative analysis in tourism, natural resource management in tourism, and more, to provide a comprehensive skill-set for any business owner looking to succeed in tourism.

What Next?

  • Discover why more than 10,000 students each year choose to advance their education online with Colorado State University.