Graduates of the MS program in hospitality and tourism management are well prepared to step into numerous mid-level service management and training director positions. The program is focused on service and innovation, as well as leadership functions within many service and corporate settings and at post-secondary academic institutions.
The hospitality and tourism management program may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The length of time required to earn a degree varies according to the student's undergraduate preparation and the number of graduate courses taken per semester. To earn the MS degree, all students must take a minimum of 30 credit hours. For full-time students, the program requires a minimum of two semesters of study at the graduate level. Part-time students generally will require four semesters of study at the graduate level.
- Review, assess, and draw conclusions about models and theories associated with hospitality and tourism in a global environment
- Effectively analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply hospitality and tourism data from diverse sources
- Identify and compare the services associated with the tourism system in the context of social, economic, cultural and political environments
- Create and present new hospitality and tourism services through effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication
Students will be able to:
- Review and assess hospitality and tourism models/ theories
- Draw conclusions and develop innovative, evidence-supported concepts related to specific examples of models in the hospitality and tourism industry
- Analyze and evaluate data from a wide variety of global sources
- Synthesize and pragmatically and ethically apply hospitality and tourism information to situations anywhere in the world
- Identify, compare, and contrast hospitality and tourism services in a social, economic, cultural and political contexts
- Develop new services in the hospitality and tourism industry that can be applied to a wide variety of situations globally
- Create and make presentations in a variety of formats–from written to mediated