Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership Online

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Expand your expertise in building sustainable customer relationship, managing hospitality organizations, and responding proactively to changing trends.

Apply by: 8/1/24
Start class: 8/22/24

Program Overview

Learn more about our M.S. in Hospitality Leadership

Deepen your industry knowledge and strengthen your business acumen with an online Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership online at Lamar University. This accelerated master’s program prepares you for a variety of potential careers in this dynamic industry.

You will learn to combine critical business theories and expertise with innovative hospitality leadership practices. Curriculum is designed to help you develop vital skills in various business specializations, such as strategic branding and marketing, human resource management, and basic business functionality.

Coursework includes a foundation in hospitality and tourism research combined with practical applications of hospitality law. You will study service organization and management, covering crucial skills like motivation, group behavior, and human resource management to boost productivity while ensuring customer satisfaction.

Additionally, the program introduces industry-specific research methods and data analysis, enabling you to make informed decisions based on data insights. The program strengthens your leadership abilities and addresses the current challenges and trends shaping the hospitality and tourism industry, ensuring you stay ahead in this dynamic field. The curriculum stays current with industry developments by examining contemporary issues. A culminating capstone project allows you to synthesize your knowledge and tackle real-world problems in hospitality.

In this online program, you will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in analyzing hospitality market situations.
  • Develop a research proposal using evidence-based practice, communicating effectively in verbal and written formats.
  • Demonstrate mastery in your knowledge of current literature related to hospitality, and in your ability to make real-world application of the literature.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analyzing hospitality market situations.
  • Develop a research proposal using evidence-based practice, communicating effectively in verbal and written formats.
  • Demonstrate mastery in your knowledge of current literature related to hospitality, and in your ability to make real-world application of the literature.

Career outcomes for the M.S. in Hospitality Leadership include:

  • Hotel General Manager
  • Casino Property General Manager
  • Hotel Director of Sales
  • Hospitality Management Consultant
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Hospitality Director
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Managers in catering, restaurants, event management or food service businesses
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Casino Property General Manager
  • Hotel Director of Sales
  • Hospitality Management Consultant
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Hospitality Director
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Managers in catering, restaurants, event management or food service businesses
Total Tuition $10,262*
Duration As few as 12 Months
Credit Hours 30
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Tuition

Our budget-friendly tuition can be paid as you go

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership online. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.

Financial Aid

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $10,262*
Per Credit Hour $342

Calendar

The LU M.S. in Hospitality online course schedule is designed for flexibility

Our Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Fall 18/22/248/1/248/8/248/15/2410/9/24
Fall 210/14/249/23/249/30/2410/7/2412/12/24
Spring I1/16/2512/26/241/2/251/9/253/7/25
Spring II3/17/252/24/253/3/253/10/255/7/25

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/1/24
Class Starts 8/22/24

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements

The Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Admission Requirements:

  • Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university is required
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5

*All applicants must submit official transcript(s) indicating: 1) The conferred bachelor's or master's degree as required for the program of application from a regionally accredited US institution or its equivalent. 2) The transcript of the most recent attendance if it differs from the institution of the conferred degree. This requirement applies regardless of the length of time in attendance and regardless of whether credit was earned or is desired. However, if a department or program wishes to review additional transcripts from prior attendance for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing. Students must be eligible to re-enter all colleges and universities previously attended. Failure to disclose previous college attendance is justification for revocation of acceptance and dismissal from Lamar University.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

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Submit electronically to [email protected].

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Komal Karani

I love teaching. I enjoy sharing what I know and find I learn as much from listening to my students.

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Courses

Here's what you'll learn in our online hospitality master's program

The M.S. in Hospitality Leadership online program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion on current and special topics in service marketing. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with the theoretical foundation to develop diversity leadership competency through practical application. Students will consider diversity and, on a larger scale, their corresponding moral stances at the personal, organizational and societal. An examination of business ethics in the hospitality and tourism industry will provide managerial insight. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover the use of electronic spreadsheets for hospitality industry financial analysis. This capstone course emphasizes the practical use of financial statements, report analysis and the planning and control functions of budgets. Students will demonstrate proficiency in solving operational and strategic issues utilizing the case study method of decision-making. An industry simulation is conducted. Must be a graduate student to take this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overviews of the hospitality and tourism research. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research in the hospitality management and tourism subject matter areas. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the research process and the role of research in the development of practical and theoretical knowledge. Students will acquire the skills necessary to develop a research strategy; to critically analyze professional journal articles; to design a study; and to prepare for data collection and analysis. Students will be required to write a professional research proposal. Must be a graduate student to take this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Enables students to conduct data analysis in the hospitality and tourism research. Prerequisites: HOSP 5335 & HOSP 5341 with a minimum grade of B in each.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth investigation into leadership principles and practices required of professionals in the hospitality industry. This course focuses on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of strategies used by hospitality leaders to preform analysis of the hospitality industry and build competitive advantage while generating superior value for customers. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion on contemporary topics that are recently being discussed in hospitality and tourism. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Integration of learning from previous coursework and enhancement of leadership skills. Utilizing both instruction and self guided learning, students will complete one of three masters' experiences: 1.) conduct and report study results from HOSP 5341 proposal; 2.) create, conduct, and report outcomes of a hospitality field project; or 3.) participate in a hospitality management internship. Prerequisites: HOSP 5335, HOSP 5341 and HOSP 5371 with a minimum grade of B in each.

For students with related field experience, course HOSP 5358, 5360 or 5361 could be waived based on track:

  • 30-hour track: Two courses waived
  • 33-hour track: One course waived
  • 36-hour track
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course offers a presentation of the history, development and current interpretations of common law, tort law and administrative law and legal implications for the hospitality industry. Students discuss how legal issues and government agencies impact both the internal and external customer. Case discussions will examine facts or law and sound preventive steps to anticipate and prevent lawsuits. Must be a graduate student to take this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of organizational processes using social methodologies such as motivation and others to better understand group behavior and improve operational dynamics in the service industry with an emphasis on the Systems Model, TQM, and Transactional Leadership to direct all managerial functions. Concepts will be applied to human management and service delivery. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion on critical and unique concepts in service management. Must be a graduate student to participate in this course.

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