Master of Science in Hospitality Administration
|Also available 100% Online||Yes|
|Credits Required for Graduation||40|
|Entry Terms||Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter|
|Meets International Visa Requirements||No|
Both domestically and abroad, the hospitality industry is growing at a breakneck pace—accounting for one in every eleven jobs worldwide. Technological advances, new approaches to environmental responsibility, and global expansion are driving demand for graduates who can lead complex customer-centric organizations.
Designed for hospitality professionals and those looking to break into the hospitality field, the Master of Science in Hospitality Administration degree program examines the fundamentals of hospitality administration—from finance and corporate strategy to ethics and project management. Combining theory exploration and case study analyses with real-world applications, the Master of Science in Hospitality Administration offers a high-impact learning experience providing you with the foundation to excel in a dynamic and rewarding industry..
- Acquire cross-functional capabilities that span the hospitality industry, including restaurants, institutional services, tourism, and hotels
- Study the importance of design within all aspects of the hospitality industry, including: construction, guest service, marketing, products and the environment
- Gain project-based skills in leadership, management, and communication
- Examine legal implications of civil laws, areas of tort, contracts, along with the law and legal relationships that exist in the hospitality industry
- Assess the financial system within the hospitality industry, focusing on hospitality accounting systems
Required Courses (21 q.h.)
|HPA 6010||Hospitality Budgeting and Financial Controls||3 q.h.|
|HPA 6020||Cases in Hospitality Law||3 q.h.|
|HPA 6030||Corporate Strategy for Hospitality||3 q.h.|
|HPA 6040||Service Industry Strategies||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6135||The Ethical Leader||3 q.h.|
|LDR NEW||Managing in a Diverse Workplace||3 q.h.|
|HPA 6080||Master’s Project||3 q.h.|
Elective Courses (9 q.h.)
Choose three of the following courses:
|PJM 6000||Project Management Practices||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6100||Developing Your Leadership Capability||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6110||Leading Teams||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6120||Creating Leadership Capacity: Developing Bench Strength||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6125||Managing Organizational Culture||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6140||Developing the Strategic Leader||3 q.h.|
|CMN 6010||Foundations of Organizational Communication||3 q.h.|
|CMN 6050||Crisis Communication||3 q.h.|
|CMN 6060||Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation||3 q.h.|
|CMN 6110||Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management||3 q.h.|
|CMN 6015||Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media||3 q.h.|
Sustainability Course (3 q.h.)
Choose one of the following courses:
|HPA 6050||Design Concepts for Hospitality||3 q.h.|
|HPA 6060||Sustainable Operations and Planning||3 q.h.|
|HPA 6070||Contemporary Design and Sustainability Issues||3 q.h.|
Human Resource Course (3 q.h.)
Choose one of the following courses:
|HRM 6005||Creating a High-Performance Organization: Strategic Organizational
and HRM Choices
|HRM 6010||Total Compensation||3 q.h.|
|HRM 6020||Strategic Recruitment, Training, and Performance Management||3 q.h.|
|HRM 6030||Employee Rights and Employer Obligations||3 q.h.|
|HRM 6045||Change, Challenge, and Competence||3 q.h.|
Open Electives (4-6 q.h.)
Choose one to two courses from any College of Professional Studies graduate program.
Total Quarter Hours: 40-42
Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.
- Online application
- Academic transcripts: Official undergraduate and graduate degree documentation
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Two letters of recommendation: from individual(s) with either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities, such as a faculty member, current employer, mentor, or colleague
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines
For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.
All requirements must be received prior to review.
Estimated total tuition for this program is $23,760.00.
Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.
Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.
Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2014-15 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.
Who Will Your Classmates Be?
This program is well suited for professionals with experience in the hospitality industry (lodging, institutional services, food and beverage management, tourism, or convention/event planning) and those who seek to gain a foothold in the hospitality industry.
Graduates of this program typically pursue high-level hospitality jobs with titles such as: general manager, assistant manager, supervisor,or operations manager.
Put Your Degree to Work
Across the hospitality industry, credentialing requirements have shifted, with more employers requiring academic degrees for managerial and operational positions. Further, domestic companies’ expansion into new countries is fueling demand for graduate-level professionals who can lead multi-national organizations.