Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is a business-focused hospitality degree designed to help managers with HTM industry experience rise to new levels. It provides the executive management, leadership and analytical skills you need to advance your career within the industry.
Whether you’d like to further your management career in the restaurant industry, work within more complex, full-service hotels, or transfer to the corporate side of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), our program is known for developing global leaders and will equip you to meet the bigger challenges and opportunities presented.
Through this one-of-a-kind-program, you will:
- Lead your organization through continual changes with advanced management and leadership skills.
- Increase your personal competitiveness with cutting-edge skills in human resources, operations management, marketing and finance.
- Focus on the real challenges of HTM with advanced critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
- Drive business decisions through quantitative and data analysis.
- Learn from leading researchers in hospitality management and gain real-world experience from experienced HTM managers.
Award-Winning Faculty Lead You To Success
The award-winning faculty in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are dedicated to providing you an experienced-based education you can apply immediately to your career. This makes their focus on the learning themes of knowledge, and professional and personal growth, practical and effective.
Faculty ensure you possess the latest information to develop your leadership style as it applies specifically to the HTM industry — a niche market with its own set of values and challenges. You’ll ensure the health and growth of your organization through a new understanding of information literacy and research methods which allow you to think critically of business analytics, finance, marketing, and human resource management within the industry.
Professional Skills/Personal Growth
This team of instructors uses their vast experiences in HTM to prepare you to manage complex organizations and shifting global markets. They increase your self-awareness and global perspective through cultural awareness and diversity, thereby improving your level of professionalism in leadership, communication, and critical thinking.
The faculty works hard to make certain you provide excellence in management, becoming part of the next generation of leaders who advance the professional standards and goals of Hospitality and Tourism Management locally and globally.
Challenging Career Opportunities Ahead
The leisure and hospitality sector is at the forefront of monumental growth — employment is projected to increase by one million jobs — from 14.7 million to 15.7 million between 2014 and 20241.
A Business-Focused Curriculum for HTM Managers
The curriculum is designed to be experiential and project-orientated — tailored specifically to HTM managers with five years of professional experience and a minimum of three years of management experience. There is a strong focus on the business side of the HTM industry, so you can solve the real daily challenges of working at an advanced level in this niche market. Learning with other professionals, you’ll apply your new knowledge immediately to your current position, getting you noticed as a leader who’s qualified to take the next step in their career.
The Capstone Project
You’ll complete a capstone project derived from a real-world HTM issue. In it, you’ll develop a project scope that may incorporate management, marketing, human resources and financial recommendations to address the issues presented.
#1 Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (Vol. 25, Iss. 2, 2013) A Longitudinal Study of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Programs.
Accelerate Your Career Today
To learn more about the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University, click here or call 877-497-5851 to speak with an admission’s advisor.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Monthly Labor Review, December 2015, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/industry-employment-and-output-projections-to-2024.htm.
*Currently the first start for the MS in HTM program is planned for January 2017. The program is still pending official review and approval, and the date(s) on which that review is completed will determine exact program rates and start dates.