Master of Management in Hospitality

The School of Hospitality Administration’s Master of Management in Hospitality program is a one-year (three-semester) program that 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 provide the educational background necessary for hospitality professionals to advance their careers.  

Learning Outcomes

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

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)
Elective Courses—No Concentration

(choose any 16 credits)

HF 617 Hospitality Real Estate Finance and Feasibility (4 cr)
HF 619 Hotel Development and Deal-Making (4 cr) 
HF 660 Strategic Marketing (4 cr)
HF 667 Fundamentals of Digital Content Development (4 cr) 
HF 568 Digital Marketing Strategies (4 cr) 
HF 671 Hospitality Revenue Management Strategies (4 cr) 
HF 576 Meeting Planning and Special Events Management (4 cr)
HF 678 Hospitality Analytics (4 cr)
HF 679 Financial Reporting and Analysis (4 cr)
HF 790 Independent Study Projects (1–4 cr)  
Internship

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

HF 740 Graduate Internship in Hospitality Management (0 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 660 Strategic Marketing (4 cr)
  • HF 667 Fundamentals of Digital Content Development (4 cr)
  • HF 568 Digital Marketing Strategies (4 cr)

Real Estate Development and Financing

  • HF 617 Hospitality Real Estate Finance and Feasibility (4 cr)
  • HF 619 Hotel Development and Deal-Making (4 cr)
  • HF 678 Hospitality Analytics (4 cr)

Revenue Management and Analytics 

  • HF 671 Hospitality Revenue Management Strategies (4 cr) 
  • HF 678 Hospitality Analytics (4 cr)
  • HF 679 Financial Reporting and Analysis (4 cr)

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