2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Hospitality and Tourism Management MS, MD Track


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College: Hospitality Management Degree: MS
Department: Option: Nonthesis
Program Websites: http://www.hospitality.ucf.edu/

Track Description


The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management enables students to build on their strengths and interests; broadens their knowledge of the industry; sharpens their management skills; and incorporates their professional and extracurriculuar experiences.

Students enrolled in the MD track will witness and experience adoptable elements to effect a cultural change in the practice of medicine vis-a-vis the concept of hospitality and service-oriented business models.

Curriculum


The Hospitality and Tourism Management MS program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours for students who choose the MD track. This restricted admission MD track has 18 credit hours of required core courses and a minimum of 15 credit hours of restricted electives.

Candidates for the MS degree are constantly challenged with numerous requirements to engage in independent learning during the program of study through special projects and papers. For example, the capstone course, HMG 6296 - Hospitality/Tourism Strategic Issues , requires a critical strategic audit project and a reflective paper. The project demonstrates a range of cross-discipline knowledge and analytical skills to perform an executive-level analysis of an enterprise. The reflective paper has guiding questions that are subjective in nature and successful completion requires a thorough, insightful, and well-articulated document that describes the learner’s value proposition to industry and society.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Prerequisites


For students with undergraduate majors in Hospitality Management or Business Administration, there will be no undergraduate course prerequisites, provided they have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher.

For students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Hospitality Management or Business Administration, the following three undergraduate courses “may” be required to be completed with a grade of “B” or higher within the first year of course work in the program (decisions are made at the discretion of the Graduate Recruitment Team):

  • HFT 3431 - Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • HFT 3540 - Guest Services Management I (3 credit hours)
  • HFT 4295 - Leadership and Strategic Management in Hospitality Industry (3 credit hours)

These students would also have to have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher within the first year of course work in the program.

Elective Courses: 15 Credit Hours


Students in the MD track will take an additional 15 credit hours from the list of electives.

Independent Learning


Candidates for the MS degree are constantly challenged with numerous requirements to engage in independent learning during the program of study through special projects and papers.

Application Requirements


For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission is restricted each semester to individuals showing high promise of success in postgraduate studies. In addition to the requirements noted below, other indicators of promise include the applicant’s extracurricular activities, work experience, job responsibilities, and leadership experience, which will be considered in making admissions decisions.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Goal statement.
  • Résumé.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • The GRE/GMAT is not required, however, the Admissions Committee may ask for the GRE/GMAT to strengthen a candidate’s application package.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Prerequisites


For students with undergraduate majors in Hospitality Management or Business Administration, there will be no undergraduate course prerequisites, provided they have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher.

UCF MD applicants with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Hospitality Management or Business Administration, the following three undergraduate courses “may” be required to complete with a grade of “B” or higher within the first year of course work in the program (decisions are made at the discretion of the Graduate Recruitment Team):

  • HFT 3431 - Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting
  • HFT 3540 - Guest Services Management
  • HFT 4295 - Strategic Management in Hospitality Industry

These students would also have to have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or higher within the first year of course work in the program.

Application Deadlines


MD *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1   Apr 1
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Financials


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowships


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Alan Fyall PhD
Professor
alan.fyall@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-903-8808
RCHM 271   

Kathy Henry
Graduate Program Coordinator
Kathy.Henry@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-903-8024
RCHM 102

Graduate Admissions

Keri Corbett
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230  
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL  32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127
gradfellowship@ucf.edu
https://funding.graduate.ucf.edu

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241
finaid@ucf.edu
http://finaid.ucf.edu

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