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Hospitality and Tourism Management, MSHTM

Offered in: CHICAGO

The Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management:
World-Class Education in a World-Class City

No better place exists to learn this industry than the Chicago metropolitan area with its wealth of world-class hotels and restaurants and its rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation. With offices overlooking several of Chicago’s major tourism destinations the School offers the only graduate program in Illinois preparing students for management and leadership careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management helps students develop and enhance professional leadership abilities, technical and research skills, and career opportunities through a blend of theory and practice. Theoretical areas of study include management theory and practice, operations analysis, organizational and leadership development, cultural diversity, and research methods. Professional areas of study include lodging management; food and beverage management; meeting, convention, and exhibition management; and other elective courses in hospitality and tourism, business, or training and development. Through intensive study, students engage in creative problem solving and apply research methods to issues and trends in the industry.

The ideal candidate for the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Roosevelt University is the management professional with significant industry experience, an individual who seeks an opportunity to develop professional competencies through a graduate program in the field. Such an individual may have an undergraduate degree in hospitality management, business, or in a related field. The graduate program also allows individuals seeking positions within hospitality management education to develop skills and understanding required in adult education. An interested professional whose credentials may differ from the background suggested as ideal may qualify for admission by enrolling in selected prerequisite courses prescribed by the graduate advisor.

Requirements

The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree requires successful completion of at least 30 semester hours of graduate-level course work, including five core courses, one or more of the hospitality department's graduate seminars, 400-level electives, and a graduate thesis or master’s project, a total of 10 graduate-level courses. The selection of seminar(s) is based on the student’s academic and professional objectives.

Core Courses

  HOSM 400 Issues and Trends in Hospitality and Tourism Industry Management .....3
  HOSM 410 Applied Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism Management .....3
  HOSM 420 Management Theories and Practices in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry .....3
  HOSM 430 Operations Analysis .....3
  HOSM 440 Organizational Development, Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity .....3

Electives

  Three 400-level HOSM courses chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor .....9

Seminars (select one)

  HOSM 450 Graduate Seminar in Food and Beverage OR .....3
  HOSM 460 Graduate Seminar in Lodging OR .....3
  HOSM 470 Graduate Seminar in Meeting and Event Management .....3

Thesis or Project (select one)

  HOSM 490 Research Thesis in Hospitality and Tourism Management OR .....3
  HOSM 499 Master's Project in Hospitality and Tourism Management .....3

A student who has not completed a thesis or other final project must maintain continued registration during fall and spring semesters until completion of the project by registering for the appropriate zero-credit course (course number followed by “Y“). Students who have not maintained continuous registration for thesis or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation.