Philadelphia, PA
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Overview

Temple University's School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a comprehensive public research university with a diverse learning environment and global reach. With seven campuses in the state and two international campuses, Temple is widely recognized for its strong alumni network and partnerships with industries and organizations that routinely recruit its graduates for career opportunities.

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University is the largest provider of tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation management programs in the greater Philadelphia region, as well as the area's largest provider of talent for those industries. The Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) has emerged as one of the nation's premier graduate programs for current and future managers within the tourism and hospitality industry. Some 90% of its graduates are placed in mid- to high-level executive management careers even before graduating.

Since STHM was founded in 1998, the school has evolved from six faculty members and 120 students, to 24 faculty, 20 staff, over 1,000 students, two internationally recognized research centers, and over one million dollars in externally funded grants and projects.

Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management Overview

The Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) leverages the region's thriving hotel, casino, restaurant and tourism industries, providing students with exceptional opportunities to apply coursework to real-world industry cases. Two concentrations allow students wishing to enter the industry, and experienced professionals looking to grow within it, the opportunity to collaborate with distinguished scholars and industry leaders to become talented managers and executives.

Students complete a 36-credit curriculum comprising SHTM core courses and required coursework in the Fox School of Business, as well as a summer internship and a culminating consulting project with an industry partner.

The MTHM program may be completed in 18 months, with all courses scheduled after 5pm allowing students to keep fulltime employment or pursue internships and assistantships during regular business hours. Students may do the coursework at their own pace and design an individualized graduation plan with an advisor. Students must complete the program within four years.

Optional Concentrations

The hospitality operations management concentration prepares students who have a degree in an unrelated field, and minimal experience in the hospitality industry, for fulltime management roles. Its focus is on service excellence in hospitality businesses of every size and scope -- from small independent operations to globally connected multi-site operations that transcend geographical boundaries.

Courses include Gaming and Casino Management; Hospitality Operations Management; Meeting, Conference, and Event Management; and Revenue Management and Hotel Analytics.

The tourism and hospitality marketing concentration allows experienced industry professionals to apply their operational knowledge of the hospitality sector to the issues impacting consumer preferences and advancements in technology in a competitive and rapidly changing global landscape. Graduates emerge equipped to build sustainable and responsive marketing programs in tourism and hospitality organizations.

Courses include Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality; Strategic Brand Management; Customer Relationship Management; and New Media and Distribution.

Accomplished Faculty

Dr. Ceridwyn King recently served as head of marketing for the Conrad Jupiters Hotel and Convention Center in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and as marketing services manager of the Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast. Her research focuses on service management, with an emphasis on the internal stakeholder's role in realizing marketing strategies to create competitively sustainable service experiences. To date, she has published 13 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Xiang (Robert) Li is the author and co-author of over 100 publications, including many appeared in top-tier tourism, business, leisure, and hospitality journals. Dr. Li serves on the editorial boards of more than ten journals and book series, including the Journal of Travel Research, and Journal of Leisure Research. To date, he has been awarded over $1.14 million in research funding. His clients include the United State Department of Commerce / Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI), China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), the United States Travel Association (UST, formerly TIA), and the National Tour Association (NTA), as well as numerous destination marketing organizations and companies. His research on China and Japan outbound tourism and destination marketing has been cited by a number of American and international media, such as USA Today, Time, Las Vegas Sun Times, The Globe and Mail, and China Daily.

Dr. Aubrey Kent, is Associate Dean of STHM, was the founding director of the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC). SIRC is a collaborative research network providing innovative marketing and management strategies to enhance the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of sporting events.


Location & Contact


Contact Info
Dr. Ceridwyn King
Assistant Professor & Director of Programs in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone: 215-204-8701
Fax: 215-204-8705

Contact Info
Michael J Usino
Senior Associate Director of Recruitment
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone: 215-204-3103
Fax: 215-204-8705

Degrees & Awards


Programs Offered:
Offers Hospitality Operations (MTHM); Tourism And Hospitality Marketing (MTHM).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Thesis Optional, Internship OR Project.
Degree Program Information:
Part-Time And Evening/Weekend Programs Available.

Admissions


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE General Test, GMAT, Or MAT, Bachelor???S Degree Or Equivalent With 3.00 CGPA, 500-Word Essay, 2 Letters Of Recommendation, Resume. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL (Minimum Score 550 Paper-Based; 79 Ibt), IELTS (Minimum Score 6.5).
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 3/1 Priority Date For Domestic Students, 1/15 For International Students; For Spring Admission, 8/15 Priority Date For Domestic Students, 6/30 For International Students. Applications Are Processed On A Rolling Basis.
Application Fee:
$60
Student Statistics:
57 Applicants, 58% Accepted, 8 Enrolled.

Student Body


Student Population:
23 Full-Time (21 Women), 4 Part-Time (2 Women); Includes 1 Minority (Asian American Or Pacific Islander), 22 International.

Faculty


Faculty:
10 Full-Time (3 Women), 3 Part-Time/Adjunct (0 Women).

Financial Aid


Financial Aid:
In 2013&Ndash;14, 1 Research Assistantship With Full Tuition Reimbursement (Averaging $18,000 Per Year) Was Awarded. Financial Award Application Deadline: 3/1; Financial Award Applicants Required To Submit FAFSA.

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