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The Business-Focused Hospitality Degree for HTM Managers.

Offered through the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the 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.

Through this one-of-a-kind-program you will:

  • Lead your organization through continual changes with advanced management and leadership skills.
  • Increase your personal competitiveness with cutting-edge skills in human resources, operations management, marketing and finance.
  • Focus on the real challenges of HTM with advanced critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
  • Drive business decisions through quantitative and data analysis.
  • Learn from leading researchers in hospitality management and gain real-world experience from experienced HTM managers.

An Industry Specific Degree That Fuels Your Career

Whether you’d like to advance your management career in the restaurant industry, work within a more complex, full-service hotel, or transfer to the corporate side of hospitality and tourism management (HTM), this program will fuel your career. Purdue is known for developing global leaders in HTM — you’ll be well equipped to meet the bigger challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Award-Winning Faculty Lead You To Success

The award-winning faculty in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are dedicated to providing you with an experienced-based education you can apply immediately to your career. This makes their focus on the learning themes of knowledge, and professional and personal growth both practical and effective.

Faculty make sure you possess the latest information to develop your leadership style as it applies specifically to the HTM industry — a niche market with its own set of values and challenges. You’ll ensure the health and growth of your organization through a new understanding of information literacy and research methods which allow you to think critically of business analytics, finance, marketing, and human resource management within the industry.

The faculty works hard to make certain you provide excellence in management, becoming part of the next generation of leaders who advance the professional standards and goals of hospitality and tourism management locally and globally.

A Business-Focused Curriculum for HTM Managers

The curriculum is designed to be experiential and project-orientated — tailored specifically to HTM managers with five years of professional experience and a minimum of three years of management experience.

There is a strong focus on the business side of the HTM industry, so you can solve the real daily challenges of working at an advanced level in this niche market. Learning with other professionals, you’ll apply your new knowledge immediately to your current position, getting you noticed as a qualified leader who’s ready to take the next step in their career.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
HTM 51200Leadership in Hospitality and Tourism(3 credit hours)
HTM 57100Economics of Travel and Tourism(3 credit hours)
HTM 50300Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis(3 credit hours)
HTM 54100Advanced Hospitality Accounting and Finance Systems(3 credit hours)
HTM 53600Advanced Service Management for Hospitality and Tourism(3 credit hours)
HTM 64200Advanced Personnel Systems in Restaurants, Hotels and Institutions(3 credit hours)
HTM 51100Hospitality Business Law and Risk Management(3 credit hours)
HTM 54200Strategic Revenue Management in the Hospitality Industry(3 credit hours)
HTM 53100Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 2(3 credit hours)
HTM 61200Management Challenge Analysis(3 credit hours)
HTM 59500Advanced Management Project(4 credit hours)

Please note: Course order is subject to change.

The Capstone Project
For graduation, you’ll complete a capstone project (HTM 595: Applied Management Project) based on a real-world HTM issue. In it, you’ll develop a project scope that may incorporate management, marketing, human resources and financial recommendations to address the issues presented.

Why Students Choose Purdue

Purdue faculty strives for excellence in teaching and the programs they develop, which is reflected in their numerous, top-level rankings.

#5 Most Innovative School
in the U.S. —
U.S. News & World Report 2021

9 Public University in the U.S. — Wall Street Journal/
Times Higher Education 2021

#7 Best Value School in the U.S. — Wall Street Journal/
Times Higher Education 202