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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  May 22, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

International Hospitality and Tourism Management, M.I.H.T.M.

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The M.I.H.T.M. program provides a comprehensive study of the many facets of international hospitality and tourism management. Students receive thorough training in the major functional areas of multinational organizations, with an emphasis on professionalism and sophistication in decision making. Flexibility both in curriculum and in degree requirements allows students to design a program of study tailored to their career goals.

Learning Outcomes

  •  Students will identify and diagnose business problems accurately and effectively, including management practices, accounting and financial management, operations, marketing, and strategic management.  
  •  Students will utilize theory learned in other courses to solve real-world business problems while applying and developing organizational leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. 
  •  Students will develop marketing strategies that utilizes analysis of information about customers, competitors, and the environment and are consistent with overall corporate mission and goals. 
  •  Students will understand the fundamental concepts and process of scientific research; examine viable research problems through survey research design, data collection, basic statistical techniques, and report write-up in a professional manner. 
  •  Students will utilize investment and financial analysis tools to accurately assess a firm s financial performance. 

Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

The M.I.H.T.M. curriculum consists of 36 semester hours of graduate credit in approved courses. Students may choose either a professional (nonthesis) or academic (thesis) option.

Professional (Nonthesis) Option (36 Hours)

Students choosing to enroll in the professional option must complete the 21 credit hours of required courses listed below and at least 15 credit hours of elective course work, pass a comprehensive written examination upon completion of all course work, and complete a work experience requirement that includes participation in management decision-making in a hospitality or tourism business environment.

Academic (Thesis) Option (36 Hours)

Students choosing to enroll in the thesis option must complete 21 credit hours of required courses listed below—including 6 credit hours of thesis preparation (HRTM 799 ) and at least 15 hours of elective course work and prepare and successfully defend a thesis.

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