College of Business

Sustainable Hospitality Management

The B.S. Sustainable Hospitality Management (BSSHM) degree program provides students with a broad foundation in hospitality, sustainability, leadership and management, operations, marketing, and information technology. Sustainable Hospitality Management majors develop skills and understanding in hospitality business management that incorporates planet, people, profit, ethics, and equity.


  • Sustainable Hotel, Resort and Event Management
  • Sustainable Ecotourism Management

The BSSHM degree program provides students with local, regional, and global perspectives on current and pressing sustainability issues and problems within the hospitality industry.

The central core of the program focuses on "sustainability plus", going beyond sustainability to address issues in terms of the five dimensions of Responsible Business: People, Ethics, Equity, Planet and Profit.

Students gain hands-on knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in hospitality, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, festivals and events, ecotourism, attractions, and eco recreation with a focus on "green" jobs in business and industry.

Our #1 priority is to help you achieve your career goals in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Dr. Paige Viren, Executive Director, Sustainable Hospitality Management Program
Paige Viren photo

Why Tourism Matters with Sustainable Hospitality Management B.S. Student, Magdalena Ferraro

The Sustainable Hospitality Management program participates in a No Cost, No Paper Course Material Initiative. Most course materials for HOSP courses are available to enrolled students free of charge through eBooks that can be accessed through the CSUMB library system.

Location, Location, Location...

CSUMB's campus is located in the heart of California's Monterey Peninsula – a premium destination where sustainability is a way of life.

This is the perfect backdrop to the central core of the BSSHM program, which is the concept of "sustainability plus": going beyond sustainability to address issues in terms of the five-dimensioned lens of People, Ethics, Equity, Planet and Profit. Students can focus in sustainable hotel, resort and event management or sustainable ecotourism management.

2019 Ecotourism Adventure in Costa Rica!