Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) Curriculum

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Boston University’s Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program is designed for those wanting to elevate their career in hospitality management. Whether you are a hospitality professional who already has industry experience or a recent college graduate looking to enter the field, our robust curriculum will equip you with the business management and leadership skills to excel in your career.

The MMH curriculum includes 32 credit hours of study (8 courses) and an internship. Coursework begins in the Fall semester with a thorough introduction to high-level hospitality operations, financial management, marketing, and leadership. Then students select a specialized concentration to learn advanced concepts in Revenue Management & Analysis, Real Estate Development & Finance, Digital Marketing, Innovation & Entrepreneurship,  Senior Living, and Restaurant Management & Experiences.

The MMH is an accelerated program that full-time students can finish in as little as one year. However, the program also offers a flexible curriculum for working professionals who want to earn a degree while maintaining full-time employment. Part-time students may take one or two evening classes per semester and finish the degree in two years. 

MMH Curriculum Learning Outcomes 

The rigorous MMH curriculum aims to cultivate industry leaders who can integrate business management, marketing, and financial skills with their knowledge in hospitality. By the end of the program, students obtain:

  • Fundamental business principles and management knowledge to analyze and solve complex business problems in the hospitality setting.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to explain complex business concepts.
  • Human resource management knowledge to hire and manage talent. 
  • Essential leadership skills to build a healthy organizational culture.
  • Hands-on internship experience in the hospitality industry to prepare for the job market. 

MMH Curriculum Components

The curriculum consists of three partsrequired courses (16 credit hours), elective courses (16 credit hours), and a 300-hour summer internship. Typically, students enroll in the required hospitality courses in the Fall semester, before taking the concentration-specific and other elective courses in the spring. Then students wrap up their study with a summer internship. Students who have relevant work experience in hospitality may request to waive the internship requirement. 

Credit Requirement Summary

Requirement Credits
Required Courses 16 cr.
Elective Courses 16 cr.
Internship   0 cr.
Total Credits 32 cr.

With the program director’s permission, students may earn credits by completing independent study projects. 

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MMH Required Courses 

The required courses are designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of hospitality management from business operations and financial management to marketing and leadership skills. Through these core courses, students can build a solid foundation before pursuing advanced skills in their specialized concentrations.

Students new to hospitality will take HF701 Hospitality Operations, students with a hospitality background will take HF702 Innovation & Disruption. 

All students will take:

MMH Elective Courses

After finishing the required courses, students may select a specialized concentrations and will complete four additional elective courses (16 credits) to enhance their knowledge and skills in the chosen concentration.  Students not pursuing a concentration may take any four of the following courses.


MMH Internship Requirement

BU’s School of Hospitality Administration takes an experiential learning approach and encourages students to dive headfirst into the real world. Therefore, the MMH program requires students to finish an internship to gain hands-on experience in the hospitality industry.  This requirement is waived for part-time students.

Learn More about BU’s Master of Management in Hospitality Curriculum

Have questions about the Master of Management in Hospitality curriculum? Take a look at our course sequencing to get more information. Course sequencing for part-time students will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are ready to take the next step to elevate your career in hospitality, request information or start your application online!