Master of Science in Hospitality Management
Global tourism is expected to rise to approximately $15 trillion* over the next decade, creating a demand for managers with the interpersonal skills and expertise in all areas of hospitality, from lodging and entertainment operations to sustainable tourism.
Drexel’s Master of Science in Hospitality Management (HM) is a leading-edge online graduate program providing flexibility for professionals seeking a path to career advancement.
The two-year HM program is built on a foundation of creative and collaborative thinking, with an emphasis on the latest technological advances within the industry. The aim is to produce knowledgeable leaders with the management skills to motivate others to success. Core coursework introduces the current principles of hospitality management and integrates business courses drawn from Drexel’s Lebow College of Business.
The program offers two concentrations, focusing on two most popular and dynamic areas of the industry:
- Global Tourism
- Gaming and Casino Management
Graduates of the Hospitality Management program acquire marketable skills and are sought after by some of the most recognized names in the hospitality and tourism industries. Recent career tracks include senior management of hotels, resorts, and convention services and strategic development for online distribution of travel services, real estate projects, and business ownership.
For those interested in joining the high-powered ranks of a global industry, Drexel’s Hospitality Management program offers a distinguished and competitive credential from one of nation’s leading educational institutions.
* Tourism Satellite Accounting (TSA) research
Drexel’s Master of Science in Hospitality Management offers a career driven credential that prepares stduents to become professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this rapidly growing field. As the industry evolves into specialized areas, ranging from eco-tourism to gaming, Drexel enables students to narrow their focus and expand their career opportunities in one of the following two dynamic concentrations.
Gaming and Casino Management Concentration
Students acquire a complete, global overview of the casino and gaming industry, from marketing to management, with an in-depth examination of trends, policies, and impacts on gaming operations. Students learn about the strategic use of technology and computer information systems in the casino industry. Coursework includes structured decision-making in the acquisition of technology as well as the analysis of financial results of casino programs and products, strategic issues in casino security, and an exploration of the unique operational aspects of tribal casino management.
Global Tourism Concentration
Students acquire a complete perspective of the global destination and resort industry from management to marketing that includes strategic planning and competitive analysis of domestic and international resort destinations. Coursework includes the economics and social dynamics that influence tourism. Students examine limits to mass tourism and study alternatives such as eco-tourism as well as how environmental changes affect tourism.
In the scope of global careers, few offer more opportunity at the national and international level than hospitality management.
Drexel’s Master of Science in Hospitality Management (HM) prepares professionals for the skills and knowledge required to fill the executive level career needs within the global tourism industry. This two-year credential, offered in a convenient online format, is ideal for industry professionals interested in rapid career advancement.
For course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.