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Executive Master of Hospitality Administration - Online Degree



2 years

Required Credits



Online only

5 Reasons to get an Executive Master of Hospitality Administration (MHA) degree at UNLV

  1. Top-ranked hospitality program in the country.
  2. Opportunity to focus on either hospitality or gaming management.
  3. Flexibility for working professionals.
  4. Learn best practices from professors who are industry experts.
  5. Address real issues facing the industry and your everyday work life.

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An Online Masters Program Designed for Working Hospitality Professionals

The Executive Master of Hospitality Administration is a self-paced, online degree for individuals who have at least three years of management experience in the hospitality industry. Offered completely online, the MHA program allows you the flexibility to balance your work and personal life with your academic responsibilities. You will realize benefits from day one as you study hospitality cases, learn from the best practices of professors, and even address your own professional challenges in classes. Study anywhere, start anytime. Apply today!

Choose your area of focus:

Hospitality Management

Through courses in service management, financial analysis, human resources, etc., you’ll develop the leadership knowledge you need to get that promotion you’ve been waiting for or to embark on an entirely new career path in the hospitality industry.

Gaming Management

This degree track will help you develop a solid knowledge base in gaming operations, marketing, accounting, etc., giving you an edge over the competition as you seek to move up in your organization.

Want to expand your skills but are not currently interested in pursuing a degree? Explore our Online Gaming Management Certificate, composed of five three-credit courses (courses can be applied toward the full degree should your academic goals change in the future).

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Jason Voltz ’18 Master of Hospitality Administration graduate

"The program was very flexible and worked better with my lifestyle than a traditional program. It also gave me the opportunity to take what I know and run with it."

Jason Voltz ’18
Master of Hospitality
Administration graduate

Application Deadline

  • Fall Term: July 1
  • Spring Term: November 15
  • Summer Term: April 1

Program Structure

Classes run continuously throughout the year in five 8-week sessions, and you can begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer. This 30-credit program is composed of ten 3-credit courses.

Is the Executive MHA Program right for me?

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How much does it cost to attend the MHA Program?

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Hospitality Hall (UNLV), Rm 362

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

A graduate degree coupled with extensive hospitality industry experience is a powerful mix, making way for careers as managers, directors, company VPs and presidents, owners, and developers. The core classes in this program – marketing, financial analysis, service management, human resources and research methods – give you the foundation you need, whether you are pursuing jobs in hotels, casinos, restaurants, travel, entertainment and events, etc.

Career Options

  • General manager – hotel/lodge/country club
  • Hotel developer/franchiser
  • Casino manager
  • Revenue manager – casino/resort
  • Convention sales director
  • Trade show operations manager
  • Restaurant/catering manager
  • Food and beverage director
  • Employee relations manager
  • Human resources director
  • Financial analyst – casino/resort
  • Purchasing manager
  • Director of eSports