Hospitality and Tourism Management, M.S.

Program Type:
Online Master
College:
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
33
Credits Required

This graduate program enables students to build on their strengths and interests, broadens their knowledge of the industry, sharpens their management skills, and incorporates their professional and extracurricular experiences.

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management candidates are especially attractive hires for hospitality and tourism organizations around the globe. The ideal candidate:

  • Is a professional working in a position related to hospitality, tourism or events.
  • Holds an undergraduate degree in hospitality, business management, or a related discipline.
  • Understands that advanced educational training is required to be competitive in a thriving hospitality, tourism and event industry.

The Rosen College Advantage

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management aims to provide students with an outstanding graduate hospitality management educational experience and serve other stakeholders with continuing education, research, and service.

  • Leader of hospitality education for over 30 years.
  • World-renowned faculty with industry and research experience represent more than 15 countries.
  • A comprehensive and flexible hospitality and tourism management curriculum is offered in person, online or as mixed mode which enables you to customize your learning around your schedule and budget.
  • Many graduates rise to senior management in 2 to 3 years.
  • Network with rapidly growing alumni base of 6,300 Rosen College graduates worldwide.
  • Faculty are editors of top academic journals including International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and the Journal of Destination Marketing & Management.
  • Located in Orlando – the heart of one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, which welcomes 60 million visitors each year.
  • Home of Florida’s first stand-alone Ph.D. program in hospitality management.

Your Graduate Experience

  • Customize your degree program with your preferred blend of in-person, online or mixed-mode classes.
  • Engage in a diverse, balanced curriculum of academic and practical coursework.
  • Immerse yourself in a dynamic and innovative learning environment where you will benefit from the experiences, networks and research interests of our world-class faculty and industry partners.
  • Join a collaborative community where students learn from peers, alumni, faculty and practitioners.
  • Benefit from a curriculum endorsed by industry stakeholders.
  • Take advantage of a world-class location for hospitality and event professionals in Orlando’s epicenter of global tourism.

Courses

The Hospitality and Tourism Management MS program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. 18 credit hours are required core courses with the remaining 15 credit hours to be selected from a range of electives. You can complete your degree either fully online or face-to-face, or customize it through a mix of both to fit your schedule and budget.

Required Courses

  • HMG 6245:  Managing Hospitality and Guest Services Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • HMG 6477:  Financial Analysis of Hospitality Enterprises (3 credit hours)
  • HMG 6596:  Strategic Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credit hours)
  • HMG 6228:  Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources (3 credit hours)
  • HMG 6585:  Data Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism Research (3 credit hours)
  • HMG 6296:  Hospitality/Tourism Strategic Issues (3 credit hours) (Capstone course)

Application Requirements

Admission is now open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must apply online. Students must submit all required material by the established deadline.  Materials received after the established deadline may not be considered.  Admission is restricted each semester to individuals showing high promise of success in postgraduate studies. In addition to the requirements noted below, other indicators of promise include the applicant’s extracurricular activities, work experience, job responsibilities and leadership experience, which will be considered in making admissions decisions.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended
  • Goal statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The GRE/GMAT is not required, however, the Admissions Committee may ask for the GRE/GMAT to strengthen a candidate’s application package

Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

The UCF Rosen College has established a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (iBT), 220 (Computer), or 560 (Paper).   Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 6.5 or higher as an equivalent.

For applicants with undergraduate majors in Hospitality Management or Business Administration, there will be no undergraduate course prerequisites, provided they have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher.

For industry professionals with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Hospitality Management or Business Administration, the following three undergraduate courses are required to be completed with a grade of “B” or higher within the first year of course work in the program:

  • HFT 3431:  Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting (no)
  • HFT 3540:  Guest Services Management (yes)
  • HFT 4295:  Strategic Management in Hospitality Industry (yes)

These students would also have to have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher within the first year of course work in the program.

For applicants with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than Hospitality Management or Business Administration and no significant hospitality industry experience, the following five undergraduate courses are required to be completed with a grade of “B” or higher within the first year of course work in the program:

  • HFT 1000:  Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry (yes)
  • HFT 3540:  Guest Services Management (yes)
  • HFT 4295:  Strategic Management in Hospitality Industry (yes)
  • HFT 2401:  Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting (no)
  • HFT 3431:  Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting (no)

These students would also have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher within the first year of course work in the program.

Application Deadlines

Standard application deadlines apply for admission to this certificate.

Please note: Some of the required prerequisite undergraduate courses may not be offered online by UCF.  Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. More information is available here.

For further information contact:

Alan Fyall, Ph.D.
Graduate Programs Director
407.903.8808
alan.fyall@ucf.edu

Kathy King
Graduate Programs Coordinator
407.903.8024
kathy.king@ucf.edu

You are also welcome to visit: http://hospitality.ucf.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/

Application Deadlines
Domestic International
Fall: Jul 15
Spring: Dec 1
Summer: Apr 15
Fall: Jan 1
Spring: Jul 1
Summer: Nov 1

Tuition & Fees

$327.32

Tuition Per Credit

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$1151.72

Tuition Per Credit

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Career Opportunities

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  • conventions manager
  • events manager
  • hotel general manager
  • marketing director
  • purchase director
  • restaurant general manager
  • tourism bureau employee
  • tourism organization employee
  • travel agent