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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.

Program Profile

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Career Opportunities

  • Hotels, Resorts, Food Service
  • Convention and Meeting Planners
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clubs, Conference Centers, Event Management
  • Theme Parks

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