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.
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:
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."
Chair of the Retailing and Tourism Management program
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
102 Erikson Hall
Lexington KY 40506
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.