MS in Hospitality Management - Specialization in Mega Events

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, focusing on Mega and Large-Scale events.

Learn the ins and outs of mega events from concept to creation. This degree will prepare you with all of the needed information to formulate the business plans necessary to carry off a sizable event.

This program has been developed for those who are interested in event management and are looking to prepare themselves for the next step in their career.

Courses will cover finances, contracts and strategic management, which are skills necessary to become a key player in event and venue management.

What are 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.

Program at a glance

  • Ranked the #6 program 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 1600 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: $27,000

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Required courses

Core requirements – 33 credits

  • Hospitality and Tourism Industry Research Analysis: 3
  • Hospitality Elective: 3
  • Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry: 3
  • Hospitality Law Seminar: 3
  • Global Issues in Hospitality and Tourism: 3
  • Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism: 3
  • Graduate Practicum: 3
  • Event Feasibility: 3
  • Event Marketing and Sponsorship: 3
  • Event Safety & Security Planning: 3
  • Mega Events Management:3

Ready to start your journey?

This degree will prepare you with all of the needed information to formulate the business plans necessary to carry off a sizable event.