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PhD in Consumer Sciences, Hospitality and Retail Management

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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. 

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Program Features

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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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Career Paths 

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.

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University Faculty
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Food Safety Researcher  
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Industry Researcher 
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Hospitality/Retail Executive
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Funding Opportunities 

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Degree Requirements 

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Prerequisites

Test Scores: GRE/GMAT scores; English language test scores

Minimum Program hours:

50

Deadline to apply

December 1

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Program start

Autumn Semester 

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