Hospitality and Tourism Management, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Required Courses
HTM 5112Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Education and Research2
HTM 5413Hospitality Human Resources Management3
or HTM 5323 Hospitality and Tourism Financial Managment
or HTM 5423 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Management
HTM 5513Hospitality Strategic Management3
HTM 5813Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism Administration3
REMS 5953Statistical Methods in Education3
or STAT 5013 Statistics for Experimenters I
Hours Subtotal14
Electives
Select 12 hours, 6 of which need to be HTM12
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hospitality and Tourism Information Technology
Seminar in Food Service Management
Seminar in Lodging Management
Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Special Topics in the Hospitality Industry
(Recommended Outside Elective Courses)
Accounting and Finance
Auditing and Assurance Services *
Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory I
Enterprise Resource Planning
MBA Financial Reporting
Valuation and Advanced Cost Management
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting-based Information Systems
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Emerging Enterprise Consulting
Imagination in Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
Human Resource Development
Management
Corporate and Social Responsibility *
Management and Organization Theory
Contemporary Management Topics
Seminar in Human Resource Management
Project Management
Leadership Challenges
Marketing
Marketing Management
Services Marketing
Entrepreneurial Marketing
International Marketing Strategy
Seminar in Consumer Behavior
Information and Technology
Advanced Application Development *
Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems *
Data Communication Systems *
Advanced Web Based Application Development
Information and Network Technology Management
Predictive Analytics Technologies
Hours Subtotal12
Thesis
HTM 5000Master's Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours32

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Required Courses
HTM 5112Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Education and Research2
HTM 5323Hospitality and Tourism Financial Managment3
HTM 5413Hospitality Human Resources Management3
HTM 5513Hospitality Strategic Management3
BADM 5513Fundamentals of Business Analytics3
HTM 5423Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Management3
Hours Subtotal17
Electives
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Select 15 hours, 9 of which must be HTM.15
Hospitality and Tourism Information Technology
Seminar in Food Service Management
Seminar in Lodging Management
Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Special Topics in the Hospitality Industry
(Recommended Outside Elective Courses)
Accounting and Finance
Auditing and Assurance Services *
Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory I
Enterprise Resource Planning
MBA Financial Reporting
Valuation and Advanced Cost Management
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting-based Information Systems
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Emerging Enterprise Consulting
Imagination in Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
Human Resource Development
Management
Corporate and Social Responsibility *
Management and Organization Theory
Contemporary Management Topics
Seminar in Human Resource Management
Project Management
Leadership Challenges
Marketing
Marketing Management
Services Marketing
Entrepreneurial Marketing
International Marketing Strategy
Seminar in Consumer Behavior
Information and Technology
Advanced Application Development *
Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems *
Data Communication Systems *
Advanced Web Based Application Development
Information and Network Technology Management
Predictive Analytics Technologies
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours32

Hospitality and Tourism Management Requirements

  • 50% of coursework must be in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM).
  • No fewer than 27 semester hours of 5000-level courses.
  • A student can only take a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study (HTM 5870).
  • All coursework must be approved by the committee.
  • A Hospitality Internship is required of all students (can be waived with appropriate industry experience by graduate admission committee).
  • Students may transfer a maximum of nine graduate credit hours with a grade of "B" or better to OSU with the approval of their advisory committee and the Dean of the Graduate College.
  • All requirements must be completed within 7 years. No course on plan of study may be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.
  • None of the leveling credit hours can be included in the plan of study.
  • If students take a HTM 4000-level course with a * as part of the plan of study, students must fill out a contract with the instructor for extra assignments.
  • If students take a HTM 4000-level course with a * as the leveling requirement, students do not need to fill out a contract with the instructor for extra assignments.
  • Students entering the MS degree program must have a BS/BA degree in hospitality and tourism management or a related field and relevant work experience. Prerequisite courses will be required for students with other degrees and limited professional experience.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level