PhD in Consumer Sciences, Hospitality and Retail Management
An innovative and reputable program at Ohio State, the Hospitality and Retail Management program provides you with cutting-edge knowledge impacting today’s hospitality and fashion retail businesses.
Develop hospitality and retail management expertise in research methodologies and principles
Focus your studies in hospitality management or fashion retail management
Research integrated into your studies from the start of your degree to graduation
Partner with distinguished faculty who are uncovering new ways to enhance consumer experiences and marketing efficiency
What you’ll learn
Learn and conduct research about hospitality and retail consumers, their evaluations of service experiences, their affective and cognitive responses to brands, and their judgments and decision-making processes
Master important elements of the profession, including:
- Advanced knowledge in leadership
- Consumer behavior and services marketing principles
- Management consulting skills and service design
- Technology innovation and social media marketing
- Cross-cultural research
- Aesthetics, body image, self-representation
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With a doctoral degree in Hospitality and Retail Management, you'll use your expertise and advanced knowledge to become a leader in the hospitality management or fashion retail industries.
Key to teaching, research and learning in the college, associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
These financial awards are made by Ohio State to students based on academic merit through a university-wide competition.
The college annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
Test Scores: GRE/GMAT scores; English language test scores
Expected Time to Degree:
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