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Executive Master of Hospitality Administration - Online Degree

Earn your Master of Hospitality Administration Degree Completely Online

The Harrah College of Hospitality’s Master of Hospitality Administration (MHA) online degree program is designed for working hospitality professionals who wish to continue their education without putting their careers on hold.

This flexibility comes with all of the advantages our on-campus students enjoy, including advising and career services support as well as guidance on internship, mentorship, and research opportunities. You will realize the benefits from day one as you learn about hospitality industry trends and best practices from our full-time professors, who are also world-recognized experts is the field of hospitality.



2 Years

Required Credits



Online Only

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

  • Top-ranked hospitality program in the country.
  • Learn from world-renowned professors and industry experts.
  • Robust support services, including career resources.
  • Flexibility for working professionals.
  • GRE/GMAT not required.

About the MHA Degree Program

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. Students choose a hospitality management or gaming management track.

Hospitality Management

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

By sharpening students’ industry knowledge, skills, and competencies, this sub-plan prepares graduates to enter management positions in the hospitality and tourism 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.

The Gaming Management sub-plan prepares students to work in casinos and other gaming enterprises. They’ll learn all aspects of this unique industry and gain a full understanding of regulations, financial analysis, operations, and more.

Application Deadlines

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

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How Hospitality Rebels are Changing the World

The Harrah College of Hospitality is enabling students and faculty to do the work that will shape the hospitality, tourism, and gaming sectors for decades to come. By widening their skillset with an MHA degree, students are able to address real challenges facing the industry and better serve customers, thus advancing their careers.

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“The MHA program has enabled me to enhance my expertise in the gaming industry. As the industry changes with the proliferation of sports wagering and iGaming across the United States, I have been provided the necessary information and knowledge to understand and stay on top of current and future trends.”

Ernest Adams
MHA Student & Detective Sergeant, Gaming Enforcement Unit
Rhode Island State Police
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“I would absolutely recommend this program to others as there are so many courses to take within the MHA to make one more well rounded in this profession. One can never stop learning new things, and UNLV has so much to offer when it comes to a career in the city of Las Vegas.”

Andre Teixeira ’99, ‘23 MHA
UNLV Alumnus & Director of Beverage & The Aloha Spirit
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
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“The MHA program is designed to help working professionals from around the globe achieve their academic and career goals. Students will learn from academic and industry professionals on their own time – while meeting deadlines, of course! Need connections? Our career center and mentoring programs are available for remote students too!”

Finley Cotrone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence
UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality

What Can I Do with an Executive Master of Hospitality Administration Degree?

The combination of a graduate degree a hospitality industry experience gives you the skills and confidence to assume leadership positions in hotel-resorts, restaurants, tourism, entertainment and events, gaming, and other sectors. Potential careers include:

  • 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


Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the UNLV Graduate College and the Harrah College of Hospitality. Requirements include having 1 to 3 years of supervisory and/or managerial experience in hospitality or a related field. GRE/GMAT NOT required. Click the link below for full admissions requirements:

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Funding Your Education

The Harrah College of Hospitality is the most affordable program among comparable schools. Plus, there are numerous scholarships and loans available to fund your education. Applying is simple and our team will help you navigate the process every step of the way.

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Questions about the program?
Visit: Hospitality Hall (UNLV), Room 347
Call: 702-895-5413