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M.B.A. with a Concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Executives Program

Are you a business professional with an interest in advancing into higher-level management positions in the ever-expanding, global hospitality industry? Then the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship's M.B.A. with a Hospitality Management concentration can help take you to the next level in your profession.

Our M.B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Executives Program prepares you for a career in the world's largest industry, with a focus on hotel, restaurant and cruise segments of hospitality. You will gain extensive knowledge of customer relationship management and its importance in this people-driven industry; develop skills that prepare you to make data-driven decisions; create innovative strategies to improve performance and competitive positioning in the marketplace, and implement tactical, management concepts as you explore business through a hospitality and tourism lens.

  • M.B.A. core courses offered weeknights at the main campus or online.
  • Hospitality and Tourism courses offered on alternate Saturdays in a 16 week format.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January, and May.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(954)262-5067
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25067
hcbeinfo@nova.edu

Total credits: 39

M.B.A. Core Courses (21 total credits)


Hospitality and Tourism Concentration Courses
(18 total credits)
HST 5500 Hospitality and Tourism
HST 5515 Hospitality Branding and Promotion 
HST 5530 Distribution and Revenue Management
HST 5545 Hospitality Investments and Asset Management 
HST 5560 Innovative Data Driven Decision Making for Hospitality
HST 5575 Research Project within a Hospitality Organization

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prerequisite knowledge in selected content areas.

NOTE – An equivalent prerequisite may be completed at an approved regionally accredited institution or through a CLEP or DANTES exam within the students first two semesters of enrollment with HCBE. Students who have not completed the prerequisites courses within that timeframe will be required to complete them with the Huizenga College of Business, at NSU.

Master of Business Administration (all concentration areas)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (B- or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 5 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Business or Corporate Finance (8 weeks, online or evenings)
    • Statistics (8 weeks evenings, 16 weeks online)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (C+ or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 10 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Financial Accounting (16 weeks evenings or online)

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Walter Banks

Walter BanksPresident
Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Bob Becker

Bob BeckerSenior Vice President, Consumer Research
Norweigian Cruise Line

Heiko Dobrikow

Heiko DobrikowExecutive Vice President, The Las Olas Company
General Manager, Riverside Hotel

Fred Forgey, PhD

Fred Forgey, PhDDirector, Real Estate Development Program
Associate Professor

Anthony Hamawy

Anthony HamawyPresident, Cruise.com

John Preston Jones, DBA

John Preston Jones, DBA Dean H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Ramola Motwani

Ramola MotwaniChairwoman and CEO
Merrimac Ventures

Arlene Pecora

Arlene Pecora
Owner, President and CEO,
Signature Grand

Carol Pernsteiner, DBA

Carol PernsteinerPast Director, MBA for Hospitality and Tourism Executives
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Tim Petrillo

Tim PetrilloCEO-founder and CEO
The Restaurant People

Bob Swindell

Bob Swindell
President and CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

John Tolbert

John TolbertPresident, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Waldorf Astoria Resort