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Penn State’s Master of Science in Hospitality Management (M.S. HM) is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in an academic or research area within the dynamic field of hospitality, as well as those who plan to take their education to the highest level possible with a doctoral degree.

The M.S. HM program will help you develop solid, graduate-level research skills through coursework that is largely customized to your area of interest and academic and professional background. You’ll have the opportunity to concentrate your studies in an expansive list of available emphases:

  • Facilities Management

  • Strategy

  • Operations Management

  • Institutional Management

  • Management Information Systems

  • Hospitality Real Estate Management

  • Branding

  • Consumer Behavior

  • Services Marketing

  • Sales

  • Financial Management

  • Human Resources Management

  • New Product Development

The broad-based curriculum is enhanced by special events featuring Conti Professors — recognized leaders within the hospitality industry — who visit the school on a regular basis to interact with students and faculty, present guest lectures in hospitality and foodservice management, and speak at graduate and undergraduate colloquia.

1.5 YRS — average time to complete the M.S. HM