College of the Extended University

Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Offered in Partnership with the Collins College of Hospitality Management

The Collins College of Hospitality Management and the College of the Extended University are proud to offer the program for Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM). This graduate program is the premier hospitality management degree in California. 

The 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 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. 

The MSHM program requires a minimum of 48 quarter units at a cost of $525.00 per unit. It is estimated to take full-time students a total of two years to complete this program. 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 28 units of required courses, 12 units of elective courses, and 8 units of Master’s thesis. 

Professional Paper Option – The professional track option consists of 28 units of required courses, 16 units of elective courses, and 4 units to complete a professional paper.