Online Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management — Career Outlook

The Hospitality and Tourism (HTM) industry is fast-paced and ever-changing. To succeed in a leadership position or to manage a global organization, you need an advanced understanding of human resources, data analysis, operations management, marketing, and finance as they relate to HTM.

Purdue’s online MS in Hospitality and Tourism Management gives you the experiential knowledge to advance your career within these industries:

  • Restaurants
  • Food service
  • Hotels
  • Destination Management
  • Event Management

Professionals in the leisure and hospitality sector are experiencing rapid growth. The leadership abilities and advanced HTM business skills you gain with the MS in HTM degree are in high demand — employment is projected to increase by 1 million jobs, to almost 15.7 million — between 2014 and 2024.1

Use your degree to leverage this growth — step up and confidently lead a complex HTM establishment or excel in an executive position — earning top dollar within the industry while you continue to step your way up to the C-suite level.

TitleMedian salaryHigh Salary
Restaurant Manager$50,172$67,738
Regional Restaurant Manager$86,669$114,780
Hotel Manager$100,665$158,644
Chief Operating Officer$434,631$654,241
Chief Executive Officer$745,170$1,102,394


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To learn more about the online 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.

In addition to the online degree program, Purdue also offers the program on campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2Salary data provided by as found on