Program Overview

Preparing Strategic Leaders for the Hospitality Industry

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree program is designed to develop informed, competent and innovative leaders in the international hospitality industry.

The 36-credit program features a practitioner-focused curriculum that enables student to earn the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary lead and work effectively in the core business sectors of the hospitality industry.  Students will acquire knowledge, critical awareness and experience in key hospitality-centric domains, including human capital management, technology, finance and entrepreneurship. Course work focuses on globally-framed, cultural-specific models of hospitality management, including historical overview, trends and issues in the hospitality industry, gaming and resort markets and relevant business, management and operations topics. Courses are offered completely online and structured in an 8-week format.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    • Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • A qualitative evaluation of the applicant's undergraduate educational work from a regionally accredited college or university. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 is recommended to be successful in the program.
    • Relevance of work experience and career objectives to the program objectives.
    • Two years of professional, managerial or related experience is required for all graduate degree programs.
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    Thomas Edison State University has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The University is one of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the first schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults and offers degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study.

    Thomas Edison State University's flexible learning methods range from online courses and prior learning assessment to credit transfer and credit-bearing exams. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs, and professional certificates tailored to the needs of adults, whether it is for professional advancement or personal fulfillment. Named for the famous American inventor who acquired knowledge outside of the traditional classroom, Thomas Edison State University provides higher education for adults with higher expectations.


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