Combined B.S. and M.S. Program (4+1)

This program is designed for outstanding undergraduate students and allows students to pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Hospitality Management while completing their Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Hospitality Management. Students may take advantage of the 12-credit overlap in the B.S. and M.S. degree programs.

The combined B.S./M.S. program accelerates completion of the Master’s degree in a shorter time period. This program is for the Hospitality Management B.S./M.S. program only.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires current enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at FIU. In addition, an applicant must have completed between 75-90 credit hours of course work with a G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher.

Applications for the 4+1 program must be submitted by the first semester of the senior year. See your academic advisor.

Required Courses – 33 Credits

Students enrolled in the 4+1 program may count up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses as credits for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. The courses must be 5000- or 6000-level hospitality and tourism management graduate courses. For each of the graduate courses counted as credits for both B.S. and M.S. degree, a minimum grade of B is required.

Course Number Course Name Credits
HMG 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of Multinational Hospitality Companies 3
HMG 6225 Multicultural Human Resources Management for the Hospitality Industry or HMG 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry 3
HMG 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3
HMG 6257 Contemporary Global Issues in Hospitality and Tourism 3
HMG 6477 Financial Management of the Hospitality Industry 3
HMG 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality Industry or HMG 6478 Restaurant Development 3
HMG 6916 Industry Research Project 3
HMG 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3
HMG 6946 Graduate Internship 3
HMG 6466 Hospitality Revenue Management 3
HMG 6596 Marketing Management 3
Elective Course 3
Up to 4 courses (12 credits) may be used to satisfy both the bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. Courses must be 5000- or 6000- level School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Courses and students must earn a grade of a B or higher.

Degrees Awarded

The combined B.S./M.S. program has been designed to be a continuous program. However, upon completion of all the requirements of the undergraduate program, students will receive their B.S. degree.


For more information about the accelerated program, please contact an advisor in HM 106. This program is only available at the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC).