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Hospitality & Retail Management

M.S. Hospitality and Retail Management <M.S. Hospitality and Retail Management
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Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management

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Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management

Stand out in the hospitality or retail industry by earning a Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management from Texas Tech University.

Prepare to be an industry leader with our Hospitality and Retail Management master's degree

The world's leading hotel, tourism, and retail employers actively seek to hire graduates of our hospitality and retail management master's program. The majority of our master's degree graduates have management jobs within months of graduation, or are admitted to a hospitality and retail management Ph.D. program.

Consistently ranked among the nation's top schools for hospitality and retail management, Texas Tech stands out for its first-rate faculty and professional polish. Our Hospitality and Retail Management master's degree provides you with the graduate training you need to compete successfully for the best jobs.

Our Hospitality and Retail Management master's degree stands out for its:

  • Faculty. You will work with content experts who have a passion for teaching.
  • Professionalism. At Texas Tech you will cultivate the organizational and leadership skills that employers seek in their management candidates.
  • Practical business focus. Our Hospitality and Retail Management degree emphasizes core business principles within the hotel, restaurant, and fashion merchandising industries. You will tackle real-world case studies, using actual data to investigate current trends and challenges in the industry.
  • Reputation. Texas Tech is a highly visible, highly valued brand among employers. Our Hospitality and Retail Management graduate students have achieved success in hotel management, event management, retail management, food service management, and corporate management roles.

Customize the Hospitality and Retail Master's Degree to Fit Your Career Focus

The master's degree in hospitality and retail management at Texas Tech offers two distinct career tracks.

The Professional Option prepares you for immediate employment as a corporate manager in the hospitality or retail industry. This option allows you to concentrate your master's degree studies in one of four specialties: Retail Management or Hospitality Management.

The Research Option offers superior preparation for a Ph.D. program, or for immediate employment as an industry analyst, college instructor, or researcher. You will conduct independent investigation and write a master's thesis to document your findings.

Regardless of which specialization you choose, you will work with outstanding faculty who have many years of experience in hospitality and retail management.

Hospitality and Retail Management Career Opportunities

The majority of the graduates from our master's degree program in Hospitality and Retail Management go directly into employment or a Ph.D. program.

Employers from across the country and around the world aggressively recruit our master's degree graduates. You will have opportunities to pursue careers such as:

  • Category manager
  • Trend analyst
  • Hotel manager
  • Corporate buyer
  • Corporate manager
  • Event manager
  • Food service manager

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