Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management
The goal of the Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) program is to develop advanced professionals in the fields of tourism, hospitality, and commercial recreation management. Education should enable professionals in this field to be expert managers, marketers, and planners in the public, private, and commercial sectors. The program prepares students to be middle-level and, eventually, upper-level managers in the tourism and hospitality industry. The degree program is based not only on the practical application of management techniques, but also on the theoretical foundation that defines the profession. This makes the degree program clearly distinct from generic management curricula that do not include an industry-specific core.
The Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) curriculum is a 36-credit degree program. Coursework consists of three components:
- CORE (18 Credits): The Core courses of the Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management program establish a theoretical foundation for considering and evaluating the major issues facing the management of tourism and hospitality organizations.
- THM 5111 | Applied Research
- THM 5411 | Management of Organizations
- THM 5413 | Financial Management
- THM 5415 | Service Marketing
- THM 5312 | Legal Issues n Tourism and Hospitality Management
- THM 9995 | Master's Project OR THM 9996 Master's Thesis
- TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (12 Credits): The Tourism and Hospitality Management electives allow master's students to develop a customized curriculum based on their interests and professional goals. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students choose 4 electives to develop and narrow their own area of focus.
- THM 5321 | Advanced Data Analysis for Tourism and Hospitality Management Research
- THM 5323 | Tourism Development
- THM 5324 | International Tourism
- THM 5326 | Consumer Behavior in Tourism and Hospitality
- THM 5327 | Customer Relationship Management in Tourism and Hospitality
- THM 5333 | Seminar for Information Technology in Tourism and Hospitality
- THM 5421 | Event Management
- THM 5483 | Readings and Conferences
- THM 5485 | Graduate Internship
- FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ELECTIVES (6 Credits): Masters students can choose elective courses in specific areas of interest from the Fox School of Business' MBA and M.S. programs. In consultation with a faculty advisor, these selections will allow the student to develop a specific area of expertise.
All courses in the Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management Management are offered in the evening (after 4:30 PM). This allows graduate students to pursue opportunities for internships and employment during the day. See a typical full-time schedule below:
- Full-Time Two-Day:
- Monday | THM 5415 - Service Marketing - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
- Tuesday | THM 5413 - Financial Management - 4:40 PM to 7:10 PM & THM 5421 Event Management 7:15 PM to 9:55 PM
- Full-Time Three-Day:
- Monday | THM 5415 - Service Marketing - 5:30 PM to 7:10 PM
- Tuesday | THM 5413 - Financial Management - 4:40 PM to 7:10 PM
- Thursday | THM 5333 - Seminar for Information Technology in Tourism and Hospitality - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Students can fluctuate between part-time and full-time status from semester to semester.
+ Student Profile
Admission to the Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management program is very competitive. The program strives to recruit and retain a student population that is talented, diverse, and eager to engage the industry.
- Number of Students in Program: Approximately 30
- Average Student Age: 25
- Most Popular Undergraduate Degree: Communications
- Years of Professional Experience: 2-3 years
- Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.48
- Average Percentile Score on Standardized Entrance Exams (GRE, GMAT, MAT): 70th percentile
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