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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Marketa Kubickova poses with Lali Odosashvili and Swchchha Subedi after receiving the Best Student-Led Completed Paper Award at the SECSA-CHRIE conference.

    Simply the Best

    Doctoral students Lali Odosashvili and Swechchha Subedi won Best Student-Led Completed Paper at the 8th Annual SECSA-CHRIE Conference.


The University of South Carolina is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution of very high research activity, its highest rating. 

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.

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.

Researcher Spotlights

Video Spotlight: Study Reveals Link Between Sporting Events and Local Influenza Mortality

A groundbreaking study published in Sports Economics Review has shed light on the impact of professional sporting events on local seasonal influenza mortality. Conducted by a team of researchers including University of South Carolina Department of Sport and Entertainment Management Associate Professor Nick Watanabe from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, the study aimed to investigate the role played by spectator attendance at sporting events in the transmission of airborne viruses, particularly influenza. >> Read the full story

Study reveals link between sporting events and local influenza mortality rates

Research at HRSM


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