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International Accelerator Program


International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Because tourism is one of the top industries in South Carolina, we strive to offer our students ample opportunities to build relationships and experiences inside and outside the classroom. Gain industry insight from our world-renown faculty and find out why our programs have earned such distinguished rankings.

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management also has several research centers and partnerships with organizations like:

  • South Carolina's only Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development 
  • The International Institute for Foodservice Research and Education
  • The International Tourism and Research Institute 
  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel & Tourism Industry Center

 

Admission Requirements

Requirements Direct Master's Accelerator Advanced Master's Accelerator Master's Accelerator Pre-Sesssional English
GPA 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5
IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL 94 80 (no sub-score below 18) 74 (no sub-score below 16) 50
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Additional Entry Requirements Students must have successfully completed any undergraduate Principles of Finance course for MSEM and have one of the following: one year of customer-facing work experience OR a completed internship within the degree experience prior to graduation.
Available Entry Fall or Spring

Note: The MIHTM program does not require a thesis.

 

Sample Coursework

  • HRSM Statistics (closed)
  • Hospitality Marketing Strategy
  • Services Management in Hospitality
  • Hospitality Finance Methods
  • Hospitality Systems and Policy

 

Progression Details

Program Credits Earned Towards Degree Progression Requirements
Direct Master's Accelerator 9 Not applicable - student is already enrolled in degree program 
Advanced Master's Accelerator  6 3.25 GPA with no course grade lower than a B and successful completion of the English language courses and the Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules 
Master's Accelerator  3.25 GPA with no course grade lower than a B and successful completion of the English language courses and the Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules
Pre-Sessional English
 
0 Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team 

Total credits required for degree: 36 (no thesis required)

 

Tuition Costs

FALL 2018

 Fee Direct Master's Accelerator
1 semester
Advanced Master's Accelerator 
1 semester
Master's Accelerator 
2 semesters
Tuition $14,635 $15,416 $29,285
University Fees $1,317 $1,084 $1,718
Departmental Fees $900 $450 $900
Health Insurance  $675 $675 $2,000
Total Tuition Costs $17,527 $17,625 $33,900


SPRING 2019

 Fee Direct Master's Accelerator
1 semester
Advanced Master's Accelerator 
1 semester
Master's Accelerator 
2 semesters
Tuition $15,535 $15,441 $30,206
University Fees $1,317 $1,084 $1,718
Departmental Fees $900 $450 $900
Health Insurance $675 $675 $2000
Total Tuition Costs $18,427 $17,650 $34,824



 Note: This cost is an estimate and is subject to change. Cost does not include health insurance, housing and dining fees, books, or other living expenses.
*Price does not include tuition and fees following the MAP semesters. Please visit sc.edu/bursar for additional information about tuition rates.
Costs may vary depending on program placement. Please check sc.edu/iap for more details.