Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Now Available Fully Online
The global hospitality and tourism industry challenges professionals to maintain a competitive skill set. Build upon your strengths and interests, broaden industry knowledge and sharpen your management strategies at Rosen College. We will incorporate your professional experiences in our interactive learning environment.
The typical Master’s candidate holds an undergraduate degree in hospitality, business management or a related discipline, and works for a leading hospitality organization.
The Master’s program accepts applications every semester. Complete your degree either fully online or face-to-face, or customize it through a mix of both to fit your schedule and budget. In addition, enjoy the convenience of enrolling full- or part-time with a thesis or non-thesis option. For both options, 18 credit hours of core coursework are required. You must be enrolled in nine credit hours per semester to be considered a full-time student.
- Thesis Option – 33 credit hours
Full-time students can complete the program within four semesters.
- Non-Thesis Option – 33 credit hours
Full-time students can complete the program within five semesters.
Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management MD Track
We also offer a specialized program for medical doctors who have an interest in enhancing their management skillset. Students enrolled in the MD track will witness and experience adoptable elements to effect a cultural change in the practice of medicine vis-a-vis the concept of hospitality and service-oriented business models.
Ph.D. in Hospitality Management
Our doctoral program in Hospitality Management prepares individuals for teaching and research-based careers in academia, as well as practitioner researchers and field consultants in hospitality and tourism enterprises.
Through our Ph.D. program, students will have the opportunity to generate significant industry-specific knowledge through exposure to and participation in the highest levels of academic research. The 58-hour post-master’s degree curriculum includes 16 credit hours of core courses, 27 credit hours of specialization courses and 15 credit hours of dissertation.
Graduate Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management
The Graduate Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management provides knowledge and information that facilitates the effective marketing and management of tourist destinations. The certificate covers the strategies for creating integrated destination marketing and management systems, critically reviews those issues and techniques of international tourism management with a particular focus on the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourist development at destinations, and analyzes the quantitative impact of tourism as an industry both within and beyond tourist destinations.
Graduate Certificate in Event Management
The Graduate Certificate in Event Management provides knowledge and information that facilitates the effective organization and management of events in the public, private and third sector contexts. The certificate covers the administration of events (i.e. promotion, budgeting, marketing, production, legal issues, customer service, ticketing and concession), the selling and marketing of conventions and conferences, and the organization and administration of mega-events. Events are such an integral component of many industries today that although with a strong focus on tourism and hospitality, the certificate incorporates a number of perspectives with event legacies being a particularly pertinent issue for all three courses.