Master of Science in Hospitality Management - Distance Program
Now available for completion in just 12 months! Contact Joseph Cilli for details on the curriculum.
Applicants to the School must submit a Graduate Application for Admission to the University and are required to follow the regular University admission procedures described in the FIU Graduate Admissions website. Applicants must be eligible for admission to the University before receiving admission to the School.
Admissions standards for the Master of Science degrees in Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies are an earned bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 written or 80 internet-based (iBT) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 Overall is required for international applicants or applicants with foreign academic credentials.
Applicants who meet admissions criteria, but do not have undergraduate preparation in Hospitality Management, may be required to complete a series of preparatory courses. Specific courses will depend upon the individual’s undergraduate preparation. A maximum of six semester hours of related graduate credit may be transferred from another university or from the graduate programs of this University.
There is a requirement that all students complete 1,000 hours of practical training work experience in the Hospitality or Tourism Industry in addition to the Graduate Internship of 300 hours. A minimum of 800 hours of the total 1,300 hours must be completed while enrolled at FIU. Work experience documentation is required.
The distance program is structured in a 'cohort' class rotation. Courses are offered over four semesters (15 months), four courses per semester. Classroom-based lectures with personalized instructions from the faculty members are provided online. Assignments, chat rooms, threaded discussions, bulletins, and testing are provided through an Internet-based program. Participants have a convenient one-on-one contact with their professors and peers via a dedicated email system, threaded discussion board postings, and live online meetings.
The cost for the Program is $33,000 for the 11 graduate courses ($1,000/credit). This includes classroom instruction on video which are supplemented with Internet-based learning, course materials, support services, and miscellaneous fees. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks via the Internet or local providers.
Cohorts begin throughout the year, starting with Hospitality Enterprise Technologies (HFT 6446). Click here for a sample schedule
To be eligible for a Master’s degree, a student must:
Satisfy all University requirements for a master’s degree.
Complete a minimum of 33 semesters credit hours of graduate level course work in the Hospitality Management curriculum.
Earn a minimum grade point average of ‘B’ (3.0) in all approved courses in the student’s graduate program of study.
No courses, in which a grade below ‘C’ is earned, may be counted toward the Master’s Degree. However, all approved work taken as a graduate student will be counted in computing the grade point average, including courses graded ‘D’ or ‘F’.
HFT 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of Multinational Hospitality Companies
HFT 6225 Multicultural Human Resources Management for the Hospitality Industry OR HFT 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry
HFT 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism
HFT 6257 Contemporary Issues in the Hospitality Industry
HFT 6477 Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry
HFT 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality Industry OR HFT 6478 Restaurant Development
HFT 6586 Research and Statistical Methods
HFT 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar
HFT 6946 Graduate Internship (0 credit)
HFT 6466 Revenue Management
HFT 6596 Marketing Management
Required for all graduate students unless prior experience warrants a waiver of this requirement (see advisor for information).
Industry Experience Requirement: 1,300 hours
1,000 hours of hospitality related practical training work experience is required plus 300 hours for the Graduate Internship. A minimum of 800 hours must be completed while enrolled in the graduate program at FIU. Work experience documentation is required.
Also available on campus.