The Hospitality Leadership MBA concentration will help you
develop skills to become a successful leader in the business of hospitality and
tourism. You’ll gain skills to take a leadership role within hospitality
operations in the context of guest experience and quality assurance. This
concentration is ideal if you are a hospitality industry professional with a
strong desire to enhance your knowledge and business skills or if you are
looking to change your career and want to join the business side of hospitality
In this concentration, you will:
- Develop advanced
hospitality leadership practices within the various industry segments (lodging,
food and beverage, events, private clubs, etc.).
current trends in the industry and acquire the necessary skill set involving
customer relationship management and service delivery.
- Learn management,
marketing and hospitality strategies to enhance the business.
with fellow hospitality students who will become important career contacts.
- Have access to a
world-class metropolitan environment in Chicago, allowing you to supplement
knowledge from the classroom with real-world skills gained from learning and
working within a vibrant hospitality scene.
The Hospitality Management MBA concentration can lead you
into many different careers in the hospitality industry, including executive
management and revenue management, or operating your own event planning firm or
restaurant. Forbes reports that travel and tourism make up nine percent of global
GDP and, as big as the industry is, it has the potential to be a lot bigger.
Within the next decade, it is anticipated that this industry will create an
additional 75 million jobs. It is a great time to become a part of an industry that
distinguished itself as the art and science of serving and pleasing.