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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized re… Read more

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

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University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Los Angeles, USA

The Master of Arts in Foodservice Management and Dietetics will prepare students to communicate principles and practices of lifespan nutrition related to health and longevity ... +

The Master of Arts in Foodservice Management and Dietetics will prepare students to communicate principles and practices of lifespan nutrition related to health and longevity as well as evaluate principles and practices related to wellness. At the end of this program, graduates will be able to implement best practices in personnel management related to foodservice systems and sit for the national Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (C.B.D.M.) Credentialing Exam. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
32 hours
English
Aug 2022
Campus
Online
 
ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara
Tlaquepaque, Mexico

In affinity with national and international efforts to combat the environmental impacts of the construction of the environment, this master's degree responds in an interdiscip ... +

In affinity with national and international efforts to combat the environmental impacts of the construction of the environment, this master's degree responds in an interdisciplinary way to the growing environmental and social deterioration to which urban spaces are exposed on a local, territorial, national and global scale. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Jul 2022
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

Master of Arts in Tourism Management In an unknown global climate, we need leaders in tourism and hospitality to spearhead change, adapt the way we understand business and dev ... +

Master of Arts in Tourism Management In an unknown global climate, we need leaders in tourism and hospitality to spearhead change, adapt the way we understand business and develop innovative processes to be successful and sustainable in the industry. During the Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program, you’ll learn firsthand from industry experts and experienced faculty members how to address the challenges facing today’s tourism and hospitality organizations. As part of your program, you’ll analyze innovative approaches to sustainable tourism, learn how to develop effective strategies for destination marketing and development, learn contingency planning and disaster management, practice corporate leadership skills, understand policy planning, explore the heritage and culture of tourism destinations and more. Choose from three new specialization options: Social Entrepreneurship, Disaster and Emergency Management or Sustainability to focus on your desired research area and complete your degree. The MATM is a two-year program and offered in two delivery formats – on-campus or a blended model – the MATM program is your ticket to make a difference in the global tourism industry. Program Description The global tourism industry demands passionate entrepreneurs and leaders with advanced, industry-specific training. The Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program is designed to help you fulfill that demand by empowering you to lead and adapt to change. If you have a passion for travel, sustainability, community development, culture or any other facet of the tourism industry, the MATM program can help you acquire the skills and experience to thrive in any number of exciting and highly rewarding career paths. With the support of industry experts, the MATM program equips you with leadership skills, advanced knowledge specific to tourism research, and immersive opportunities. Together these learnings help you to better understand and navigate current tourism trends. Together with your cohort, you’ll develop individual resiliency and strong collaboration within your learning community. The MATM program is built around three central themes: leadership, sustainable community development, and global understanding of travel and culture. The course content expands upon a conceptual foundation in the social sciences and business. These areas of academia help to enhance your personal development and provide unique insights into tourism, both as an adaptive economic engine and a global social instrument for change. A variety of engaging elective courses and specializations allow you to customize your educational journey and align it with your desired research interest and future career path. Learn the skills you need to respond, pivot quickly and lead change. You’ll examine real-life case studies that showcase different approaches to sustainable tourism development, engage with knowledgeable, highly experienced faculty and learn how to address workplace challenges within tourism and hospitality organizations. Our field-study invites you to apply your theoretical and applied learnings from your program in global communities. In addition, our internship option offers you the opportunity to build valuable industry experience both domestically and internationally. The MATM program is offered in two delivery models: on-campus or blended delivery that combines online learning with two one-week residencies on our stunning Victoria campus. If you’re unsure about committing to a master’s level program, Royal Roads also offers a Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management that fully ladders into the MATM program. You may be able to transfer previously earned credits from a RRU Graduate Certificate program. For more details contact an enrolment advisor. Who it’s for This program is for anyone with a tourism-related background who wants to obtain the skills, confidence and strategic vision to lead change in an exciting career in the global tourism industry. To learn more about the application requirements for the program visit our Program Admissions page. Key Features The Master of Arts in Tourism Management is a 36-credit program that covers a wide array of topics integral to your success in the highest levels of the tourism industry. The program, which combines team-based work and online learning, consists of six required courses, a range of electives courses, field studies, semester abroad opportunities, an optional internship, three optional specializations and three completion options. Field study The MATM on-campus program includes a field study to a world-renowned destination. During this trip, you’ll conduct field research on a topic of your choice while connecting with local agencies and experiencing the destination from a tourist’s perspective. This week-long trip includes both group activities and individual time to explore on your own. The field study is an optional component for our students in the blended MATM delivery. Please note, there’s an additional field trip cost associated with the field study. Internship As part of the MATM program, you’ll have the chance to develop valuable industry connections and experience during an optional 420-hour internship. Your internship is an opportunity to intimately explore a specific career path - either in Canada or abroad. Students are required to seek out their own internship positions however RRU staff and faculty support the search process through career learning and development workshops, community networking events and skill building. Learn how our Career Learning and Development office supports Royal Roads students. Specializations The MATM has three specialization options: Social Entrepreneurship, Disaster and Emergency Management or Sustainability. Selected due to areas of high demand in the market, these specializations allow you to personalize your learning experience, customize your program, and gain the knowledge and practical experiences in areas that interest you most. Learn