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
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
Harrill named acting director of USC’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Hosts Spring 2012 GM Panel
“If you want it to, the hospitality industry will show you the world.” – Brent R. Gresham
“The hospitality industry is very saturated and competitive right now. Experiences such as internships and volunteer work will continue to set you apart.” – Tony Tam
“It’s fascinating the variety of people you’ll meet working in the hospitality industry – you’ll never meet a stranger.” – Ryan Tilden
One Happy Island! HRSM researcher blogs about Aruba/USC project.
Join Dr. Rich Harrill as he celebrates all things Aruban while working on a collaborative project between USC and the University of Aruba. The goal of the project is to develop an academic program that will allow students and faculty to experience and explore the Caribbean as a natural tourism lab and learn first-hand about life in a world-famous resort destination. Rich will be posting photos of the program in the coming months. For Rich's blog, click here.
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Li who was recognized as a "Rising Star" for scholarly pursuits, scientific inquiry, and passion for teaching. Read his story at www.sc.edu/rising_stars
The Lodging Lecture Series was developed by Instructor Kiran Shah and Professors Sheryl F. Kline and Brumby McLeod in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at the University of South Carolina as a way to better prepare students for their futures in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries, and to introduce them to successful individuals in their general fields of interest. For more information, click here.
Global Connections...In China! Catherine Moore. More...
Ever wondered what it would be like to have your entire college experience filmed? Welcome to the world of HRTM student, Kaylee Crane...
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