Texas Tech University

Online Hospitality and Retail Management Master's Degree

Online M.S. in Hospitality and Retail Management

Texas Tech's New Online Hospitality and Retail management master's program is designed to further develop working professionals who are looking to advance their skills and advance their careers. Students will gain first-hand experience and develop skills in the areas of:

  • retail & hospitality industry research
  • corporate buying
  • category management
  • sales & cost control
  • event planning & management
  • visual merchandising
  • hotel management
  • restaurant & foodservice management
  • tourism

Program Format

Learn from one of the nation's top Hospitality and Retail Management online master's programs, fully online

Consistently ranked among the nation's top hospitality and retail graduate programs, Texas Tech stands out for its expert faculty, networking and professional connections. Our Hospitality and Retail Management master's students have the opportunity to make a global impact on consumer experiences, in retail, hospitality, and tourism through:

  • Category management
  • Space Planning
  • Operations
  • Leadership

Students in the online retail master's program at Texas Tech will:

  • Have access to faculty who are industry experts in retail and hospitality management.
  • Join a passionate campus community steeped in tradition and student excellence.
  • Grow your organizational and leadership skills that top employers require in the hospitality and retail management field.
  • Receive a degree from a highly visible, highly valued brand among employers and industry leaders. Our Hospitality and Retail Management graduate students have achieved success in hotel management, event management, retail management, food service management, and corporate management roles.

Flexible and customizable online Hospitality and Retail master's degree that fits your schedule

The master's degree in hospitality and retail management offers two flexible career tracks.

The Professional Option is tailored to equip you with skills to excel as a professional in the hospitality or retail industry. This non-thesis track provides a practical business focus, emphasizing core business principles within the hotel, restaurant, retail, and fashion merchandising industries. You will tackle real-world case studies, using actual corporate data to investigate current trends and challenges in the industry.

The Research Option offers superior preparation for a Ph.D. program, or as an industry analyst, college instructor, or researcher. You will conduct independent research 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. The online master's degree is open for Spring 2023. Online classes will be offered in half-term sessions. Two or more courses will be offered each semester.

Hospitality and Retail Management Career Opportunities

Most graduates from the online master's hospitality and retail management degree program receive industry job offers before graduation.

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 graduates receive industry job offers before graduation. Many graduates from the master's program go on to pursue their Ph.D.

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

  • Retail Store Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Corporate Buyer
  • Category Manager
  • Resort Director
  • Event Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Retail Supervisor 
  • Director of Operations
  • Sales Director

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