more… Completion options You’ll be able to choose from three different program completion options: course-based, major research project (MRP) or thesis option. Both the major research project and thesis options are recommended if you’re considering pursuing a doctorate in the future. Course-Based: The course-based option includes the six required courses plus five elective courses that you’ll choose depending on your research interests. You’ll complete the program with a capstone course which consolidates your program. Through this completion option, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your learning by focusing on themes within the tourism and hospitality industry and expanding your consulting and entrepreneurial skill sets. Major Research Project (MRP): Following the six required courses, you’ll select three elective courses and complete a major research project. This research project integrates both theory and applied research. You’ll complete your project with guidance from a faculty advisor. An MRP includes 1) a paper 2) a video, spoken presentation, forum, or other approved presentation medium If you’re looking to apply your research learnings in your current workplace or if you’re interested in getting some applied project experience, this path is ideal for you. This completion option gives you an opportunity to deep-dive into a specific topic of interest. Thesis: In addition to the six required courses, you’ll choose two elective courses as well as develop a thesis. The thesis option requires approval from the program head. This approval process is in place to ensure you are committed to finishing the thesis within the duration of your program. You'll complete a comprehensive research paper which includes both primary and secondary research on a particular topic of interest. You’ll work with your faculty advisor to identify your topic, methodology, theoretical framework and appropriate literature. In addition, you’re required to select an academic committee and are expected to defend your thesis at the end of your program. Admission Requirements Standard Admission Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution, normally with a minimum admissions GPA of ‘B’ (3.00/4.33). At least two years of full-time work experience within the tourism or hospitality industry. Flexible Admission Under flexible admission, the combination of work experience, education, and professional development is assessed. Applicants must show evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a graduate level and have significant industry related experience. As a general guideline: Applicants with no post-secondary education would normally require a minimum of seven years of progressive work experience, three years of which would be in a leadership role. Applicants who have completed some post-secondary education (but who do not meet our 4-year degree requirement) will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis with greater emphasis placed on the quality and years of work experience. English Language Proficiency If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements Additional Recommendation(s) Academic writing skills are required for success in this program and an English composition course focused on academic writing is therefore recommended. The Academic Writing and Critical Thinking course offered through Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University meets this recommendation. Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Arts in Tourism Management program possess a broad range of applied technical, interpersonal, analytical, and advanced communication skills that transfer directly to entrepreneurial and management roles within the tourism industry. The curriculum focuses on developing skills across four broad areas: 1. Knowledge and Critical Thinking You’ll hone your critical thinking skills in applying interdisciplinary research to the study of tourism and hospitality, and you’ll learn to demonstrate integrity when collaborating with a diverse array of industry stakeholders. You’ll also learn how to effectively – and ethically – use research methods, concepts and theories to examine a range of challenges and solutions in the building of successful tourism organizations and destinations. 2. Global Awareness You’ll learn to evaluate the impact of both local and global affairs on tourism organizations and destinations, and you’ll develop innovative strategies for building personal, organizational and community resilience. You’ll leave this program with an acute understanding of the important role of tourism and hospitality professionals as responsible global citizens. 3. Effective Communications You’ll develop an arsenal of highly effective communication tools, including speaking, writing, listening and feedback skills. You’ll learn how to effectively gather and analyze information, and how to compile your research into written materials using the APA reference method. You’ll rely upon these skills in a number of situations you’ll face throughout your career in tourism and hospitality, including negotiation, conflict resolution, change management and networking. 4. Leadership and Collaboration Building on your existing leadership skills, you’ll learn sophisticated techniques to network more effectively, support collaborative decision-making, and foster mutual understanding in order to achieve both individual and team results. On a more personal level, you’ll acquire vital self-assessment and self-awareness skills that will lead to more positive and mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Careers The Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program opens the door to an array of exciting opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector, both locally and internationally. Graduates of the program hold management and executive-level positions within resorts, destination management organizations, inbound tourism companies, government agencies and more. Because a master’s degree is often required for attaining upper-level positions within the global tourism industry, many of our graduates find that combining their prior tourism industry experience with the academic credentials acquired in the MATM program is the key to unlocking their professional potential. The MATM program will enable you to explore a wide variety of rewarding career paths, including upper-level positions with hotels, resorts or cruise ship operators; professional consulting in the information technology or real estate sectors; leadership positions within destination, recreation or event management organizations; and myriad roles in other sectors such as government, finance, education and more. If you’re a passionate believer that tourism matters – in your community and around the globe – and you’re ready to take your career to the highest possible level, then the MATM program holds the key to unlock your potential. Courses ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity TRMNIP: Career Development TRMNOT: Orientation to Tourism Graduate Studies DEMN502: Foundations in Disaster and Emergency Management DEMN553: Disaster Response and Sustainable Recovery ENVP500: Developing a Sustainability Perspective IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management IHMN550: Research Methodology TRMN501: Tourism Leadership TRMN502: Critical Perspectives on Global Tourism TRMN503: Transforming Destinations TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management TRMN507: Responsible Stewardship: An Examination of Ethics in Tourism IHMN650: Strategic Planning for Tourism and Hospitality TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship TRMN640: Major Research Project TRMN680: Tourism Management Capstone TRMN690: Thesis TRMN692: Internship Financial Aid & Awards -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
16 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Florida International University
Miami, USA

