Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
Credit Hours:

Establish yourself as a leader in a high-growth global industry at one of the best Hospitality Management programs in the nation.
Our students gain the prestige and all the advantages of a university education: solid academic background, learning laboratories, use of modern technology and extensive education in all hospitality business skills. Students earning a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management view themselves as global employees who have the core competencies and a universal perspective required for effective business interactions.

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Why earn a degree in Combined Hospitality Management Degrees?

The Grad Track Pathway toward an M.S. in Hospitality Management offers students an opportunity to earn both the BS and MS degrees in a shorter time period at less cost than earning both degrees separately. The Grad Pathway is intended for selected students as preparation to pursue career goals or for preparation to pursue a doctoral degree.

We provide exceptional academic preparation combined with extensive hands-on experiences that teach practical and marketable industry techniques. Our curriculum provides:

  • A strong emphasis on managing the everyday functions of a hospitality business
  • Unique, hands-on hospitality management learning laboratories
  • Practice in learning how to run a profitable hospitality business that provides the best customer experiences
  • Excellent internship and potential employment opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond

Courses are taught by knowledgeable and supportive faculty members who are actively involved in research involving hospitality operations, legal and regulatory aspects, marketing of hospitality services, sustainability, curriculum development, information technology and global consumer issues impacting the hospitality industry.

Effective leaders are developed through core competencies including solving complex problems, generating new knowledge, communicating effectively and creating new product and business strategies. Graduate coursework in areas such as research methods and applications, consumer theory, global tourism, restaurant development and hotel operations prepare students for careers in lodging management, restaurant management, resort management and tourism management. In addition to developing management specialists, the program provides education for academic careers in teaching hospitality management.

Benefits of Grad Track

  • Earn a master’s degree in less time.
  • Save up to 9 credit hours of graduate tuition and university fees.
  • Gain a competitive edge in the workforce when you complete the program.
Marketable Skills
  • Analyze financial statements, ratios and efficiencies
  • Operational experience
  • Leadership ability
  • Understanding of hospitality legal requirements/regulations
  • Strategic management and tactical execution
  • Advance hospitality knowledge
  • Application of appropriate research methods
  • Analyze/synthesize information from sources
  • Hospitality strategic planning
  • Evaluate growth/competitive strategies

Combined Hospitality Management Degrees Highlights

Students must complete 75 hours or more credit hours of their bachelor's degree program and have an overall GPA of 3.5 before applying.
We host an annual Hospitality Career Expo specifically for students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, in which you meet one-on-one with hiring representatives from well-known hospitality organizations.
Our faculty members are recognized experts who conduct research on a wide variety of important hospitality issues including sustainable tourism, hotel and restaurant management and technology in the hospitality industry.
You’ll examine critical subjects that the industry will face in the future such as: changing demographics; emphasis on technology and quality management; entrepreneurship and restaurant development from concept to operation; the impact of tourism on the global economy; legal requirements and maximizing resources and profits.
Once accepted as a graduate student you may apply for competitive scholarships, teaching assistantships and teaching fellowships.
Students conditionally admitted start taking the Pathways courses after completing at least 90 hours of coursework towards their bachelor's degree program. Students must complete the bachelor's degree within one academic year of their first pathways course in order to have the graduate course credits transferred to their graduate plan of study.

What you can do with a Master's in Hospitality Managment?

After graduation, you can enjoy a career in:

  • Country club, hotel, resort, restaurant or special events management
  • Hospitality accounting, revenue management and real estate
  • Hospitality human resources
  • Hospitality information technology and social media
  • Hospitality marketing and sales

You may also find positions in casinos, for travel and tourism companies or on cruise lines.

Combined Hospitality Management Degrees Courses You Could Take

Hospitality Industry Finance (3 hrs)
Critical evaluation of financial management issues in the hospitality industry. Analysis and evaluation of asset structures, capital structures, costs of capital and capital budgeting for hospitality firms. Determination of financial aspects of hotel valuation. Evaluation and comparison of the financial value, worth and health of hospitality firms.
Managing Customer Experiences (3 hrs)
Creating and managing customer experiences of tangible and intangible products and services that link merchandising and hospitality segments. Applying merchandising strategies of planning, developing and presenting products to consumers with the experiential components of the hospitality industry to provide a total concept-based experience.
Survey of Beverages in the Hospitality Industry (3 hrs)
Examination of wines, beers and distilled spirits with a focus on vinicultural techniques, beer and distilled spirit production and classification, styles of wine and other beverages and theory of wine and food pairing.
Facilities Planning, Equipment Layout and Design (3 hrs)
Principles of hospitality property management and design with analysis of efficient work spaces for hospitality operations emphasizing space utilization and work flow, ADA adherence, environmental concerns and regulations, and the creation of a safe and secure work environment.
Advanced Convention and Event Management (3 hrs)
Focus on meeting, exhibition, event and convention industry. Topics include planning, designing, managing and evaluating small to large events; applying industry professional standards and the impacts of event management on operations. Addresses the major trends and successful practices in event management.
Hospitality Business Strategies (3 hrs)
Critical thinking and strategic planning processes for hospitality operations. Analyze financial business plans, human resources plans and marketing plans for hospitality organizations; address leadership issues and global dimensions of management for hospitality organizations; analyze ethical issues and legal issues in managing hospitality enterprises, create solutions for hospitality operations from corporate and entrepreneurial perspectives.

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