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Tourism and Event Management

Bachelor of Science

Overview of Tourism and Event Management Program

The tourism and event degree program at Niagara University prepares students for management careers facilitating these experiences and understanding the leadership needs of the industry.

Tourism allows visitors to learn, discover, experience, and enjoy culture. Through coursework and field experience, our students meet the challenges of this rapidly changing industry in which leadership, information technology, multiculturalism, and internationalization play key roles in business management.

The curriculum is based on the demands of the industry and the core principles of a dynamic business environment with specialized emphasis on the unique technological, managerial, and analytical requirements of managers and executives coordinating five-star experiences. Integrated throughout the curriculum is an emphasis on globalization, leadership, and technological advances in tourism and event coordination.

The program encourages further specialization through the achievement of a single or double concentration. Niagara’s open curriculum allows future managers to build their own concentrations to best suit their interests and future plans. Students select from coursework around tourism destination management, and event and meeting management. 

This cutting-edge degree program is designed to provide students with a readiness and competency for employment in the worldwide tourism and recreation industry in such diverse settings:

  • theme parks
  • tour operations
  • cultural and natural attractions
  • events and festivals
  • transportation industries
  • sports and entertainment venues
  • tourism promotion agencies
  • conventions, events, and programs
    historic preservation districts

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management provides students with ample resources to be successful within their major, including regular academic advisement, career counseling, and networking opportunities with notable alumni and industry leaders.

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Why Tourism and Event Management at NU?

International Connections

Students immerse themselves in internships at world-class hotels and restaurants to obtain industry experience.

Engaged Alumni

Our alumni return to campus each year with the single goal of helping Niagara graduates find their place in the fast-paced yet fun hospitality and tourism industry.

Scholarship Opportunities

We emphasize the importance of keeping a great education affordable and within reach of students and families.

Kaitlynn Dauphinee
In an industry of people serving people, Niagara has highlighted that vision of people first in all aspects. Through my time at Niagara, I have been elevated as a student leader that has opened up so many doors. As a triple concentration student, the alumni network is beneficial to all parts of my learning and educational growth. I will be forever grateful.
Kaitlynn Dauphinee, ‘23


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Event and Conference Manager
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Tourism Marketing
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Tourism and Event Management
Faculty & Staff


Bridget Niland

Dr. Bridget Niland, J.D.

Dr. Kurt A.



Phone: 716.286.8281



Dr. Darren


Associate Professor

Phone: 716.286.8274