The mission of the School
of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) is to prepare
undergraduate and graduate students for challenging careers in the
hospitality and tourism industry, to conduct applied research that
impacts the hospitality and tourism industry on a global level, and
to provide professional and community service that promotes the
economic development of the state of South Carolina and throughout
The program provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes
courses in general education, business, and hospitality and tourism
management, combined with relevant operational and management
experience under the guidance and supervision of industry
professionals and program faculty.
The program prepares students for responsible citizenship roles in
business and society. It enables them to understand and apply the
concepts of problem-solving in general, and in organizational and
The HRTM faculty provide uncompromising individualized attention to
meeting the educational needs of our students, and assume very
active and influential roles in numerous professional organizations
at all levels. Our reputation in industry and academic circles will
increase with every graduating class. We are dedicated to making the
School of HRTM one of the leading professional programs in the
Fang Meng Selected to Serve on WTCF Expert Committee
HRTM's Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Sandy Strick, has been honored as one of the 2013 recipients of the Mortar Board Award for “Excellence in Teaching." Recipients of these awards are nominated by students that have been motivated, enlightened and inspired by their faculty.
In 1988, the Mortar Board Honor Society began acknowledging professors for their achievements and dedication and who had contributed significantly to student success. Excellence in teaching is the single criterion necessary to be nominated for the award.
Chef Joel Reynolds receives CEC certification
McCutchen's “Almost World Famous”
Tomato Pie Research Study Conducted
--Robin B. DiPietro
Tourism research center takes flight
For HRTM student Jenny Troutman, getting involved is what fuels her future. More...
Eta Sigma Delta USC Chapter Announces Class of 2013
Students join prestigious international honor society for hospitality and tourism professionals
HRSM students get into the swing at the Masters
USC professor named among world's top hospitality researchers
Dental Hygienist changes careers, becomes USC’s top tourism and hospitality student
USC students learn fire safety at McCutchen House restaurant
USC tourism director Dr. Rich Harrill speaks at SC Great Outdoors launch
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USC's Rich Harrill to speak at South Carolina Statehouse on Jan. 9
McCutchen House professors serve expertise in living laboratory
Podcast: Tourism professor Dr. Simon Hudson discusses new SC Tourism Incubator
Faculty members take teaching, research abroad
Hyatt Hotels recognizes HRSM Hospitality Management student
Simon Hudson's 50th peer-reviwed article accepted for publication
Hudson, S. (Accepted). Knowledge exchange: A destination perspective. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, Vol. 2 No. 3.