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An advanced graduate program designed for hospitality management professionals who wish to pursue a career as a researcher or professor at the university level, Penn State’s Ph.D. in Hospitality Management (HM) will help you build a strong foundation as a leader on the cutting edge of this dynamic and ever-evolving field.

In addition to mastering the scope of knowledge in the core curriculum, students also have the opportunity to conduct significant conceptual research in a variety of emphasis areas:

  • 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 of this doctoral program 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.

4 YRS — average time to complete the Ph.D. in HM