Master of Management in Hospitality

The School of Hospitality Administration is pleased to offer a Master of Management in Hospitality program. This one-year (3-semester) program serves to enhance business and management skills for students who have a strong liberal arts (or other-non business) background, and will prepare them to begin a career in hospitality leadership. For professionals currently working in the hospitality industry, the degree provides the necessary ongoing education to remain competitive and knowledgeable in the changing industry, and provides the educational background necessary for hospitality professionals to advance their career.

Curriculum

The Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program requires 32 credits consisting of six core hospitality courses, two elective courses, and one experiential industry-based internship.

Credit Requirement Summary

Requirement Credits
Required courses 24
Elective courses* 8
Internship** 0
Total credits 32

* Completed mostly during the second semester, with some hours in the third semester.
* Academic credits can be earned for completing independent student projects/research projects.
** Students with relevant hospitality experience may waive the internship requirement with the faculty director’s consent.

Required Courses (24 credits)

The following six core courses are required.

  • HF 701 Hospitality Operations Analysis (4 cr)
  • HF 711 Hospitality Financial Management (4 cr)
  • HF 762 Hospitality Marketing and Branding (4 cr)
  • HF 770 Hospitality Ownership Strategies (4 cr)
  • HF 771 Hospitality Revenue Management Strategies (4 cr)
  • HF 733 Hospitality Organizational Leadership (4 cr)

Elective Courses (8 credits)

The remaining two elective courses should be relevant to the objectives of the student. (Choose any 8 credits.)

  • HF 777 Meeting Planning and Special Events Management (4 cr)
  • HF 723 Case Studies in Corporate Restaurant Management (4 cr)
  • HF 368/HF 768 Digital Marketing Strategies (4 cr)
  • HF 717 Hospitality Real Estate Finance and Development (4 cr)
  • HF 790 Independent Study Projects (1–4 cr)

Internship

  • HF 740 Graduate Internship in Hospitality Management (0 cr)

Pathways

Typical pathways of completing the degree requirements are:

  • Full-time, residential—one summer semester and two full semesters
  • Part-time, residential—evening course offerings will support working and part-time students to complete the degree. Students will likely take one or two courses per semester. Please note, summer courses are not offered in the evenings, but are scheduled in the following time slots: Mondays (9 am–12:30 pm, 2 pm–5:30 pm), and Tuesday/Thursdays (9 am–12:30 pm, 2 pm–5:30 pm).

The inaugural cohort of the MMH program will begin in the 2017 Summer II semester.