University of New Orleans Lester E. Kabacoff School Of Hotel, Restaurant And Tourism Administration

Introduction

WHY HRT

A Living Laboratory

The Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration offers a premiere undergraduate hospitality management education. Our exceptional master’s degree program is the only one in the state of Louisiana. Our experience is painted on the canvas of the city of New Orleans – a living hospitality laboratory. Do you see yourself in this picture?

Consider the possibilities!

The French Quarter, Mardi Gras, jazz and heritage festivals, major sporting events! There’s no place like New Orleans! Most major hotel chains are represented in the city and the metro area offers a wide variety of opportunities in hotels, restaurants, food-service companies, private clubs, tour companies, and convention service companies. New ventures in hotel rooms, riverboats and land-based casinos, along with the uniqueness and charm of the French Quarter, our world-class cuisine, the largest concentration of famous chefs in one city, and jazz music make New Orleans the greatest “living laboratory” for hospitality and tourism management in the country.

Points of Pride

The Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

  • We are a named School: The Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.
  • We have the only Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration in the state of Louisiana.
  • The School of HRT is accredited by AACSB.
  • Ninety percent of all of our students hold full or part-time jobs that are directly related to their profession.
  • Our faculty has significant industry experience including general manager, division vice president, and others.
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Executive Online Master in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Online Full time Part time 1 year January 2017 USA New Orleans + 1 more

The Masters Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed specifically to advance the careers of busy hospitality and tourism industry executives and can be completed entirely online in one year. The curriculum consists [+]

The Masters Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed specifically to advance the careers of busy hospitality and tourism industry executives and can be completed entirely online in one year. The curriculum consists of ten dedicated courses (30 credits) that build upon the undergraduate degrees and work experience of executives in the fast growing hospitality and tourism industry. Each course will be taught by highly qualified graduate faculty who have excellent credentials in university teaching, research and service to the hospitality and tourism industry. This Executive Online Master of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is an exciting, new course of study from the renowned Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans. The Kabacoff School is named after Lester E. Kabacoff, a pioneer in the hospitality and tourism industry in New Orleans. The School has graduated students at the undergraduate level in Hospitality Management for over 30 years and has a strong, industry experienced, and internationally diverse faculty. A very successful Master of Science degree has been offered since 2004 to promote the career development of students who are interested in the field. This program is viewed very favorably by industry stakeholders with whom the School has close relationships. The close ties to the industry has provided support for the School; from the creation of our undergraduate program in the 1970s to the current development of the Executive Online Master of Science Degree. The Kabacoff School is part of UNO’s College of Business Administration which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). The University of New Orleans (UNO) is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 378 Colleges." New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating and unique cities, and the University of New Orleans is a key attribute in its personality. No other city offers the same extraordinary mix of history, culture, and innovation, and no other institution offers the same exciting opportunities to learn and work. Our hallmark programs such as Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration draw upon the University’s historical strengths and location. UNO is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Program costs The costs of the program may be paid in three installments: - Spring Semester (January): $10,999.92 - Summer Semester (June): $5,500.16 - Fall Semester (August): $10,999.92 Students will be expected to have reliable computers and equipment with high speed internet access and will also be responsible for purchasing textbooks for classes as needed. [-]

Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 USA New Orleans + 1 more

Tourism is the world’s largest industry and by the year 2011 will employ over 260 million people worldwide. Many people are unaware that beyond the frontline employees that we all see there is a cadre of highly sophisticated [+]

WHAT IS IT? An advanced degree program to better prepare future leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry. WHY CHOOSE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT? Tourism is the world’s largest industry and by the year 2011 will employ over 260 million people worldwide. Many people are unaware that beyond the frontline employees that we all see there is a cadre of highly sophisticated managers with complex and challenging jobs requiring advanced managerial skills. WHY COMPLETE A MASTERS DEGREE? This degree along with your work experience will give you an advantage as you progress to higher levels in your career. You will be exposed to advanced business concepts and acquire skills that will have practical applications in the workplace. Your personal development will be enhanced through interactive learning and you will have opportunities to share your experiences with people from a variety of backgrounds. WHY SELECT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (UNO)? UNO is a premier urban public university with over 10,000 students and has been rated as a university that offers the best value for the tuition dollar. Our mission is to produce well-rounded, three- dimensional individuals who are fully prepared to function as responsible citizens, and as skilled employees and entrepreneurs, in the complex and changing environment of a new century. UNO, a member of the Louisiana State University System, is located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain in an attractive residential area that is convenient to the financial, commercial and tourism areas of the City of New Orleans. The tract of lakefront property upon which the University is situated is among some of the most scenic and valuable real estate in New Orleans. Adding to the modern academic environment of the University are the educational, cultural, business and recreational opportunities, which abound in New Orleans. The Kabacoff School is part of the College of Business Administration which maintains high standards of academic excellence in all fields of business. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in business are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). WHY CHOOSE THE LESTER E. KABACOFF SCHOOL OF HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND TOURISM ADMINISTRATION (HRT)? The Kabacoff School is named after Lester E. Kabacoff, a pioneer in the hospitality and tourism industry in New Orleans. The School has graduated students in HRT for over 30 years and has a strong, industry experienced, and internationally diverse faculty. It has close relationships not only with the hospitality and tourism industry in New Orleans but with practitioners and academics throughout the world. With the uniqueness and charm of the French Quarter, world-class cuisine and jazz, New Orleans is perhaps the greatest “living laboratory” for hospitality and tourism management in the country. Why wouldn’t you want to learn about the hospitality industry in one of the most unique and exciting tourist destinations in the world? WHAT LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS WILL BE USED? In almost all cases, the emphasis will be on your active participation in the learning process. You will share your ideas and experience with others as the faculty guide you through seminars, presentations, industry internships, projects, case studies and information technology activities among others. WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS DEGREE? In addition to the personal growth of the student, employers also will benefit from the availability of increasingly valuable human resources. WHAT LINKS AND PARTNERSHIPS EXIST BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY? We are proud of our close ties to the industry that has supported us all the way; from the creation of our program in the 1970s to the current development of the Masters Degree. Our Advisory Board consists of leading executives and entrepreneurs from hotels, private clubs, destination management, restaurants and tourism organizations. Many of the courses will have industry interaction components ranging from research to operations analysis projects. WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION STANDARDS? Applicants are normally admitted if they have: - a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or equivalent, - a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, - a score of 400 or above on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or - a score of 246 or above on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) The University operates three sessions per year (beginning in August, January, and June). The Fall and Spring Semesters meet for approximately 15 weeks; the summer semester for approximately seven weeks. [-]