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
Sommelier sensation: Cappie Peete
HRTM infuses new recipes, produce into local schools
Serving up a winner at the USC Garden Grille
HRTM's Fang Meng weighs in on 2014’s best and worst states for summer road trips
USC, University of Aruba push forward in partnership
HRSM, Jason's Deli proving to be a winning combo
HRSM meets fashion and food in Paris
Expert analysis from Robert Li in Best and Worst Places to Travel in Summer 2014
HRTM programs land national rankings
On the Rise: Silver Spoon Bake Shop
DiPietro, Smoak win HRSM awards
HRSM students shine at Darlington and The Masters
Master sommeliers test HRTM students
McCutchen House open for Spring dining. Click here for menus.
FACULTY IN PRINT
DiPietro, R.B., & Campbell, J. (2014, in press).The Influence of Servicescape and Local Food Attributes on Pleasure and Revisit Intention in an Upscale Casual Dining Restaurant. Hospitality Review.
Bluffton, Heart of the Lowcountry: A Branding Study (Full Publication)
A Branding Study Conducted by Rawle Murdy, the SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development at the University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina Beaufort .
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.