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Dual Master's Degree in Hotel Administration & Masters of Business Administration (MBA)



3 to 3.5 years

(full time)

Required Credits



UNLV campus

5 Reasons to get a dual MBA/MS in Hospitality Administration degree at UNLV:

  • Top-ranked program; located in the center of the hospitality industry.
  • Opportunity to gain high-level management skills that apply to the dynamic hospitality management sector.
  • Engage with experts in research that directly impacts the industry.
  • Double your networking opportunities by working with faculty, professionals, and fellow students in two separate fields.
  • Dual specialty gives you an edge over the competition in the job market.

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A Dual Degree that Brings Your Professional Passions Together

Hotel-resorts, conventions, entertainment venues, etc., represent some of the most complex business sectors in the world—requiring professionals who have the skills to ensure the operational health of the organization. With a dual MBA/Master’s in Hotel Administration (MBA/MS HOA) degree, you’ll be able to combine business fundamentals with strong service principles to help bring a new level of success to your enterprise.

Admission Process

The dual master's in MIS/HOA program is open to graduates from all undergraduate disciplines. You are required to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at an international college or university. Although applications are reviewed by both the Harrah College of Hospitality and Lee Business School admissions committees, you need only submit one application and pay only one application fee.

Dual Degree Program Structure

The dual MBA/MS HOA degree is a 51-hour program in which students take 21 credits in Hotel Administration and 30 credits in Business Administration. Students receive dual degrees: an MBA and a MS in Hotel Administration. Full-time students typically receive their degree within 3 to 3.5 years, while part-time students average between 4.5 and 5.5 years.

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"At UNLV I was able to blend my interests in hotel management and sustainability with a research study that I’m truly passionate about."

Rochelle Good ’18
Dual MBA/MS HOA degree recipient

Application Deadlines

Fall Term:
February 15 – to be considered for funding
May 1 – for international applicants
July 15 – for domestic or permanent residence applicants

Spring Term:
October 1 – for international applicants
November 15 – for domestic or permanent resident applicants


The dual MBA/MS HOA degree program consists of faculty from both the Harrah College of Hospitality and Lee Business School. These faculty are world-recognized experts in a number of business sectors, including the hospitality and tourism industries.

More Skills Means More Career Opportunities

Achieving mastery within two disciplines is a sure-fire way of differentiating yourself from the competition. As a dual-graduate-degree holder, you’ll demonstrate to future employers just how disciplined you are as an employee and how serious you are about your career.

Career Options

With your dual MBA/MS HOA degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of roles, including:

  • Marketing analyst or manager
  • Financial analyst or officer
  • Hotel operations manager
  • Revenue manager
  • Casino manager
  • IT manager
  • Conventional sales director
  • Food and beverage director
  • Restaurant owner/manager
  • Arena manager

Harrah College of Hospitality Office of Graduate Programs

Hospitality Hall (UNLV), Rm 347

To learn more about our policies and procedures, visit the Hospitality Graduate Programs Microsite.

Lee Business School Office of Graduate Student Services

Frank and Estella Beam Hall (UNLV BEH) 209
Lee Business School
Graduate Student Services

Graduate Coordinators

Harrah College of Hospitality
Tony Henthorne

Lee Business School
John Baur, Ph.D.