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

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Earn a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism management on campus or online in one year from one of the Top 10 schools of hospitality and tourism management.

Accelerate your career with an advanced degree in the global field of hospitality and tourism management. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is home to world-renowned scholars, industry experts and impactful research centers that provide opportunities to get involved in cutting-edge research.

Program Highlights

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    Rigorous Curriculum

    Expect an engaging classroom experience whether you choose to earn your degree online or on campus.

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    Academic Excellence

    Learn at one of the nation’s Top 10 schools for the study of hospitality and tourism management.

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    Program Flexibility

    Enjoy the convenience of earning a hospitality and tourism management master’s degree at your own pace.

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    Track Options

    Choose from either research or professional tracks to match your specific career goals and objectives.

What You’ll Study

The program covers topics in business analytics, strategic leadership, marketing and social media, customer experience management, talent management and finance. Elective courses and field projects will let you tailor the degree to your interests, including international learning opportunities. Thesis and non-thesis tracks are available.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Customer Service

    Providing assistance and support to customers to ensure satisfaction with a product or service

    Event Planning

    Coordinating and managing all aspects of an event, including logistics, vendors and timelines

    International and Domestic Business

    Building relationships and conducting transactions across borders

  • Leadership

    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

    Hospitality Management

    Overseeing guest services, coordinating facility operations and implementing strategies for exceptional customer experiences

    Tourism Management

    Overseeing travel services, coordinating visitor experiences and implementing strategies to promote destination attractiveness and satisfaction

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Resort Manager
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Hotel Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Sales President for Travel Organizations

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Director of Operations
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Tourism Coordinator
  • General Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Assistant Clubhouse Manager

Average Alumni Salary

Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $105,436

Workplace Settings

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Food and Beverage
  • Travel

Employers of Alumni

  • University of South Carolina
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hammond School
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • The Heritage at Lowman Home

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

The amount of support from my peers, the faculty, and the staff that I have gained through my time here has been invaluable. They have consistently pushed, motivated and helped me to continue to succeed and to reach out to my network even when I was hesitant to do so.

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Is USC Right For You?

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