The Master of Science in Hospitality Management at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) prepares future managers and executives in hospitality for areas of:
- Hotel and resort management
- Tourism and hospitality marketing
- Gaming and casino management
- Event design and production
- Venue management
- Restaurant management
- Restaurant entrepreneurship
The curriculum of this master's degree examines key issues and trends in the hospitality industry. Students may choose from three concentrations that allow them to specialize in specific areas of management and strategic decision-making. The program is designed to be completed in 18 months with all classes beginning after 5pm. Students are required to participate in a culminating consulting project with an industry partner and complete an internship or project.
Event Management Concentration
The Concentration in Event Management prepares students with the tools to reach their full potential in the fast-paced events industry. Through coursework and industry experience, students will learn the ins and outs of event management from the initial research stage to execution and evaluation. Graduates with no prior event experience will be well-equipped to take on a career in event management, while seasoned event professionals will come out of the program with the knowledge and skills to become a high-level event executive or operate their own business.
- Courses include: The Business of Event Management; Event Logistics and Risk Management; Legal Issues for Hospitality and Event Enterprises; and Effective Sales
Hospitality Operations Management Concentration
The Concentration in Hospitality Operations Management focuses on service excellence in hospitality businesses of every size and scope—from small independent operations to globally connected multi-site operations that transcend geographical boundaries. Students without prior hospitality experience will be well-equipped to pursue a career in operations management, while experienced professionals will gain the knowledge and skills to become a hospitality executive or operate their own business.
- Courses include: Hospitality Operations Management; Food and Beverage Management; Revenue Management and Hotel Analytics; and Hospitality Cost Control.
Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Concentration
The Concentration in Tourism and Hospitality Marketing enables experienced industry professionals to leverage and apply their knowledge of the hospitality sector to the issues impacting consumer preferences and advancements in technology. Graduates emerge equipped to build sustainable and responsive marketing programs for tourism and hospitality organizations.
- Courses include: Strategic Brand Management; Customer Relationship Management in Tourism and Hospitality; New Media and Distribution; and Entrepreneurial Thinking for Hospitality and Event Industries.
Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Minimum TOEFL: 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 79 (iBT) Minimum IELTS: 6.5 (Academic), General Training NOT Accepted