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.
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.
"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
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.
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
Conventional sales director
Food and beverage director
Harrah College of Hospitality Office of Graduate Programs