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Dual Degrees: M.B.A. or M.I.S. & M.S. in Hotel Administration


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The dual MBA or M.I.S. and M.S. in Hotel Administration program of study is designed for those who seek career and business or information technology leadership opportunities in hotel administration. These degrees are offered in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Business. The programs will provide students with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative business leaders in hotel administration. The core MBA program is designed to advance the knowledge and practice of business and administration. The core M.I.S. program gives a student key skills in information technology systems analysis and design. The M.S. in Hotel Administration portion of the dual degree is designed to provide the industry-specific skills and knowledge. Students will receive a dual degree, an MBA and a M.S. in Hotel Administration, or an M.I.S. and a M.S. in Hotel Administration.

Admission

The admission requirements for the dual degree program are the same as those stated under the M.B.A., M.I.S. or M.S. in Hotel Administration programs. Administration requires that applicants submit evidence of at least one year of full-time experience in management in the hospitality industry or three years of consecutive full time entry-level experience in hospitality.

Application Process

See the Application Process Section under the M.B.A., M.I.S. and the M.S. in Hotel Administration programs. Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the UNLV College of Business and Harrah Hotel College. Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the UNLV Colleges of Business and Hotel. Applicants must be admitted to both the M.B.A. or M.I.S. and Master of Science in Hotel Administration programs to qualify for either dual degree program.

Degree Requirements


 

Students must be admitted to both the M.B.A. and M.S. in Hotel Administration programs with graduate standing. For the dual M.B.A./Hotel Administration program, a student must successfully complete the 54 total credit hours with 33 credit hours of the M.B.A. required core courses, and 21 credits hours of required Hotel Administration courses, consisting of eighteen credits of required courses and one three credit elective course (600/700 level). Students must complete an initial nine-credit course load in the M.B.A. program (i.e. MBA 702, MBA 709 and MBA 710) before enrolling in any Hotel Administration courses.

For the dual M.I.S./Hotel Administration program, a student must complete 48 total credit hours, 24 in the M.I.S. program and 24 in Hotel Administration. The 48 credits consist of 16 required courses. There are no elective courses in the M.I.S. and Hotel Administration dual degree program. Students must complete an initial nine-credit course load in the M.I.S. program before enrolling in any hotel administration courses.

The dual program requires successful completion of a professional paper and should adhere to the American Psychological Association’s current Publication Manual regarding writing style and format. Professional papers must be bound and copies provided to the department office and advisor.

M.B.A./Hotel Administration Required Courses:

A. MBA Core Courses - Total Credits: 33
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B. Hotel Administration M.S. Courses (dual M.B.A. degree) - Total Credits: 21
 
 
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HOA Elective (600- or 700-level)
 
C. M.I.S. Core Courses – Total 24 Credits
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
With approval of the MIS program graduate coordinator, required MIS courses may be substituted with elective courses to avoid duplication of a student’s previous course work and to address the needs of the student’s specific career choice.
 
D. Hotel Administration M.S. Courses (dual M.I.S. degree) – Total Credits 24

 

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  (Professional paper must be completed at the end of the dual program and examine a topic relating to Information Technology in Hospitality)

 

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