Feb 05, 2023  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 

Management Information Systems & Hotel Administration Dual M.S.

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The Lee School of Business, MIS department and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration offer a Master of Science in Hotel Administration and Master of Science in 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. Each student completes a total of 24 credit hours of MIS courses and a total of 24 credit hours of HOA courses. 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.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the dual degree program are the same as those of the regular MS HOA and MS MIS programs. Applicants must be admitted to both, the MS HOA and MS MIS programs. Candidates have to apply to the MS HOA / MS MIS dual program on the UNLV  Graduate College web site (not to both individual programs) and submit required application materials  to the Graduate College (online application on Graduate College web site, application fee, official transcripts, and official TOEFL score for international applicants), to the MIS Department (official GMAT or GRE score, two letters of recommendation [employee and college faculty if applicable], and official college transcripts), and  to the Harrah’s College of Hotel Administration  (official GMAT or GRE score. two letters of recommendation [employee and college faculty if applicable], official college transcripts, a current resume, and evidence of one year full- time managerial experience or three years full-time front line experience in a hospitality-related field).

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both programs, which include an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00, a GMAT score of 550 (or satisfactory GRE scores), a satisfactory TOEFL score for international applicants, and full-time work experience in the hospitality industry (one year managerial or three years front line experience).

Degree Requirements

Students must be admitted to both the MS MIS and MS HOA programs with graduate standing. For the dual MS MIS/MS HOA program, a student must successfully complete the 48 total credit hours with 24 required credit hours of core courses, and 24 required credits of MS HOA courses.
M.I.S. Core Courses – Total 24 Credits *
* With approval of the Director of Graduate MIS programs, 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.
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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