The School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management offers a program leading to the Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management (MIHTM). The MIHTM is a professional program designed to prepare students for advanced careers in the global hospitality and tourism industry. Students best suited for the program are career-directed individuals with previous management experience who have a global perspective. Graduated of these programs often seek mid to upper level management.
The MIHTM program provides a comprehensive study of the many facets of international hospitality and tourism management. Students receive thorough training in the major functional areas of multinational organizations, with an emphasis on professionalism and sophistication in decision making. Flexibility both in curriculum and in degree requirements allows students to design a program of study tailored to their career goals.
The Ph.D. in Hospitality Management (Ph.DHM) prepares students for various positions such as faculty at universities and hospitality/tourism researchers in government agencies, or private sectors.
This program of study provides students with the opportunity to generate significant industry-specific knowledge through exposure to and participation in the highest levels of academic research. The Ph.D. program requires 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree, including 13 hours devoted to original dissertation research. To complete the Ph.D. degree program, a student must successfully complete a comprehensive exam, propose and complete a dissertation study, and successfully pass a final examination on the dissertation administered by the student’s advisory committee.