The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management program is an advanced degree program to better prepare future leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry. It is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the industries that operate under the rubric of global tourism; widen their horizons in regard to unresolved issues in the field; and further develop their analytical abilities and communication skills.
The program prepares students for professional careers in both the private and public sectors of global hospitality and tourism and it also serves as a foundation for more advanced studies.
Students are provided a broad preparation in the important operational aspects of the organizations that comprise the hospitality and tourism industries. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem solving and decision-making abilities as well as the acquisition of basic research skills.
The program will be designed to satisfy the needs of students with undergraduate degrees in any field who want to be better prepared for careers in hospitality and tourism.
For those with degrees other than hospitality and tourism or business administration, a series of foundation courses or their equivalents must be completed before courses for graduate credit can be taken. All, or a part, of the foundation-core course requirements may be fulfilled by courses taken at universities other than the University of New Orleans. Students with undergraduate degrees in hospitality and tourism or business usually have satisfied all, or most, of the foundation course requirements. Also, students may pursue the M.S. Degree on either a full-time basis or a part-time basis. The entire program can be taken in the evening.
EXECUTIVE ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
The Executive Online Masters Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed specifically to advance the careers of busy hospitality and tourism industry executives and can be completed entirely online in one year. The curriculum consists of ten dedicated courses (30 credits) that build upon the undergraduate degrees and work experience of executives in the fast growing hospitality and tourism industry. Each course will be taught by highly qualified graduate faculty who have excellent credentials in university teaching, research and service to the hospitality and tourism industry.