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  • MS in Hospitality Management


    Travel and hospitality have become prominent national industries across the globe, requiring an increasing number of professionals at all skill levels. As hospitality expands, professionals holding graduate-level degrees will be required to fill the needs of the bourgeoning tourism industry. Total travel and tourism demand in 2014 is estimated at $9.55 trillion in economic activity, and 269.5 million people around the globe will have a job created by tourism, accounting for 1 in every 11 jobs.

    Drexel's accredited online Master’s in Hospitality Management provides you with the skills needed to advance in the hospitality industry, meeting real world challenges and becoming key decision-makers. This two year program is offered conveniently online to meet the needs of today’s busy professionals.  


    • Gaming and Casino Management
    • Global Tourism

    Career Paths

    • Business ownership
    • Convention services
    • Real estate development projects
    • Senior management of hotels and resorts
    • Strategic development for online distribution of travel services

    Non-Matriculated Option

    Interested in applying as a non-matriculated student? Select “Graduate Non-Matriculated - Center for Hospitality and Sport Management” as your program of interest on the online application. Official transcripts and a resume are required. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Hospitality Management Required Courses 
    HRM 501Foundations of the Hospitality Industry3.0
    HRM 505Customer Service for Professionals3.0
    HRM 515Destination and Resort Management3.0
    HRM 555Hospitality Human Resource Management3.0
    HRM 610The Global Tourism System3.0
    HRM 612Tourism and Sustainability3.0
    HRM 650Strategic Management & Leadership in Hospitality3.0
    HRM 680Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism3.0
    Business Core 
    BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
    HRM 595Economics of Tourism3.0
    ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development3.0
    ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations3.0
    HRM 572
    Gaming Information Systems 
    HRM 575
    Current Issues in Gaming 
    HRM 614
    Tourism Development 
    HRM 616
    Tourism Marketing and Branding 
    HRM 670
    Casino Financial Analysis 
    HRM 672
    Security and Risk Management 
    HRM 674
    Tribal Gaming Management 
    HRM 676
    Casino Marketing 
    HRM 997
    Research Project in Hospitality Management 
    Total Credits48.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last two years of undergraduate work. Graduate work should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

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