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2) Michigan State Broad - MBA with concentration in Hospitality Management

Michigan State University's Broad College of Business has a 21-month MBA program that offers a secondary concentration in Hospitality Business. The concentration can be taken in addition to the 4 primary concentrations - Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The hospitality concentration is offered by Michigan State University's The School of Hospitality Business, which pioneered specialty hospitality courses in 1927.

The core curriculum includes subjects that cover the areas of Accounting, Business Presentations, Data Analysis, Finance, Leadership & Teamwork, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Students then pick one of the five concentrations. To complete the Concentration in Hospitality Business, students must finish at least four courses from these six - Workforce Management in the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Computer Information Systems, Marketing in the Hospitality Industry, Financial Management in the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Business Research and Independent Study.

Companies that have hired from the school include Aspen Meadows Resort, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Carlson Hotels, Catawba Island Club, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Conference Chicago, Disney Worldwide Services, Dockside Restaurant Group, Ecolab, Entertainment Cruises, First Hospitality Group, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Kohler, Lettuce Entertain You® Restaurants, Marriott International, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Sodexo, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Breakers - Palm Beach, The Venetian/The Palazzo Resort, Waldorf-Astoria, Westfield Group – Corporate Hospitality and Yellowstone National Park Lodges - Xanterra Parks & Resorts.

3) London School of Business & Finance - Global MBA (Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management)

LBSF's Global MBA in Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management gives students in-depth knowledge and skills for managing the hospitality, sport and tourism industries, as well as marketing them to a global audience. The MBA is a 15-month program that can be taken at the London, Birmingham or Manchester campuses.

The program consists of 5 stages. The 1st teaches Marketing and Business Environment, the 2nd Accounting & Managerial Finance plus Systems and Operations Management, followed by the 3rd stage of Strategic Management & Leadership. The 4th stage involves Strategic Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management and Global Marketing Management. The final stage is the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project.

Students can then choose from 2 specializations. The first is Strategic Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, which gives a comprehensive understanding of the sectors, with theory, as well as case studies, discussions with industry managers, seminars, and research. The other option is Global Marketing Management, which helps students develop an understanding of the many international marketing environments, as well as global strategies and the important components of top international marketing plans.

Possible career options on graduating include Hotels Area Manager, Regional Marketing Coordinator, Merchandising Manager, Director of Sponsorship Services and Sales Manager.

4) Cornell University - Master of Management in Hospitality

Cornell University's Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) is a 1-year, 3-semester program that can be best described as a hospitality-focused, business management graduate degree.  It aims to create executive management team and entrepreneurial venture leaders in the hospitality sector. The program can be completed either at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, or as part of a joint degree with the Nanyang Technological University by completing part of the program at the Cornell Nanyang Institute of Hotel Management in Singapore.

Subjects covered as part of the core curriculum include Managerial Accounting, Operations Management, Marketing Management for Services, Leadership Development Program, Distinguished Lectures Series, Organizational Behavior, Managerial Communication, Human Resources Management and Competitive Strategies for the Hospitality Industry.

Students can then choose from 4 concentrations - Marketing Management, Operations & Revenue Management, Real Estate Finance & Investments and an individualized, Self-Directed concentration. The program also includes Externships at a hospitality-related organization, career treks and Asia immersions.

The MMH Class of 2011 had median base salaries of $52,000 in the USA, and $50,000 for international jobs. Companies that hired include Batali & Bastianich Hospitality, Carlson Hotels Worldwide , The Dinex Group , Ernst & Young, Expedia, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, InterContinental Hotels Group , Revenue Management- China, Jetsetter, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Kuoni Travel Group , Las Vegas Sands, Marriott International, Pan Pacific Hotels Group , Prince Resorts Hawaii, Revel Entertainment, Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Tourism Board, Starwood Hotels & Resorts , Taj Hotels & Resorts, ThinkFOOD Group, TravelClick , Villa Romanazzi Carducci and Wyndham Hotel Group.


1) Travel and Tourism Economic Impact Report 2012
2) Trends in the Global Hotel Industry

Recommended Read

1) Essec MBA in Hospitality Management
2) Michigan State Broad - MBA with concentration in Hospitality Management
3) London School of Business & Finance - Global MBA (Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management)
4) Cornell University - Master of Management in Hospitality

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