MBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management Curriculum
The 23-month Professional MBA - Hospitatlity & Tourism Management (On-Campus and Online) is 40-46 credits.
28 core MBA credits
12 credits Hospitality & Tourism Management
6 foundation credits
Financial Accounting and Managerial Finance; Foundation accounting and finance courses may
be waived with a previous grade of “B” or better.
All courses listed below are 3-credits except where indicated.
Professional MBA Core Curriculum
Professional MBA Courses for the Hospitality & Tourism Management Specialization
HMG 6756: Meetings and Events Management
HMG 6901: Directed Independent Study (DIS) in Hospitality Management
Professional MBA Core Curriculum Course Descriptions
Financial Accounting Concepts (ACG 6027)
Fundamental principles applicable to the accounting cycle, asset valuation, income determination, financial reporting, basic business taxes, and owner's equity.
Communication Skills for Business Professionals (GEB 6217)
Written and verbal communication skills are integrated components in the Executive MBA program. Students must demonstrate communication proficiency appropriate to both the academic and professional environments.
Leadership and Executive Forum (GEB 6931) - 1 credit
This course is comprised of presentations by and seminar-like interaction with entrepreneurs and executives focusing on the practical nature of business development. Students and executives discuss current challenges facing business and industry today and consider alternative ways of meeting these challenges.
Global Environment of Management (MAN 6937)
Topics include regulation and deregulation, technology, ecology, national industrial policy, social responsibility and ethical reasoning, human resource issues, the globalization of economic conditions, security issues, and environmentalism as they affect global managers.
Advanced Analysis of Accounting Data (ACG 6315)
An analysis of financial and managerial accounting. This course includes financial and managerial accounting concepts, with an emphasis on use of accounting information in decision making.
Advanced Financial Management (FIN 6806)
Theory and practice of financial planning and management. It emphasizes the capital structure of business enterprise, its cost of capital and its evaluations. Applications of quantitative methods to capital theory.
Management of Information Systems and Technology (ISM 6026)
A study of evaluation of information systems: Types, development and use. Emphasis is on understanding information systems in the context of managerial use, problems, and opportunities.
Operations Management (MAN 6501)
An introduction to major managerial problems and decision processes of operations management. Includes topics such as: forecasting, design or production systems, simulation, modeling, using decision trees and PERT, analysis of univariate and multiple time series, quality control, just-in-time systems, and decision support systems.
Leadership and Organizations (MAN 6296)
Understanding and practice in the use of behavioral science concepts for analyzing the behavior of individuals and groups in formal organizations. Concepts will be applied to the analysis and discussion of cases.
Global Management Strategy and Policy (MAN 6721)
Strategy, its formulation, articulation, and implementation. Review of current theory and practices and case studies as well as the role and responsibility of the general manager in managing the business enterprise.
Professional MBA Courses for Hospitality Management Specialization
HMG 6299: Hospitality Operations: A Case Approach (3 credits)
The course examines operations of hospitality management businesses using a critical case analysis
approach; multiple segments are reviewed (resorts, casinos, airlines, restaurants, etc.).
HMG 6467: Strategic Finance in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of strategic financial management as applied specifically to
the hospitality industry. Managerial techniques, analysis processes, tools and strategic frameworks for
creating hospitality firm value are all examined.
HMG 6506: Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Marketing (3 credits)
This course offers an advanced examination of services marketing and management as applied to the
hospitality industry. It includes marketing-management issues within hospitality and explores theories that
draw on customer, competitor and core organizational capabilities.
HMG 6546: Strategies for Excellence in Guest Service Management (3 credits)
This course explores the provision and management of guest service in the hospitality industry from an
advanced managerial perspective. Students investigate service operations management from an integrated
viewpoint with a focus on the overarching goal of competitive excellence.
HMG 6756: Meetings and Events Management (3 credits)
This course explores the events industry using an advanced managerial perspective. It examines the
structure of the events industry, its global economic impact, the various protocols and procedures in event
delivery and the challenges facing today’s executives with strategies for operational excellence.
HMG 6901: Directed Independent Study (DIS) in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
The directed independent study course permits a student to develop a research project of advanced level
within the hospitality industry. Students may develop a review of literature on a hospitality topic or perform
applied research. The topic and project are designed in concert with the professor.
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