Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Hospitality and Tourism Management, Master of Science (MS)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply leadership principles to strategically manage in the diverse, labor intensive and continuously changing environment in which HT enterprises operate. 
  • Students will be able to explain how sustainable business practices impact internal and external HT stakeholders, and measure how their implementation impacts business results. 
  • Students will be able to explain how profit and revenue growth are linked with internal service quality and employee satisfaction, in a high-quality customer service system that implements the supportive processes needed for various HT enterprises. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, and use financial statements, ratios, and metrics to extract meaningful findings, measure performance, and formulate business decisions in the HT industry.  
  • Students will be able to develop a strategic marketing plan for an HT enterprise that includes internal marketing practices and addresses the unique characteristics of marketing HT services. 
  • Students will be able to explain ethical and legal principles as they relate to guest and employee safety, risk management, and human resource management in hospitality and tourism organizations. 

Related Links

Hospitality and Tourism Management, MS Program Page

Hospitality, Event Management, and Tourism Department Page

Hospitality and Tourism Management Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

HEMT 600Global Dynamics of Tourism3
HEMT 602Leadership and Management for Hospitality and Tourism3
HEMT 604Performance Management for Hospitality3
HEMT 618Financial Fundamentals for Hospitality and Tourism3
HEMT 620Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism3
HEMT 625Revenue Optimization for Hospitality and Tourism3
HEMT 630Service Management for Hospitality and Tourism3
HEMT 635Hospitality Business Law and Risk3
HEMT 642Meetings, Conferences, and Event Management3
HEMT 650Masters Project for Hospitality and Tourism3
Total Hours30

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9HTM