San Diego State University

College of Extended Studies

Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM)

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

This program is for individuals who are mid-level managers with 5 to 15 years of experience and who aspire to advance to the next level of leadership as a director, general manager, or CEO within a hospitality, recreation, or tourism organization or agency. And, experienced professionals who wish to continue their education while maintaining their current positions within the industry. This program focuses on the development of strategic leadership, analytical and administrative organizational skills specific to the hospitality and tourism industry in a context that we believe is unique. Benefits • Close the gap needed to move from basic leadership/managerial positions into complex leadership positions in national and multi-national organizations in this growing field • Prepare for the transition into positions requiring greater responsibility and accountability • Take advantage of a blended method of instruction using intensive, on-campus instruction complemented by online teaching and off-campus experiential activities/projects • Gain skills for the increasingly complex and demanding role of leading in the "memories" business • Innovate within your organization while developing your own skill set • Expand your ability to make a difference in the HTM marketplace • Enhance your self-confidence and sense of personal mastery • Become a leader in hospitality, recreation, and tourism organizations successfully into the 2020s and beyond


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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