Degree Requirements for MSSIL

The 30-credit non-thesis program offers fully online delivery for the convenience of working professionals. With this degree, individuals who aspire to enter or advance in the service industry can gain valuable credentials and increase their opportunities for professional fulfillment in this rewarding field.

The Curriculum

The curriculum draws upon students’ work experience to integrate theory and practice as it prepares them for positions in service leadership. The required courses were developed based on need and potential demand. Students will be required to complete a master’s level research paper during the last term of study in the Program as a capstone requirement. This paper and its requirements will be introduced during the early part of the student’s degree when they enroll in Introduction to Graduate Studies and Research.

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Required Courses/ Core Curriculum – (27 credits)
MSSIL 7001 Introduction to Graduate Studies and Research
MSSIL 7003 Current Concepts of Leadership in the Service Industry
MSSIL 7004 Service Management
MSSIL 7005 Managing Service Industry Financial Systems
MSSIL 7006 Human Resource Management and Development in the Service Industry
MSSIL 7007 Global Marketing for the Service Industry
 MSSIL 7008 Organizational Communication and Conflict Management
MSSIL 7009 Capstone Service Innovation and Leadership
MSSIL 7010 Technology in the Service Industry


Electives – (3 credits)
MSSIL 6001 Civil Law and the Service Industry
MSSIL 6002 Accounting for Service Industry Administrators
MSSIL 6003 Distribution System Management
MSSIL 6004 Global Service Industry Business Management
MSSIL 6005 Organizational Behavior
MSSIL 6006 Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in the Service Industry
MSSIL 6007 Strategic Processes in Service Firms