Hospitality and Tourism Management - M.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications of the field. The program develops students' critical analysis skills, research ability and understanding of advanced hospitality and tourism issues. Graduates are prepared to successfully secure positions of leadership in industry or pursue a terminal degree in hospitality or tourism management.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • 3.000 GPA
  • Goal statement describing professional and research goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

Work experience in hospitality or tourism is preferred. For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Critically assess and discuss scientific research related to tourism and hospitality.
  2. Discuss and evaluate the social/economic, global/multicultural, operational and environmental issues facing hospitality and tourism management.
  3. Formulate professional attitudes and opinions related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
  4. Describe the major steps and critically assess the research process.
  5. Use, interpret and report scientific data.
  6. Disseminate original scientific research and/or professional vision in a hospitality and tourism setting.
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-MS-HTM]

Major Requirements
EVAL 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
HM 53025HOSPITALITY MARKETING 3
or SRM 56000 TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL
HM 63022CURRENT ISSUES IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT 3
HM 63026RESEARCH SEMINAR 1
EVAL 65510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 2-3
or MIS 64005 ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING
SRM 65041TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY REVIEW 3
SRM 65047GLOBAL ISSUES OF TOURISM TRADE 3
Culuminating Experience, choose from the following:6
Non-Thesis Option
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE
Thesis Option
THESIS I
THESIS I
Business Management Electives 13-6
Focus Area, choose from the following: 23-8
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND POLICY
HOSPITALITY MARKETING
HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HOSPITALITY FINANCIAL POLICY
FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
STRATEGIC HOTEL MANAGEMENT
HOSPITALITY MEETINGS MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION
SPORT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL
DYNAMICS OF LEISURE BEHAVIOR
ADMINISTRATION OF LEISURE SERVICES
PARK PLANNING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXERCISE, LEISURE AND SPORT
PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIAL BASES OF LEISURE AND SPORT
Other courses, as approved by faculty advisor
Minimum Total Credit Hours:35
1

In consultation with an advisor, students select 60000-level supporting courses from the College of Business Administration in one focus area, which may include marketing, financial management or human resource management.

2

These credits of coursework to be based on student’s professional goals and with advisor approval.