Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management – To explore and commercialize new measures for tourism services
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management is carrying on with Rikkyo University’s long history of tourism education, which has spanned for more than half a century. This education is comprised of both perspectives of business administration for the tourism industry and of regional rejuvenation through tourism. As such, the department naturally maintains a full line of programs related to administrative issues for the travel industry, hotels, and airline companies, as well as tourism and resort development. Regarding all of these as hospitality industry,the program considers measures for exploring and commercializing new tourism services. Students can also learn about tourism area planning that takes the environmental and cultural background into consideration.
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to conceive of a new configuration for tourism over a variety of contexts, including business administration, planning, and local administration. It strives to foster entrepreneurs who can reform the tourism business and industry, as well as local leaders who can contribute to regional promotion.
Department of Culture and Tourism Studies – A new and unique department that has engendered a transformation of tourism
Viewing tourism from the industry side, such as hotels and the travel alone, is not enough to clearly reveal its full picture. The first perspective in the education of the Department of Culture and Tourism Studies is to learn about the impact that international goodwill and cultural exchange may have on people and society. The second is to learn about methodologies used in local research which clarify the cultural impact brought about by tourism. To achieve these goals the department has exceptional international attributes. What is more, the department is unique in that it has engendered a transformation of tourism.
The Department of Culture and Tourism Studies aims to foster perspectives of foreign cultures and to cultivate new types of international human resources, such as international civil servants and journalists who are capable of producing results through muliticultural exchange.