MBA - Hospitality Concentration

Johnson & Wales University is the largest educator of hospitality professionals in North America. Economists recognize the global hospitality industry as the largest industry in the world and one of the fastest growing fields for future employment. Through the Master of Business Administration degree program with concentration in Hospitality, students acquire the skills and experiences needed to provide exemplary leadership for hospitality-related organizations throughout the world, including Marriott and Compass Group.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.
  • Examine and analyze social, multicultural and environmental issues and their impacts upon managerial practices in the global hospitality industry.

Graduates learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that help them ethically solve problems occurring in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways.

Graduates in the MBA with a concentration in Hospitality may seek higher-level positions within global organizations that require MBA core curricular skills, as well as strategic planning and management expertise. In the highly competitive hospitality and tourism industry, professionals within the industry are needed to conduct high-level research, develop effective strategies, enhance revenues from strategic channels, and evaluate marketing outcomes. The MBA with a concentration in Hospitality provides the advanced training and knowledge needed to secure employment positions in these growing areas.

Foundation courses should be completed prior to registering for core and concentration courses.

Providence and North Miami students admitted to graduate programs in the College of Business who meet the English Proficiency Requirements but whose undergraduate degree was not earned at a American university or at a university located in a country in which the official language is English will be required to take a communications skills assessment. A list of those countries may be found online. Graduate students exiting the English as a Second Language Program at Johnson & Wales University may also be required to take a writing assessment. 

Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Concentration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Foundation Courses
ECON5000Economics in the Global Economy3
FISV5000Corporate Financial Accounting3
Core Courses
FISV5526Financial Reporting and Control3
FISV5600Financial Management3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Hospitality Courses
HOSP6509Hospitality and Tourism Global Issues3
Choose three of the following:9
Strategic Marketing in Service Dominant Logic
Franchising and Licensing
Benchmarking and Operations Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
Corporate Social Responsibility
Experience, Adventure and Education Tourism
Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry
Competitive Strategies in Hospitality
Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism
Event Leadership and Planning
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0-42.0