This dual degree is offered by the Harrah Hotel College in conjunction with UNLV’s Lee Business School. The MBA/MS HOA is designed for those who seek business leadership opportunities in hotel administration. The 51-credit degree provides students with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative business leaders in the hospitality industry. The 30-credit MBA portion of the degree advances the knowledge and practice of general business administration.
The MS HOA portion of the degree (21 credits for the MBA dual) helps students acquire knowledge specific to the management of hospitality operations. This program will take at least three years (six semesters) to complete. The completion of a professional paper is included in the credit total of the program.
The admission requirements for the dual degree program are the same as those stated under the MBA and MS HOA programs. The dual MBA program only accepts the GMAT for admission. All dual 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 MBA and the MS HOA programs. Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the Lee Business School and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration in an independent process within each college. Applicants must be admitted to both the Lee Business School and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration to qualify for either dual degree program for that term.
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
All documentation and application materials must be received by the Graduate College, the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Graduate Studies Office, and the Lee Business School by the deadline for the application to be considered.