HRSM Graduate Programs
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management boasts master's and Ph.D. programs ranked among the best in the nation and world. Visit the links below to learn more.
Making an Impact
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is continually working to advance its fields and make meaningful contributions to the University of South Carolina's collective research impact.
- No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 33 Worldwide in Sport Science
- No. 9 in the U.S. and No. 19 Worldwide in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- No. 4 Prominent Retailing Institution Worldwide
HRSM faculty and graduate researchers work collaboratively with corporate, NGO and academic partners to identify the most important challenges facing our industries and provide pragmatic, science-based solutions to move businesses forward. Research opportunities are also fostered for undergraduate students to nurture innovation and develop the next generation of scholars.
Prohibition-Era Beer Laws Persist to the Present
Assistant director of the Wine and Beverage Institute Scott Taylor, Jr., and his colleagues are working on the first of three papers exploring the negative impact of Prohibition-era laws on competition within the alcoholic beverage industry.
Breakthrough Star: Nick Watanabe
Nick Watanabe's research examines the consumer demand for sports products and how the nature of demand has changed in recent years. He looks at how television, digital sites and social media have presented opportunities and threats to the existing economic market structure.
Immersive Interactive Technologies and Virtual Shopping Experiences
Associate professor Jung-Hwan Kim collaborated on groundbreaking research that examined both AR and VR technologies to understand their effects on consumer perception and behavioral responses of the experiences.
Video Spotlight: The Impact of Sporting Events on Air Pollution
The average NFL game generates an ~2% increase in ozone levels around the stadium area says a new study by University of South Carolina sport and entertainment management researchers Nick Watanabe and Grace Yan. The research adds to a growing body of knowledge on the environmental impact of big games and the opportunity for enhanced sustainability. Visit the MDPI website to read the full study.
Research at HRSM
The College of HRSM is home to a dynamic collection of research centers and institutes dedicated to specialized areas of study and the advancement of industry knowledge and economic vitality.
HRSM embraces collaborative and interdisciplinary research to tackle complex challenges, ultimately advancing knowledge and contributing to meaningful discoveries.
Our faculty are extremely active in the production of impactful research. From articles in top tier journals, to books, to industry focused reports, HRSM scholars are thought leaders recognized around the world.
Visiting Scholar Program
The College of HRSM has a robust visiting scholar program that provides opportunities for research, joint teaching, database accessibility, office space and summer housing at our Columbia, South Carolina campus.