Master of Science in Hospitality Management with Specialization in Mega and Large Scale Events

General

Program Description

Program Description

Mega and large-scale events are becoming more common, with attendance at programs growing on average 22% in the last ten years. Larger events are inherently more complicated, requiring additional security and facility concerns, as well as presenting greater budgetary and marketing pressures. Such considerations are not typically addressed in most event management educational programs but are the specific focus of this master’s program. Courses focus on festivals, trade shows, major conventions, sports events, and concerts.

Program at a Glance

  • 33 credits
  • Fully online option available
  • Career Services Department dedicated solely to Hospitality Students
  • $455 per credit for Florida Residents
  • $1001 per credit for Non-Florida Residents
  • $750 per credit for the online program
  • International students can take advantage of off-campus employment at the start of their Master's program under Curricular Practical Training
  • Additional 1-year of OPT upon graduation

Required Courses

Core Requirements Credits
HMG 6280 Global Issues in Hospitality & Tourism 3
HMG 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality & Tourism 3
HMG 6477 Accounting & Financial Management 3
HMG 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar 3
HMG 5/6XXX Hospitality Elective (course must be 5000/6000 level) 3
HMG 6496 Graduate Internship 3
Specialization in Mega and Large Scale Events Credits
HMG 6001 Event Feasibility 3
HMG 6500 Event Marketing & Sponsorship 3
HMG 6630 Event Safety & Security Planning 3
HMG 6200 Mega Events Management 3
HMG 6257 Hospitality & Tourism Industry Research Analysis 3

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.
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries, including internationally educated American students, must demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL or IELTS test).

Application Requirements

  1. Online application
  2. $30 Application fee
  3. Official College/university transcripts (must be received in an unopened envelope, sealed by the issuing institution)
  4. GRE/GMAT scores (not required if college GPA is at least 3.0 in 60 credits of upper-division coursework)
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