Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management Concentration

Effective August 19, 2012, this program is no longer available for future enrollments

The Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality Management (MBA-Hosp Mgmt) degree program is well suited for individuals who are intending to be or are managers or corporate leaders. Graduates will be gaining and acquiring knowledge and skills in leadership, financial management, hospitality operations, customer service strategy, planning processes, and operations methodology. The graduates can apply these competencies as managers, consultants, or leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The program emphasizes the skills the manager or consultant need to be successful in the operations and functions of hospitality based venue. The degree program is designed for those who wish to broaden and expand on their experience in leadership, properties planning, operations, and change management, either as line managers or consultants, as well as those making a transition into the profession.

The Hospitality Management field concentration is focused on the development of skills and competencies in managers, leaders, and consultants who seek to improve organizational effectiveness, enhance decision making, improve the operations of the venue, and develop analysis and research expertise. While this program is strongly grounded in organizational concepts, strategic, and management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to ensure educational relevance and applicability in today's challenging business and institutional hospitality environments. Strong and effective theory-to-practice models ensure that students will acquire advanced research competencies, the skills to manage effectively, and to improve the overall performance and effectiveness of their hospitality focused organizations.


  • Investigate and analyze the roles and responsibilities of hospitality managers
  • Identify and assess the techniques to create, operate, staff, and evaluate service systems for hospitality/tourism/resort enterprises
  • Differentiate between various organizational designs and their strategic implementation
  • Research and explore emerging issues that impact domestic and global lodging.
  • Formulate marketing initiatives through research, develop effective strategies, enhance revenues from strategic channels, and evaluate marketing outcomes

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting


ECON616Applied Managerial Economics


FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


EMBA690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making


MGMT605Graduate Research Methods


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Concentration

MKTG631Customer Experience Management and Marketing


MGMT610Hospitality Organizational Behavior


MGMT612Hospitality and Food Service Operations


MGMT614Hospitality Properties Development and Planning


MGMT616Managerial Communications


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48

MBA Prerequisite Knowledge

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is a professional degree intended for those who aspire to increase their level of responsibility within their chosen field. The courses in the MBA programs are rigorous. There is an expectation of a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Specifically, the MBA was designed with the assumption that the student has prior knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and statistics.

For those entering an MBA program who do not have an undergraduate degree in business, Colorado Technical University may require the successful completion of 500-level foundation courses which serve as prerequisites to the respective 600-level accounting, finance, economics, and statistics courses. CTU will evaluate the undergraduate transcripts for all students entering the MBA program to determine if a student is required to take any or all of these courses. If the student has previously completed sufficient coursework in the areas stated above, the University may waive the prerequisites. Students who can provide evidence of significant professional experience in any or all of the areas may also have prerequisites waived. The courses also are available to students who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas, even if they have completed previous courses in those subject areas.

Students who are required to complete any of the Master of Business Administration prerequisite courses are allowed a maximum of two attempts for each designated course. After two unsuccessful attempts for any of the courses, the student will be withdrawn from the MBA or Executive MBA program. Students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department for alternative programs of study, or if they have additional questions regarding these courses.


  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Denver North