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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Hotel and Restaurant Management and Hospitality Mangement, B.S./M.S.


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Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management  > Hotel and Restaurant Management and Hospitality Mangement, B.S./M.S.

Program Description

For students who want to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hotel and Restaurant Management and earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Hospitality Management, the dual B.S./M.S. program offers an accelerated degree program to earn both in five years. The dual B.S./M.S. provides a clear and concise path toward accelerated academic goals and enables students to begin concentrated work on a professional focus in the hospitality industry during the final year of their B.S. degree plan. Students who are accepted into this program can complete 12 hours toward their M.S. degree as an undergraduate student, and the remaining credits for the M.S. can be completed in one additional calendar year as a graduate student.

Application Process

Applicants gain conditional admission to this joint program during their final undergraduate year. Unconditional admission to the M.S. program requires successful completion of the B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and completion of the graduate program application process, which includes the following:

  • GRE or GMAT test  is completion (institution code for GRE is 6870 and GMAT is XT1-1C-69)
  • Online graduate admission application completion at www.applyweb/uhouston
  • Completion of a Skype interview if invited to do so after review of application

Additional requirements for international applicants include the following:

  • letter of financial backing form (supported by a current bank)
  • passport sized photo
  • copy of passport
Course replacement/acceptance

Admitted students can earn 12 credit hours of Master-level courses in their final year of the B.S. program. These 12 credit hours will be applied to both the B.S. and the M.S. degree. Upon completion of the B.S. degree and unconditional acceptance into the M.S. program, an additional 24 Master level credit hours will culminate in an M.S. in Hospitality Management.

Final year of B.S.

9 credit hours from the following that support the focus area of the B.S. and the elective/support requirements in the M.S.:

HRMA 6153 - Hotel Marketing NY Style

HRMA 6342 - Alcoholic Beverage Production

HRMA 6343 - Beverage Management

HRMA 6344 - California Wine Experience

HRMA 6345 - Wine Appreciation

HRMA 6349 - Hospitality Purchasing

HRMA 6351 - Lodging Operations Management

HRMA 6355 - Event Administration

HRMA 6356 - Hotel Development

HRMA 6364 - Hospitality Managerial Accounting

HRMA 6383 - Country Club Operations Management

HRMA 6384 - Gourmet Night Management

HRMA 6385 - Hall of Honor Management

HRMA 6397 (new course number pending) - Beer Appreciation

HRMA 6397 (new course number pending) - Food Safety: Current Perspectives & Applications

HRMA 6397 (new course number pending) - Restaurant Development

 

3 credit hours from the following:

HRMA 6361 - Hospitality Marketing Analysis

 

Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Hospitality Management Degree Plan

Course ID MS Course Title BS Course Title Credits Semester, Year
Core Courses (ALL Required)
HRMA 6101 Colloquium   1 MS semester 1
HRMA 6330 Statistical Data Analysis for Hospitality Industry   3 MS semester 1
HRMA 6353 Services Management   3 MS semester 1
HRMA 6369 Hospitality Financial Assets Planning & Mgmt.   3 MS semester 2
HRMA 6382 Methods of Research in Hospitality Management   3 MS semester 1
HRMA 6360 Hospitality Graduate Practicum (PP Only)   3 MS semester 2
HRMA 6190 Research Proposal   1 MS summer
HRMA 6290 Professional Paper I (PP Only)   2 MS semester 2
HRMA 6599 Thesis I (Thesis Only)   5 MS semester 2
CORE TOTAL   19  
 
Support Courses (9 Hours Required)   Credits Semester, Year
HRMA 5309 Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry   3 Any MS semester
HRMA  5337 Human Resources Mgmt. for Hospitality Industry   3 Any MS semester
HRMA 5361 Hospitality Marketing Analysis HRMA 3361 Hospitality Marketing 3 BS final year
HRMA 5366 Hospitality Management Strategies   3 Any MS semester
HRMA 5397 Hospitality Real Estate Finance   3 Any MS semester
HRMA 5341 Food and Beverage Systems Management   3 Any MS semester
OPEN OPEN** See attached list 3 BS final year
SUPPORT TOTAL   9  
 
Focus Courses (3 Hours Required)   Credits Semester, Year
HRMA 6334 Pricing and Revenue Management   3 MS semester 2
HRMA 6343 Beverage Management   3 MS semester 2
HRMA 6351 Lodging Operations Management   3 MS semester 2
FOCUS TOTAL   3  
 
Elective Courses (5 Hours Required)   Credits Semester, Year
Any additional courses 6000 level or above as approved by the graduate program office
HRMA   See above list   BS final year
HRMA Elective See above list   BS final year
ELECTIVE TOTAL   5~6  
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR M.S. 36  

 

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