College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Retailing & Tourism Management

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Program Summary

Start Dates: 01/9/2019
08/27/2019
Credits required: 30
Cost per credit: $685

Dr. Scarlett Wesley

Director of Graduate Studies

Retailing and Tourism Management

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

102 Erikson Hall

Lexington KY 40506

(859) 257-7633

  • MS

Manage a clothing line, promote tourist destinations, develop small businesses, and plan memorable events as a graduate of our online Retailing and Tourism Management master’s degree (M.S.).  As a student in this program, you will develop the analytic and technical skills to advance your career.

Program Summary

Start Dates: 01/9/2019
08/27/2019
Credits required: 30
Cost per credit: $685

Display Your Passion

Designed for working professionals, this flexible, online program allows students to develop expertise in either  Hospitality, Management, and Tourism or Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles. Our graduates work for international companies like Nike and Abercrombie and Fitch. They also direct tourist organizations and own small business. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Use statistical analysis and other research methods to anticipate industry trends and respond to them.
  • Acquire expertise in areas like event planning, food service management, E-tailing, and merchandising.
  • Strategically address organizational problems as they arise, drawing on your new knowledge of historical developments in the field, theoretical and empirical research, and best practices.

Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher.

"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."

Dr. Vanessa Jackson

Chair of the Retailing and Tourism Management program

Contact

Dr. Scarlett Wesley

Director of Graduate Studies

Retailing and Tourism Management

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

102 Erikson Hall

Lexington KY 40506

(859) 257-7633

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.