The graduate program in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management is philosophically committed to the well-being of individuals in their immediate environment. The program is designed to meet individual student interests and career objectives.
After graduating, students have gone on to work in several different organizations and industries around the world! Click here to see where our alumni are impacting organizations and corporations in these service industries.
We groom our graduates to create a consumer experience that will make people want to come back... whether that is a hotel stay, dinner at a restaurant, or purchasing clothing or another product. Today it is about how fast the customer can get the product, the quality of the product or service, and what consumers experience throughout these transactions.
Chair of the Retailing and Tourism Management program
The graduate program leads to a Master of Science Retailing and Tourism Management with a formal option in HMT (Hospitality Management & Tourism) or MAT (Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles). The program is individualized to meet each student’s career interests using a combination of course work, independent study, and research experience. Coursework in RTM is selected to either the HMT (Hospitality Management & Tourism) or MAT (Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles) focus.
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
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