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Advance a career in hospitality management with a Master of Science degree

Known as the MBA for the hospitality industry, students will gain specific managerial mastery to prepare them to work on the business side of a multibillion-dollar international industry.

With a wide range of careers, the hospitality industry is one of the largest sectors in the service industry and provides a vast number of opportunities for those with an MS in Hospitality Management.

Program at a glance

  • Ranked among the top 10 programs in the US by QS World University Rankings
  • We have the most graduates earning the highest starting salaries compared to any other Florida State University hospitality program
  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months!
  • Career Services department dedicated solely to Hospitality Students
  • Take part in the 5-day, star-studded South Beach Wine & Food Festival®
    • A national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities.
  • International students can take advantage of off-campus employment at the start of the Master's program for up to 1300 hours!
    • As well as 1-year of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation
  • Total tuition cost:
    • In-state student tuition, on-campus: $15,015
    • Out-of-state and international student tuition, on-campus: $33,033
    • Fully online program: $24, 750

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Required courses

Core Requirements –  33 Credits

  • Accounting & Financial Management: 3
  • Global Issues in Hospitality & Tourism: 3
  • Research and Statistical Methods: 3
  • Hospitality and Tourism Industry Research Analysis: 3
  • Marketing & Sales in Hospitality & Tourism: 3
  • Hospitality Law Seminar: 3
  • Revenue Management OR Feasibility Studies OR Restaurant Development: 3
  • Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry: 3
  • Hospitality Elective: 3
  • Graduate Practicum: 3
  • Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism: 3

Interested in research?

Students interested in working with a professor to conduct research and produce a thesis as part of their graduate studies can apply for the Master of Science in Hospitality Management with thesis.