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Dual Degree: Master of Science in Hotel Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems

The dual Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems and Master’s of Science in Hotel Administration (MIS/HOA) degree is designed for those who seek career opportunities in the information technology sector of the hospitality industry.  The 48-credit dual degree is offered jointly by between the UNLV College of Business and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
The program provides students with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary leaders in the application of advanced information technology practices to the hospitality industry. The 24-credit core MIS program is designed to advance the student’s knowledge and practice of information technology. The 24-credit MS in Hotel Administration provides the student with a concentration in the hospitality field. The dual MIS/MS-HOA program also takes advantage of the natural learning environment found in Las Vegas—the gaming and entertainment capital of the world. Graduates of the program will receive dual degrees: an MS/MIS from the College of Business and a MS in Hotel Administration. Students should expect that the dual MIS/HOA degree program will take approximately three years (six semesters) to complete.

MS HOA/MS MIS Admission Process

The dual Master of Science in Hotel Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS HOA/MS MIS) degree is designed for those who seek career opportunities in the technology sector of the hospitality industry.
The deadline for a Fall admittance is May 1, and the deadline for Spring admittance is October 1.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the functions of human resource management, with special attention to strategic human resource alliances and developing trends.
  • Examine service marketing and management concepts relevant to the hospitality industry and explore how these concepts can be applied to service delivery systems
  • Examine research methods including:  scientific method, literature review, sampling, statistics, research design and analytical technique.
  • Examine mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of hotel management, convention and meetings management, casino management, or food service management.
  • Develop critical analytical skills to assess the quality of the research and information that students will encounter in their professional lives.
  • Conduct independent research in their major area of work on the analysis of a problem for a hospitality organization. 
  • Plan, organize, design, construct, and carry out research to help solve identified problems