Graduate students interested in conducting research in hospitality and tourism management research during graduate and post-graduate studies can choose the thesis track of the ... +

Graduate students interested in conducting research in hospitality and tourism management research during graduate and post-graduate studies can choose the thesis track of the Master of Science in Hospitality Management. This 33-credit program includes a three-credit thesis course and a three-credit elective. Research is typically conducted in the areas of hotel management, cruise management, tourism management and food and beverage management. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2023
01 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Draw conclusions about models and theories associated with hospitality and tourism in a global environment; and analyze, evaluate, and apply hospitality and tourism data from ... +

Draw conclusions about models and theories associated with hospitality and tourism in a global environment; and analyze, evaluate, and apply hospitality and tourism data from diverse sources in this dynamic degree program. With a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, you’ll be prepared for multiple mid-level service management and training director positions as you create and present new hospitality and tourism services through effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication. Graduates are ready to step into multiple service management and training director positions. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
Newark, USA

As a working professional in the hospitality industry, you recognize the need to sharpen your analytical skills and gain a wider strategic view so that you’re ready for a larg ... +

As a working professional in the hospitality industry, you recognize the need to sharpen your analytical skills and gain a wider strategic view so that you’re ready for a larger managerial role. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Vancouver, Canada

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management studies, which consists of 33 credits, is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners working as managers ... +

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management studies, which consists of 33 credits, is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners working as managers, entrepreneurs, educators or other professionals in business and industry. It is designed to provide a hospitality management education with an academically rigorous, yet flexible, program of study that meets the requirements for a professional master's degree. For working adults seeking to upgrade their professional skills to enhance their careers, the degree program increases analytical, managerial and leadership competencies and will provide graduates with the requisite preparation for career advancement in various hospitality-related professional areas. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
33 hours
English
Campus
 
