The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and the Lee School of Business MIS department, offer a Master of Science – Hotel Administration and Master of Science – Management Information Systems (MS HOA / MS MIS) dual degree program. It is designed for students who seek careers and leadership opportunities in the hospitality industry with a focus on information technology and management information systems. The program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to become visionary and creative leaders in information technology in the hospitality industry.
The program includes 48-credits and the student will receive both, an MS HOA and an MS MIS degree. The MS MIS degree (24 credits) helps students develop critical skills in information technology systems analysis and design. The MS HOA degree (24 credits) helps students acquire knowledge specific to the management of hospitality operations. HOA courses are accepted as hours of elective towards the MS MIS degree and MIS courses are accepted as hours of elective towards the HOA degree. This program will take at least three years (six semesters) to complete. The completion of a professional paper is included in the credit total.
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Plan Admission Requirements
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements. The admission requirements for the dual degree are the same as those stated under the MS MIS and MS HOA programs. Dual MS MIS applicants may take the GRE or the GMAT. All dual degree program applicants are required to show that they have at least one year of full-time management/supervisory experience or three years of cumulative full-time front-line experience in the hospitality industry.
See the Application Process section under the MS MIS and the MS HOA programs. Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and the Lee Business School in an independent process within each college. Applicants must be admitted to both schools to qualify for the dual degree program for that term. If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.
Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.