The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at San Diego State University is tailored to meet both industry needs and student expectations. Its robust curriculum, both practical and visionary, ensures students graduate with a strong business foundation and a real understanding of industry complexities and demands.

The school includes four emphases:

  • Hotel Operations & Management
  • Meeting & Events Operations Management
  • Restaurant Operations & Management
  • Tribal Gaming Operations & Management

The HTM program boasts a 99 percent placement rate for its graduates, bolstered in large part by its 67 percent correlation between internship and job placement. Many of HTM's students start working with companies while still in the program; others gain employment after leaving the classrooms, equipped with the skill-set to thrive in the hospitality industry.