Master of Management in Hospitality

The School of Hospitality Administration’s Master of Management in Hospitality program is a two-semester plus internship program that serves to enhance business and management skills for students who have a strong liberal arts (or other nonbusiness) 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 provide the educational background necessary for hospitality professionals to advance their careers.  

Learning Outcomes

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the segments, history, icons, market leaders, lexicon, and service elements of the hospitality industry.
  • Apply the competencies in the core functional areas (e.g., finance/accounting, operations, human resources, and marketing) of hospitality management as evidenced in team projects and internship placements.
  • Synthesize the core functional areas of hospitality systems (finance, operations, human resources, and design).
  • Develop interpersonal skills: communication, team building, leadership, and cultural diversity awareness as evidenced in team projects, internship placements, and capstone projects.

Curriculum

The degree consists of 32 credits as follows.

Credit Requirements–Summary

MMH Credits
Required courses 16 cr
Elective courses* 16 cr
Internship 0 cr
Total credits 32 cr

*Typically completed during the second semester

Course Numbers and Course Titles

Required Courses 

The following four core courses are required (16 credits)

HF 701 Hospitality Operations Analysis (4 cr)
HF 711 Hospitality Financial Management (4 cr)
HF 733 Hospitality Organizational Leadership (4 cr)
HF 762 Hospitality Marketing and Branding (4 cr)
Internship

The degree includes one experiential, industry-based internship (0 credits)

HF 740 Graduate Internship in Hospitality Management (0 cr)
Elective Courses—Without Concentration

(choose any 16 credits)

HF 619 Hotel Development and Deal-Making (4 cr) 
HF 621 Advanced Food & Beverage Management (4 cr)
HF 667 Fundamentals of Digital Content Development (4 cr) 
HF 679 Financial Reporting and Analysis (4 cr)
HF 688 Operations and Service Consulting (4 cr)
HF 702 Innovation and Disruption in Hospitality (4 cr)
HF 707 Hospitality Entrepreneurship (4 cr)
HF 717 Hospitality Real Estate Financing & Feasibility (4 cr)
HF 750 Business of Senior Care (4 cr)
HF 752 Monitoring the Resident Journey (4 cr)
HF 754 Senior Living Operations (4 cr)
HF 760 Strategic Marketing (4 cr)
HF 768 Digital Marketing Strategies (4 cr)
HF 771 Hospitality Revenue Management Strategies (4 cr)
HF 781 The Future of Restaurant Business (4 cr)
HF 790 Directed Study—Culminating Paper (1 cr)  

Concentrations

Students may elect to pursue a concentration during the second semester of the program in the following areas by taking the specific electives below:

Digital Marketing

  • HF 667 Fundamentals of Digital Content Development (4 cr)
  • HF 760 Strategic Marketing (4 cr)
  • HF 768 Digital Marketing Strategies (4 cr)

Real Estate Development and Financing

  • HF 619 Hotel Development and Deal-Making (4 cr)
  • HF 717 Hospitality Real Estate Financing & Feasibility (4 cr)
  • HF 679 Financial Reporting and Analysis (4 cr)

Revenue Management and Analytics 

  • HF 679 Financial Reporting and Analysis (4 cr)
  • HF 771 Hospitality Revenue Management Strategies (4 cr) 
  • HF 778 Hospitality Analytics (4 cr)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • HF 702 Innovation and Disruption in Hospitality (4 cr)
  • HF 707 Hospitality Entrepreneurship (4 cr)
  • HF 790 Directed Study (1 cr)
  • QST SI 839 Design Thinking and Innovation (3 cr)

Restaurant Management & Experiences

  • HF 621 Advanced Food & Beverage Management (4 cr)
  • HF 781 The Future of Restaurant Business (4 cr)
  • Either:
    • MET ML 565 Food Marketing (4 cr) or
    • QST SI 839 (3 cr) with HF 792 (1 cr) Independent Study or
    • SHA HF 707 Entrepreneurship (4 cr)

Senior Living  

  • HF 750 The Business of Senior Care (4 cr)
  • HF 752 Monitoring the Resident Journey Experience (4 cr)
  • HF 754 Senior Living Operations (4 cr)

MMH students may elect not to pursue a concentration and in this case are free to select any combination of electives they choose.