Graduate Programs

The Leader in Hospitality Business Graduate Education

Are you looking for a way to move forward in your career? Consider The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University for graduate study in a growing, dynamic, versatile industry.

The School of Hospitality Business offers four graduate programs—four ways to deepen your expertise, sharpen your skills, open new doors, and compete successfully in the marketplace.

As a graduate student in The School, you will study with faculty who are among the most respected in the world — as teachers, researchers, consultants, and industry board and commission members. Individually, each faculty member is highly regarded in his or her chosen field. Collectively, they set the standard for all other hospitality faculty worldwide. They create the knowledge that others use; they teach using innovative techniques and rigorous expectations; and they serve the academy and the industry in executive education, panels, associations, and boards.

You will also have access to The School’s very active alumni – leaders in every segment of the industry, including hotel and restaurant development, foodservice, private clubs, operations, travel, and much more.

Graduate students in The School are mentored in their coursework and research, and are given opportunities to grow as they learn. Each year, The School hosts a unique Graduate Student Forum, where students present their research in a formal yet nurturing setting. Moreover, The School encourages and supports graduate students who travel to conferences to present papers or participate in panels and workshops.

If all of this sounds intriguing, please consider one of our four graduate program options:

The Michael L. Minor Master of Science in Foodservice Business Management can help you learn the intricacies of foodservice industry operations, or move you toward a corporate career path or a career in hospitality business education.

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality Business Management readies you for employment opportunities in corporate-level positions within hospitality companies, consulting firms, or other service organizations.

Secondary Concentration in Hospitality Business in the Master of Business Administration Degree Program prepares you to enter the hospitality industry in management positions, corporate staff positions, consulting positions, or as a teacher in hospitality management programs at the secondary or two-year college level.

The Graduate Specialization in Hospitality Business is designed to provide the growing field of hospitality business education and research with people who possess the theoretical knowledge, research skills, and hospitality business coursework necessary to advance hospitality education.

The School’s Director of Academic Programs Dean James Rainey and Graduate Programs Coordinator Melissa Bankroff look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss your graduate study options, the admissions requirements, available scholarships, and how you might benefit from graduate study in The School.

Whatever graduate program you choose, you will enhance your career options and join the thousands of School alumni who lead the industry as executives, academicians, and entrepreneurs.

For more information on any of our graduate study options, please contact The School’s Graduate Programs Coordinator at bankroff@bus.msu.edu.

To apply:
Step 1. General Instructions for Application
Step 2. Apply for Graduate Studies
Step 3. Transcript Request Form
Step 4. Confidential Recommendation Form

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