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Curriculum, Master's Degree in Hospitality & Tourism

The master of science in hospitality and tourism program requires the completion of 30 credits of core coursework, including a thesis or monograph option. Students without an undergraduate hospitality management or business degree will complete HT 500 and BUS 605. These foundation classes in business and hospitality management serve as pre-core classes.

Required Courses – Core Curriculum

(credits are in parentheses)

  • HT 555 Statistics for Hospitality Operations (3)
  • HT 600 Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HT 604 Strategic Human Resources in Hospitality Management (3)
  • HT 606 Strategic Marketing in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HT 631 Research Methodology (3)
  • HT 645 Issues & Trends in Hospitality Management (3)
  • HT or Business Administration Electives** (6)

Option 1 

  • HT 698 Thesis I (3)
  • HT 699 Thesis (3) 

Option 2

  • Ht 696 Monograph I (1.5)
  • HT 697 Monograph (1.5)
  • HT Elective (3)

Hospitality Elective Courses

  • HT 550 Beverage Management (3)
  • HT 551 Hospitality Labor Relations (3)
  • HT 558 Hospitality Computer Applications (3)
  • HT 564 Casino Management (3)
  • HT 568 Principles of Tourism (3)
  • HT 602 Advanced Lodging Management (3)
  • HT 624 Hospitality Industry Training Systems (3)
  • HT 654 Club Management (3)
  • HT 655 Resort and Timeshare Management (3)
  • HT 661 Managed Services (3) HT 663 Special Events Management (3) 

See the catalog for more information about the courses and the requirements for a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism.