Temple University

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM)

Address:

1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) prepares future managers and executives in tourism and hospitality for areas of:

  • Hotel and resort management
  • Tourism and destination marketing
  • Gaming and casino management
  • Event design and production
  • Venue management
  • Restaurant management

The MTHM curriculum examines key issues and trends in the tourism and hospitality industry. Students may choose from two 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.

 

Concentrations

Hospitality Operations Concentration
The Hospitality Operations concentration is designed to introduce students to contemporary sectors of the hospitality industry in order to enhance their operational skills to be a highly effective operations manager.

The concentration welcomes those who have a degree in an unrelated field and have no, or minimal, experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. The diverse hospitality industry creates endless career possibilities beyond the traditional sectors of lodging and restaurant operations and welcomes career changers.

With a collective focus on providing service excellence, hospitality related businesses extend from small, independent operations to globally connected, multi-site operations that transcend geographical boundaries. The Hospitality Operations concentration addresses all of those industry specifics.

Students are encouraged to choose electives and an internship or project that focus on the development of their skills in an area of their interest. By graduation, students are prepared to segue seamlessly into working full-time in a management position for a hospitality organization.

Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Concentration
The Tourism and Hospitality Marketing concentration allows experienced industry professionals to capitalize on their operational knowledge of the hospitality sector and apply it to issues confronting executive decision-makers within the industry.

With a competitive global landscape, evolving consumer preferences, and advancements in technology, the tourism and hospitality industry is changing at a rapid pace. This has significant implications for effective marketing decision making, and the Tourism and Hospitality Marketing concentration is designed to explore the unique and diverse marketing challenges presented to organizations in this industry.

Our graduates are at the forefront of building sustainable and market-responding organizations in tourism and hospitality. Students in this concentration have experience in the tourism and hospitality industry because of an undergraduate degree in a similar or related field, or having worked extensively in the industry. This concentration is designed for those who want to pursue a career in tourism and hospitality marketing, and students are encouraged to choose electives and an internship or project that focus on the development of these skills.

Accreditation:

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.

International Student Requirements:

Minimum TOEFL: 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 79 (iBT) Minimum IELTS: 6.5 (Academic), General Training NOT Accepted

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,096/$1,245 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City