Global Hospitality Management (MS)

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Program Description

The field of global hospitality management is growing and evolving, and is expected to recover and thrive post-pandemic. The Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality offers the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Management which prepares students for emerging trends in the hospitality industry, including increased travel demand, new technological advances, and more entrepreneurial options than ever before. This redesigned degree readies students for careers in today's international hospitality industry and provides the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in hotel management, the food and beverage industry, and other hospitality sectors. It affords students the benefits and resources of studying at NYU, and the competitive advantage of earning a degree in New York City—home to the top hotels in the world.

The Master of Science in Global Hospitality Management is a 36-credit program, which includes a core curriculum that establishes a broad foundation for the discipline, an internship, a capstone course, and choices of electives . Taught by faculty members who are leading industry practitioners, the program is structured to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time students, allowing opportunities for either part-time or full-time study in any semester. Typically, students complete the degree within 1.5 years of full-time study or in 2-3 years of part-time study.

The general core, comprised of business-oriented courses, will develop your key competencies as a hospitality manager. You will study data analytics, business communications, hospitality finance, business models and markets, design thinking and innovation, and trends in travel and tourism. The core courses provide a strong foundation that allows you to specialize via an extensive range of elective courses, which cover aspects of hospitality management including real estate and asset management, entrepreneurship, marketing and demand management.

Learning occurs both in the classroom and in the industry—through various networking opportunities, lecture series, research projects, and optional internships. If you have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to waive the internship course with departmental approval. Waivers permit students to take additional courses in selected areas; they do not reduce the number of credits required for the degree.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.