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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Global Hospitality Business, MS

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Program Description

The Master of Science (MS) in Global Hospitality Business program combines a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Conrad N. Hilton College of Restaurant and Hotel Management and two of the top-ranked hospitality programs in Europe and Asia, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). This truly global program provides select students with an extensive understanding of world markets and firsthand experience of local cultures across three continents. Students spend their first semester at EHL in Switzerland, their second semester at PolyU in Hong Kong, and their third semester stateside at the Hilton College.  

Designed in close collaboration with top players in the hotel, tourism and service industries, this degree offers unparalleled professional immersion through a unique and personalized capstone project, professional certifications, and business field trips to global tourism hubs like New York, Paris, and Macau.

Application Process

Students who have successfully completed the US equivalent of a Bachelor degree, preferably in Hotel and Restaurant Management or a related field, with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA, and no less than one year current or past employment in the hotel and tourism industry, will be considered after successful completion of the graduate application process . Satisfactory TOEFL and IELS scores are required for students who have not completed a US or other English-speaking degree or a US high school diploma.  

A Skype or other distance-conducted interview may be required for students who have met all other admission criteria and after approval by the MS applicant selection committee. The interview will be administered by the graduate programs office after a date and time is established that accommodates both the applicant and the interviewer. 

Degree Requirements

All MS degree candidates must complete 39 semester credit hours of graduate coursework over the course of three (3) semesters in each the three (3) designated partner locations to receive their graduate degree from either UH or one of the other two partnering institutions.

The credit hours necessary for graduation from this program are as follows:

Prescribed Elective Courses

Total Credit Hours for MS: 39

Course Waivers and Substitutions:

Above course hours cannot be waived under any circumstances.

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