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Curriculum, Master's Degree in Hospitality & Tourism

We are no longer accepting applications for the master’s degree program in hospitality and tourism, but we continue to offer an MBA with a concentration in hospitality management. Please contact Jose Proenca at jproenca@widener.edu for more information.


The master of science in hospitality and tourism program requires the completion of 33 credits of coursework. Students can choose either the practical track or theoretical track.

Required Courses – Core Curriculum

(credits are in parentheses)

  • HT 501 Hospitality Operation Management (3)
  • HT 540 Managerial Accounting and Financial Management in Hospitality Operations (3)
  • HT 568 Tourism Systems (3)
  • HT 603 Contemporary Principles of Management and Leadership in a Service Culture (3)
  • HT 604 Strategic Human Resources in Hospitality Management (3)
  • HT 606 Strategic Marketing in the Hospitality Management (3)
  • HT 645 Issues and Trends in Hospitality and Tourism Management (3)

 

Practical Track 

  • HT 640 Hospitality Analytics (3)
  • HT 650 Strategic Management in Global Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HT Elective One (3)
  • HT Elective Two (3)

Theoretical Track

  • HT 555 Statistics (3)
  • HT 631 Research Methodology (3)
  • HT 698 Thesis I (3)
  • HT 699 Thesis II (3)

Hospitality Elective Courses

  • HT 502 Advanced Lodging Management (3)
  • HT 507 Applied Food Production Management (3)
  • HT 550 Beverage Management (3)
  • HT 551 Hospitality Labor Relations (3)
  • HT 556 International Tourism Management (3)
  • HT 564 Casino Management (3)
  • HT 624 Hospitality Industry Training Systems (3)
  • HT 654 Club 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.