College of the Extended University

Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Offered in Partnership with the Collins College of Hospitality Management

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree exposes students to advanced management concepts including accounting and finance, marketing, strategic management, human resources management, as well as qualitative and quantitative analytical skills as they pertain specifically to the hospitality industry.

The program is designed to prepare graduates with the depth of hospitality knowledge and skills that will equip them to make an immediate impact in the highly competitive hospitality industry or to provide the foundation for the pursuit of a terminal degree at an academic institution. The MSHM program is sufficiently flexible to recognize the full range of skills and knowledge needed for significant contributions in all segments of the hospitality industry.

Degree Requirements

The MSHM program requires a minimum of 36 semester units and is estimated to take full-time students two years to complete. Students have the option to pursue a thesis track or professional track of study. 

  • Thesis Option
    • The thesis option provides an excellent framework for students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Students are required to complete 21 units of required courses, 9 units of elective courses and 6 units of master’s thesis.
  • Professional Paper Option
    • The professional track option consists of 21 units of required courses, 12 units of elective courses and 3 units to complete a professional paper.

Review the degree requirements here.

Courses

Faculty at The Collins College have developed 17 courses for the Master of Science in Hospitality Management. Students must consult  BroncoDirect for course availability.

Review the course descriptions here.

Faculty

Collins College faculty bring years of industry know-how and research to their teaching. They are internationally recognized experts in leadership and human resources, customer service, accounting, finance, information systems, ethics, legal and regulatory issues, organizational design, quality management, strategic marketing, culinary arts and pairing wine and cuisine. Like many of the college’s students, the faculty comes from diverse cultural backgrounds and numerous nations throughout the world, including: India, Korea, China, the Netherlands and Philippines. Faculty bios and curriculum vitas are all available. View more about our faculty and staff.