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master's program

About the Program

A 30-credit master's degree in hotel and restaurant management opens new professional doors and opportunities by building relevant skills that maximize career potential. A master's of science in hotel and restaurant management is available to students who have received a bachelor's degree and want to update their management skills, change careers or obtain teaching vocational certification. Students may complete the required 30 graduate credits enrolled as a part-time or full-time student based on their individual needs.


The master's degree and graduate certificate programs are ideally suited for the working professional. All of the hotel and restaurant management graduate-level core courses are offered evenings, weekends and/or online. 

Program Coursework

The master's of science in hotel and restaurant management provides individuals who have a variety of professional, academic and advanced specialized abilities to further develop their analytical, management and communication skills necessary to be successful in hospitality management.

Master's degree in hotel and restaurant management (30 credits)

Required courses (9 credits)

Advanced Topics in Food Systems Management 3 Credits
Advanced Topics in Hospitality Management 3 Credits
Research Design and Methods 3 Credits


Supporting courses (9-13 credits)

Human Resource Management in Hospitality and Nutrition Services 3 Credits
Service Strategies for the Hospitality Industry 3 Credits
Global Hospitality Management - Study Abroad 3 Credits
International Hospitality Management 3 Credits
Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry 3 Credits
Managing Financial Systems in the Hospitality Industry 3 Credits
Hospitality Education Teaching Workshop 3 Credits


Culminating experience (6 credits)

Thesis or Research Project or Industry Operations Management Project 6 Credits


Cognate Courses (Outside the Program) (2-6 credits)

Statistical Applications
Other to be identified based on student interest/need


Courses determined in consultation with program adviser based on undergraduate degree and prior work experience.

Admission Requirements

Formal application is made through Eastern Michigan University Graduate Admissions. ( Eligibility is based on a bachelor's degree with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from an accredited institution and two letters of recommendation. International students must have the following: TOEFL (score of 213 or higher on computer based), MELAB (score of 77 or higher) or IELTS (score of 6.5 or higher).

Financial Aid

A wide variety of grants, loans and scholarships are available to Eastern Michigan University students through programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid. 

Enrollment Information

401 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
800.GO.TO.EMU (800.468.6368)