MBA in Hospitality Management

Earning your MBA in Hospitality Management at Lynn will get you more than just a graduate-level business degree.

Yes, you’ll gain the business and management skills that an MBA assumes—but you’ll also gain an added specialization in the area of your choice.

Regardless of which sub-industry you’re in, the field of hospitality management is all about providing your guests with amazing experiences. We’ll show you how to surpass your guests’ needs and expectations every time, providing a foundation that will enable you to excel.

In your studies, you’ll learn to manage essential business components from motivating staff to managing—and growing— your bottom line. Your professors will share their personal experiences as top-level managers, providing tips and tricks that can start you off running as you take the next step in your career.

And you’ll study hands-on, with VIP guest speakers brought into class and opportunities to learn off-campus at a variety of hospitality hubs. Gain experience with large-scale projects that actually affect the local market, or dive right in with an internship. Get as active in the industry as you like—it’s up to you.

The specialization in hospitality management will add to the management skills you’ve already gained through personal experience and your undergraduate studies. You’ll take detailed courses that investigate guest happiness, including how to gauge it and the various ways that you can cater to it.

The global exposure you’ll gain at Lynn will be a great addition to your education and experience, too. About 25% of our students are international, from countries outside of the U.S. Gaining experience with various cultures and nationalities will help ensure a perfect transition into the field of hospitality.

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Hospitality Management MBA: Curriculum

All MBA students will complete a series of six foundational courses that provide a knowledge of business and management with topics in marketing, human resources and financial accountability.

Courses specific to the MBA in Hospitality Management program:

HA 525: Food Service Administration
Food service systems and operations. Controls and financial management of efficient food service operations.

HA 530: Resort Development and Management
Principles of resort management with particular reference to the social, economic and environmental issues involved in resort development and management.

HA 575: Service Management
An integrated approach to the marketing, operational and human aspects of managing a service business. Case studies of service businesses provide the major focus for service management analysis.

Hospitality Management MBA: Requirements

Graduates of the MBA in Hospitality Management program must complete 12 three-credit courses, which include seven foundational courses (21 credits), three hospitality management specialization courses (9 credits) and two electives (6 credits).

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Hospitality Management MBA: Career opportunities

Your new degree will give you access to impressive career opportunities—many more than we could ever hope to list. Still, we’ve created this short sampling of careers you might pursue with this degree:

  • Brand manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Finance manager
  • Customer service director
  • Director of hospitality

You already know that you’ll have access to countless career opportunities as a hospitality management graduate—but just in case you’re interested, take a look at the amazing companies Lynn hospitality management alumni have collaborated with:

  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Embassy Suites Hotels
  • Boca West Country Club
  • St. Andrews Country Club
  • Grand Lux

We’re happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.

Hospitality Management MBA: Salary outlook

Employment of meeting, convention and event planners, such as those found in hospitality management, is expected to increase by 33 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduating from the Hospitality Management MBA program at Lynn University may increase your earning potential in the hospitality industry by opening the door to new management and leadership opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that median annual salary wages in May 2012 in corporate settings were $47,960 for food service managers, $46,810 for lodging managers and $45,810 for meeting, convention and event planners.

Last modified: Jul. 01, 2016