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Resort and Hospitality Management Program

A fully online program offered as a certificate or as an emphasis in our Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Program

Format 100% online, 7 courses, industry connections and internship opportunities

“Idaho’s leisure and hospitality sector is currently projected to add 5,900 jobs between 2021 and 2023, the second-largest job increase in any sector”
—IDAHO Department of Labor

Unlock a Leadership Career in a fast growing Industry

Our online Resort and Hospitality Management program equips students to become skilled managers in the rapidly-growing resort and hospitality industry. We offer industry-specific knowledge in a flexible and accessible format, empowering students with the expertise and leadership skills needed to excel in their careers.

Rolling Start Dates

Important Dates

Semester:Application Deadline:Class Start Date:
Spring 1December 1stEarly January
Spring 2Febuary 1stEarly March
Summer 1April 15thEarly May
Summer 2June 1stLate June
Fall 1July 15thLate August
Fall 2September 15thLate October

About The Resort & Hospitality Management Program

Program Details

At a Glance

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This program features:

  • Rolling admissions
  • 100% online format
  • Instructor lead model
  • Industry connections with internship opportunities
  • Program length is seven courses
  • Personalized learning and student support

Program Benefits

Practical Industry Experience

Created in partnership with the local tourism organizations and leaders ranging from resorts nestled in the Payette National Forest to local Boise Hotels and Restaurants. Through practical application and hands-on experiences of skills learned in the classroom you will build a solid foundation for your future career growth and success.


We care about your success and student experience during the program. Personalized support is offered for admissions, advising, financial aid & scholarships, internship placement, and career advice! A dedicated staff member is here to engage with you and the industry to ensure that you are offered a unique, bespoke and paid internship opportunity!


Designed to meet the needs of every student; whether a traditional on-site college student, a motivated online learner or a passionate working professional. Delivered fully online and asynchronous, courses are taught by dedicated and driven professors and industry experts and follow an engaging online model to keep you on track during the program.

Confidence & Professionalism

Gain the confidence and professionalism needed to excel your career within the hospitality industry. Program courses give you confidence in the skills needed to grow in your job, as well as the professionalism experienced through internships.

Degree Emphasis vs. Certificate

Degree Emphasis

Resort and Hospitality Management is an emphasis area within the online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management program. Students who want to advance their career in hospitality management can elect RHM as a specific emphasis area to gain necessary skills and practical internship experience within the industry.

Is the degree emphasis option for me?

This is for you, if you are seeking a bachelor’s degree and interested in the Online Management BBA program or are currently enrolled the Management BBA program and would like to add an emphasis area.


7 course program provides you with knowledge in management and financial accounting, as well as specific skills required in resort and hospitality environments. Boise State’s Online Resort and Hospitality Management Certificate delivers practical knowledge of the industry to program graduates in a flexible and accessible format, designed to give students the tools to build a long-term career within the industry.

Is the certificate option for me?

This is for you, if you are currently working in the industry and want an accredited certificate in Resort and Hospitality Management, or you are looking to just grow your expertise in Hospitality to advance your career opportunities (but not looking for the full BBA degree).


Student Experience

Hands-on industry experience through an internship (RHM 493) for 1-3 credits is a requirement for both the emphasis and certificate.

Students will determine and complete a special project during their internship (approved by the organization and the internship coordinator).

Students are required to meet with their internship coordinator one semester prior to enrolling in the internship class. This is a critical part of understanding the internship requirements and identifying unique interests to ensure ideal internship placement.

Internship Coordinator: Ashley Walter,

Industry Partnerships

Are you a member of the resort, hospitality and/or tourism industry seeking professional, dedicated, and performance-driven employees? Are you interested in partnering to offer internships to our RHM students?

Please submit your internship opportunity and we will reach out to you!

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