MBA with a Hospitality Management Concentration
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MBA in Hospitality Management
The thriving field of hospitality management holds worldwide career potential. Keller's MBA in Hospitality Management can help you achieve the fundamental knowledge and practical skills you need to become a marketable leader in this exciting industry. As just one of 17 concentrations, our MBA in Hospitality Management allows you to customize your coursework to reflect your specific hospitality interests.
Keller's MBA in Hospitality Management can help you develop your skills as a manager, a businessperson and an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry. It's been designed to equip you with knowledge directly relevant to the workplace, such as analysis, operations, history and logistics as they relate to hotels, casinos and restaurants.
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Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
MBA with a Hospitality Management Concentration1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 48
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 16
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $2,800
- Total Program Cost3: $39,608
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
3 At current tuition rates and credit hours shown; includes $40 application fee ($30 for applicants at locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee), and average estimated textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
MBA in Hospitality Management Graduation Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your degree program in as few as 32 months.
- Total credit hours: 48
- Required program: 30
- Hospitality Management concentration: 12
- Elective: 6
MBA in Hospitality Management Coursework
Required program courses (30 credit hours)
We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.
Hospitality Management concentration courses (12 credit hours)
The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:
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- Survey of Hospitality Management (HOSP582) - 3 credit hours
- Survey of Hospitality Management explores major fields within the hospitality industry - lodging, meetings/events, restaurants, casinos and tourism - and the role each field plays in relation to both the business and private sectors. Operations and management are covered in the context of history, society and leadership. No prerequisite
- Hotel and Restaurant Management (HOSP585) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines the lodging and restaurant industries - from their traditional roots to contemporary structures. Topics address management, economics and measurement of hotel and restaurant operations, providing students with insight into effective and efficient operations and ways in which to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Reservation systems, staffing, housekeeping, security, marketing and menu strategy are addressed and related to management responsibilities. No prerequisite
- Event Planning and Management (HOSP590) - 3 credit hours
- This course addresses - from a managerial perspective - the event, meeting and convention management segments of the hospitality industry. Coursework focuses on the diverse demands of multiple stakeholders who plan, organize, lead and control organized functions. Various event model structures are examined, enabling students to explore issues related to sponsorship, venues, staffing, finance, exhibit coordination, contracted services, legal implications, marketing and convention bureaus. Topics are presented within a project management framework as they apply to meeting and event management. No prerequisite
- Tourism Management (HOSP594) - 3 credit hours
- Tourism Management introduces the many interdisciplinary aspects of the growing tourism industry, with emphasis on managerial challenges and responsibilities for both domestic and international tourism. The structure and function of major tourism delivery systems are covered, as are social and behavioral aspects of tourism. Additionally, factors affecting supply of - and demand for - products and services are analyzed, and forecasting demand, revenue and yield management approaches are explored. Case studies are used where appropriate. No prerequisite
Elective courses (6 credit hours)
You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.
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