M. S. in Hospitality Management

Students earning a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management view themselves as global employees who have the core competencies and a global perspective required for effective business interactions. As the industry demand for graduates of hospitality management programs increases, the need for quality education in the field continues to grow.

The 36 credit-hour Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management offers an integrated program of study focusing on the management of products, services, and experiences in a consumer-driven global market. Courses are taught by knowledgeable and helpful faculty members who are actively involved in research involving hospitality operations, legal and regulatory aspects, marketing of hospitality services, sustainability, curriculum development, information technology, and global consumer issues impacting the hospitality industry.

Effective leaders are developed through core competencies including solving complex problems, generating new knowledge, communicating effectively, and creating new product and business strategies. Graduate coursework in areas such as research methods and applications, service excellence, global tourism, restaurant development, and hotel operations prepare students for careers in lodging management, restaurant management, resort management, and tourism management. In addition to developing management specialists, the program provides education for academic careers in teaching hospitality management.

Students may pursue a Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option. In addition, a 100% online M.S. in Hospitality Management is available to off-campus students. Students may also pursue a 54 credit-hour dual degree, MS/MBA in Hospitality Management. Furthermore, students can pursue Graduate Academic Certificates in Hospitality Management and Event Management.

Program Learning Objectives

Upon graduating with a Master of Science in Hospitality Management, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, apply, and assess knowledge of theoretical constructs pertaining to the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate the principles of critical thinking and decision-making when evaluating complex issues within the hospitality management arena.
  • Identify technical aspects of the hospitality industry.
  • Apply the processes involved in hospitality management research.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, communication, and leadership skills needed for (1) managerial positions in the hospitality industry, and/or (2) advancement toward a terminal degree.
Hospitality Management Graduate Thesis Option

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Hospitality Management Graduate Non-Thesis Option

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MS in Hospitality Management Online

Key employees in hospitality management need to view themselves as global employees who have the core competencies and a global perspective required for effective business interactions. As the industry demand for graduates of hospitality management programs increases, the need for quality education in the field continues to grow.

 

The Master of Science degree in hospitality management offers an integrated program of study focusing on the management of products, services, and experiences in a consumer-driven global market. Courses are taught by knowledgeable and helpful faculty members who are actively involved in research involving hotel operations, legal and regulatory aspects, cost containment, eco-tourism, curriculum development, and consumer issues impacting the hospitality industry.

 

Effective leaders are developed through core competencies including solving complex problems, generating new knowledge, communicating effectively, and creating new product and business strategies. Graduate coursework in research methods, research applications, service excellence, global tourism, restaurant development, and hotel operations prepare students for careers in lodging management, restaurant management, resort management, and tourism management. In addition to developing management specialists, the program provides training for academic careers in teaching hospitality management.

 

DUAL MS/MBA DEGREES in Hospitality Management

Why an MS/MBA in Hospitality Management?

The hospitality management industry require effective leadership in the dynamic global marketplace. Hospitality management professionals need to understand the comprehensive process from product innovation through consumer satisfaction. This requires logical thought processes such as problem solving, decision making, and resource management. Likewise, the MBA is an important credential for success in the hospitality industry, leading to critical thinking, decision-making skills and leadership skills. Take advantage of the College of Merchandising and Hospitality Management (CMHT) and College of Business (COB) relationship which allows a student to earn two degrees MS and MBA in a total of 54 credit hours.

 

What are the benefits of an MS/MBA in Hospitality Management?

  • Become an expert in both business principles and hospitality management practices.
  • Develop competencies in creative and critical analyses that lead to the delivery of marketable products and services to highly competitive consumer-driven global markets.
  • Enhance career potential for upper-level positions in businesses where the core competencies focus on merchandising and hospitality management.
Hospitality Management and Event Management Graduate Certificates

What is a graduate certificate?
The College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism offers three 12-hour graduate certificates which will provide access to the knowledge, experiences, research skills, and critical analysis offered at the graduate level. In addition, the certificates will provide the recipients with credible documentation of the body of knowledge that they have gained at the University of North Texas.

 

Who is suited for a graduate certificate?

  • Students who may not be able to or interested in completing a 36-hour degree program.
  • Working professionals with time and place constraints who need some re-tooling and updating in their fields.
  • Company-supported employees who seek advanced education to meet professional development requirements for periodic reviews and/or promotion.
  • Geographically-isolated individuals who do not have access to advanced education in merchandising and hospitality management.

What are the benefits of a graduate certificate?
The graduate certificate program will provide the following benefits:

  • Understand the complexities of two diverse and growing sectors of international commerce: merchandising (manufacturing, wholesale, retail) and hospitality industries.
  • Develop tools that will assist in the complexities of event management in either the merchandising or hospitality area.
  • Develop skills in critical analysis of data and information resources that are used in decision making.
  • Examine merchandising/hospitality management strategies that build service, product, and profit capabilities of a business.
  • Interpret current trends in merchandising/hospitality industries with application to specific company objectives within the industry.
  • Examine the impact of technology on consumer demand, company growth, and resource management in merchandising/hospitality industries.
  • Propose solutions to merchandising/hospitality issues and concerns in the areas of product development, service, and/or resource management.
  • Evaluate performance of merchandising/hospitality businesses in areas of service, product, technology, and/or resource management.
  • The competencies gained may enhance career potential and professional development.

 

What is the delivery format?
Courses are offered as either resident instruction or online via Blackboard. The distributed learning format may have high appeal to the working professionals who may be limited by time or geographic location. Resident CMHT graduate classes are scheduled in evenings to meet the needs of nontraditional students.

 

Will a graduate certificate count toward a graduate degree?
Certificate students who choose to continue in a degree program are required to meet all the requirements of students seeking a degree in the College. Satisfactory work on graduate courses for the certificate may be applied in a degree program upon advisement of the graduate program coordinator, department chair, and student’s major professor (selected if pursuing an M.S. degree).

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