M.S. in Hospitality Management – Specialization in Mega Events

Mega-Events, defined here as events with more than 10,000 attendees, are becoming more common, with attendance at programs growing on average 22% in the last ten years. Larger events are inherently more complicated, requiring additional security and facility concerns, as well as presenting greater budgetary and marketing pressures. Such considerations are not typically addressed in most event management educational programs, but are the specific focus of this master’s program. This program has been developed for those who have mastered the basics of event management and are now looking to prepare themselves for their next step in their career development. Courses focus on festivals, trade shows, major conventions, sports events, and concerts.

Required Courses

Core Requirements – 33 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
HMG 6280 Global Issues in Hospitality & Tourism 3
HMG 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3
HMG 6477 Accounting & Financial Management 3
HMG 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3
HMG 5/6XXX Hospitality Elective (course must be 5000/6000 level) (On Site Only) 3
HMG 6446 Hospitality & Tourism Technology Innovations (Online Only) 3
HMG 6496 Graduate Internship
A minimum of 500 hours of industry experience must be completed and verified.
HMG 6001 Event Feasibility 3
HMG 6500 Event Marketing & Sponsorship 3
HMG 6630 Event Safety & Security Planning 3
HMG 6200 Mega Events Management 3
HMG 6257 Hospitality & Tourism Industry Research Analysis 3

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Program at a Glance
  • 33 credits
  • $455 per credit for in-state (on-site)
  • $1001 per credit for out-of-state (on-site)
  • $750 per credit for online program
  • Internship required
  • On site & Online available

10-Month Executive M.S. in Hospitality Management

Individuals with at least five years of documented managerial experience in the industry can apply for the Executive M.S. in Hospitality Management.


For Military/Veterans, Employees, and Alumni

FIU graduates, members of the U.S. military, and veterans qualify for a $3,000 scholarship toward tuition. Corporate sponsorship is also available for employees who qualify.

Paying for School

View requirements and deadlines for internal and external scholarships and assistantships available to graduate students pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management.