William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

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Master of Hospitality Administration, Executive Online Program

An Opportunity to Grow and Explore

The Master's of Hospitality Administration (MHA) degree program is an exciting, self-paced, online degree opportunity for professionals in the hospitality industry. Each course will lend power to your everyday activities as you employ new ideas and draw on time-honored theories. You will choose a professional paper or entrepreneurship class as your culminating experience project. By choosing to do a professional paper, you will take the learning opportunities right into your office as you focus on a challenging issue facing your company. The entrepreneurship class will take you in a different direction as you hone future plans for ownership of a hospitality-focused business.

This program was designed with the busy professional in mind. Offered totally online, this program allows one to live anywhere in the world, work, and travel and still receive a master’s degree from an accredited, internationally renowned university.

Program Structure

Classes run continuously throughout the year in five eight-week sessions, and you can begin the program at any time. This 30-credit program is composed of ten, three-credit courses:

  • Five required courses
  • Four electives
  • Professional paper or entrepreneurship class

At least two required courses and two electives are offered in each session.

Courses are offered online via WebCampus, a course management program. A computer, internet access and a password are all you need to read course materials and upload assignments. You will even take tests and through this system. WebCampus has networking features including a discussion board, email system and real-time chat capabilities for communicating with your professor and other students. Professors make themselves available by phone or online, so questions and concerns can be addressed in a timely manner.

In a hurry to finish? Although the program is usually completed in 18 to 24 months, the degree can be completed in one year. On the other hand, you might find yourself very busy at work with pressing deadlines. Then you can simply skip a session, scheduling classes for a less busy time. It’s up to you – it’s your program.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring – November 15
  • Summer – April 1
  • Fall – July 15

Available Online

UNLV is unable to provide fully online education to students from certain states. Visit the State Compliance page for more information.