Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
Created and named for the founder of Holiday Inns, the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality
and Resort Management (KWS) at the University of Memphis, offers a balance of academics
and hands-on experience in the hospitality, resort and tourism business stressing
global awareness, diversity and sustainability.
Our program provides an education where the business of hospitality began, and is
designed to prepare students for a 21st century career in the field that is one of
the largest employers in the world. Field experience will give students opportunities
to learn while working in a variety of settings, such as InterContinental Hotel Group
properties, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels, the Peabody Hotel Group, Harrah's
Entertainment, plus other casino operations in Tunica, Mississippi, as well as a myriad
of other hotels, restaurants, resorts and tourism businesses. Career Opportunities
abound in this fastest growing of all fields, and the KWS graduates will be prepared
to assume their roles in the business of hospitality and resorts.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality and Resort Mangement - for
students entering in the Fall 2012, the new degree is Bachelor of Arts (BA).
- Hotels, Resorts, Food Service
- Convention and Meeting Planners
- Tourist Attractions
- Clubs, Conference Centers, Event Management
- Theme Parks