Joint Master of Science: International Real Estate and Hospitality Management

General

Program Description

In conjunction with the Hollo School of Real Estate and the Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business, the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers the joint degree program in International Real Estate and Hospitality Management.

Students enrolled in the joint degree program can earn both an M.S. in International Real Estate and an M.S. in Hospitality Management in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to obtain both degrees separately.

Program at a Glance

  • 51 credits
  • Non-thesis and thesis option
  • Online and on-site
  • Not applicable to Executive M.S. in Hospitality Management

Online Study Available

Individuals interested in the accelerated study may apply for the fully-online version and complete the program in 12 months.

How to Apply

  1. Candidates to the joint degree program must meet the entrance requirements established by each individual program.
  2. Candidates must indicate on their application their intention to pursue the joint degree option. Students deciding to pursue the joint degree option after having been admitted into one program must formally apply to be considered for the second-degree program.
  3. The joint degree program applies to the online versions of both degree programs. The joint degree does not include the Executive M.S. in Hospitality Management degree.

Required Courses

To obtain the M.S. in Hospitality Management degree, hospitality management graduate students must fulfill all hospitality management requirements, including 11 hospitality courses totaling 33 credit hours. The student can follow either the non-thesis or thesis track. Students will need to complete all degree requirements in one of the programs prior to being able to take courses in the other.

A minimum of 17 courses will be required to earn the two degrees: seven (7) specific to the M.S. in Hospitality Management program, six (6) specific to the M.S. in International Real Estate program, and four (4) substitute courses.

Hospitality management students must take a total of 51 credit hours to earn both graduate degrees.

Hospitality Management (non-thesis) – 21 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
HMG 6246

Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry

3
HMG 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3
HMG 6257 Contemporary Global Issues in Hospitality and Tourism 3
HMG 6916 Hospitality Industry Research Project 3
HMG 6466 Hospitality Revenue Management 3
HMG 6596 Marketing Management 3
HMG 6946 Graduate Internship* 0
Elective 3

*The zero credit Graduate Internship (HMG 6946) involves 300 hours of hospitality work experience and is required for all graduate students unless prior experience warrants.

International Real Estate – 18 Credits

To obtain the M.S. in International Real Estate degree, hospitality management graduate students will be required to take six (6) courses specific to the MSIRE program.

Course Number Course Name Credits
REE 6045 Real Estate Markets, Institutions, and Practices 3
REE 6200 Real Estate Finance 3
REE 6305 Advanced Real Estate Investment Valuation 3
REE 6435 Real Estate Law 3
REE 6935 Seminar in International Real Estate 3
FIN 6406 Corporate Finance 3
FIN 6644 Global Financial Strategy 3
FIN 6246 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
REE 6715 Real Estate Development 3
REE 6147 Real Estate Market Analysis 3

Common/Substitute Courses – 12 Credits

These courses are considered as sufficient substitutes for joint degree students. The relations are one way based on the initial program within which a student enrolls. This means that students starting in the M.S. in Hospitality Management program will take the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
HMG 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of Multinational Hospitality Companies 3
HMG 6477 Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry 3
HMG 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3
HMG 6478

Restaurant Development

OR

HMG 6607 Hospitality Real Estate Development

OR

HMG 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality Industry

3

Additional Requirements

Industry Experience Requirement – 0 Credits

All Hospitality Management students must meet the work experience requirement to graduate.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate admissions require a four-year bachelor’s degree with a 3.0-grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement will be required to submit official GRE/GMAT scores to complete their applications.
  • International students will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores

Application Requirements

To apply for the master’s degree program, prepare and submit:

  • Graduate application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official college/university transcripts (must be received in an unopened envelope, sealed by the issuing institution)
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. More than 2,000 undergradu ... Read More

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations, expert faculty, rich curriculum, and fast-track career opportunities in the international hotel, food service, and tourism industries. In August 2006, FIU unveiled the first American hospitality and tourism school in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU’s largest international program, with a capacity for up to 1,000 students. Read less