Public Affairs

Destination: Cal State to the Golden State

July 7, 2011
By Stephanie Thara

Destination: Cal State to the Golden StateEncompassing attractions that provide adventure, romance, indulgence and inspiration, California has become the number one travel destination in the United States. The CSU has 23 campuses that stretch from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the South, allowing the CSU to provide hospitality/tourism graduates to nearly every region of the state.

Through strong relationships within the hospitality, recreation and tourism industries, the CSU fosters an environment where students can learn and grow. Each campus maintains programs that allow students to become an asset in their field through in-depth curriculum and ample opportunities to get integrated into the industry. Examples include:

The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona is the first and largest four-year hospitality management degree program in California. Building on its renowned undergraduate program, the college has launched the state’s first Master of Science in Hospitality Management.

The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton has the only undergraduate program in California that offers a concentration focused on the business/management side of entertainment and tourism.

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Student Center for Professional Development in San Diego State’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management program has a 99 percent placement rate for graduates.

The Sports, Entertainment and Hospitality Management program offered by the College of Business Administration and Public Policy at CSU Dominguez Hills capitalizes on the high demand in Southern California for sports, entertainment and hospitality professionals, as well as its partnership with the high-profile Anschutz Entertainment Group and the Home Depot Center located on campus. The program offers a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Sports, Entertainment and Hospitality Management.