University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Sarasota, USA

Do you want to play a vital role in addressing the changes and challenges in the hospitality industry? Would you like to hone your strategic and conceptual skills, technologic ... +

Do you want to play a vital role in addressing the changes and challenges in the hospitality industry? Would you like to hone your strategic and conceptual skills, technological abilities and become an even more effective communicator? If so, the MS in Hospitality Management degree offers you a variety of learning experiences through case studies, experiential learning, research projects and public, private and institutional partnerships to help you reach your career goals. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Purdue University Online
West Lafayette, USA

Purdue University's online Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is a business-focused hospitality degree designed to help managers with HTM industry e ... +

Purdue University's online Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is a business-focused hospitality degree designed to help managers with HTM industry experience rise to new levels. It provides the executive management, leadership and analytical skills you need to advance your career within the industry. -
MSc
Part-time
24 months
English
Online
 
Prescott College
Prescott, USA

As informed professionals, outdoor educators are critical thinkers who can support positive change in individuals, organizations, and society. Outdoor educators understand eco ... +

As informed professionals, outdoor educators are critical thinkers who can support positive change in individuals, organizations, and society. Outdoor educators understand ecological and human systems and help address some of the challenges facing society today, including health issues, environmental issues, social justice issues, and sustainability issues. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
American International University (Universidad Internacional de América)
Ciudad Victoria, Mexico

It is a program aimed at developing strategic thinking and equipping students with the management, leadership, and personal development techniques necessary for every executiv ... +

It is a program aimed at developing strategic thinking and equipping students with the management, leadership, and personal development techniques necessary for every executive in the tourism sector. All this in an international and multicultural context that allows you to enjoy the experiences of academics and professionals. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus
 
Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO))
Oaxaca, Mexico

Train graduates in Tourism and Sustainable Development competent, ethical, with an environmental, multicultural vision, intercultural and interdisciplinary, that intervene in ... +

Train graduates in Tourism and Sustainable Development competent, ethical, with an environmental, multicultural vision, intercultural and interdisciplinary, that intervene in the areas of Tourism, Sustainable Development, Administration, Management, promoting growth, development socioeconomic and cultural of the communities, through the design, administration, and implementation of tourism project sustainable, characterized by leadership, innovation, creativity in the areas of direction, management, management, supervision, training and promotion of sustainable tourism companies, which lead to a projection at the state, national and international. Achievements achieved through the implementation of an educational model focused on learning, the professional competencies approach the semi-flexible curriculum that includes professional practices, language learning, and community contact that provides social projection to the program. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus
 
California State Polytechnic University Pomona The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Pomona, USA

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree exposes students to advanced management concepts including accounting and finance, marketing, strategic managemen ... +

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree exposes students to advanced management concepts including accounting and finance, marketing, strategic management, human resources management, as well as qualitative and quantitative analytical skills as they pertain specifically to the hospitality industry. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Autonomous University of Nayarit
Tepic, Mexico

General objective: To train teachers of high academic-scientific level with an ethical attitude and social responsibility, capable of investigating and solving aspects related ... +

General objective: To train teachers of high academic-scientific level with an ethical attitude and social responsibility, capable of investigating and solving aspects related to the sustainable development of tourism, with a multi and interdisciplinary approach. -
MSc
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus
 
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alva, USA

In August 2020, NWOSU will begin offering a Master of Arts degree in Heritage Tourism and Conservation. This 32-hour program is designed to increase the knowledge base for stu ... +

In August 2020, NWOSU will begin offering a Master of Arts degree in Heritage Tourism and Conservation. This 32-hour program is designed to increase the knowledge base for students who are already employed in a conservation/tourism-based position and for students who want to work or establish a business within the conservation/tourism industry. The curriculum includes multidisciplinary coursework in the areas of history, sociology, communication, and conservation that culminates in an individualized project in an area of interest to each student. The aim is to prepare students to serve as leaders in existing and emerging areas of conservation/tourism and to make them more valuable and marketable to current and potential employers. -
MA
English
Campus