The faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management was established at Yarmouk University in the academic year 2011-2012 as part of the university orientation to make available the necessary qualified and specialized manpower that contributes to sustaining the economic and social development .It also aims at enhancing the tourism service quality locally and regionally through a qualified and well trained pool of staff in the tourism sector , in an attempt to help in achieving the national tourism strategy objectives that aims at strengthening the achievements of the tourism sector and its competitiveness.
The Tourism Department offers an M.A in tourism which is considered as the only tourism graduate program in Jordan. The program started back in 1999 and contributes to supplying the local and regional markets with a qualified pool of candidates in the academic field as well as the tourism facilities and services. The department also offers a B.A in Tourism Guidance that started in 2006 in the Department of Tourism aiming at qualifying young pioneer tourist guides who are well qualified in both theortical and practical aspects of the speciality.
The first batch of students in the sppeciality of Hotel Management was admitted in the academic year 2011-2012 as a direct result of the vertical and horizontal expansion of hotels and hospitality facilities locally and regionally. It aims at meeting the ever increasing needs of the tourism services and facilities and the derived need for qualified manpower in the different hospitality fields in an attempt to enhance the image of Jordan as an attractive tourist destination and enhance developing tourism orientation and growth in the neighboring countries. The study plan is unique in focusing on foreign languages, and the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for employees to ensure a competitive quality of services to local and international guests.