MS Hospitality Management/
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MBA Department,

The University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership offer a concurrent degree program, which allows students to prepare for careers where business and hospitality management complement each other. Areas of interest may include accounting, consulting, finance, sales and marketing, human resources, and operations management. By pursuing the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science concurrently, students can complete both degrees in a shorter period of time than if they pursued each degree independently. This program allows full-time students to complete both degrees in three years (part-time enrollment is available but will take longer). MBA/MS graduates receive two master’s degrees and two diplomas.


Candidates for the MBA/MS joint program are required to submit an online application for both the Bauer College of Business and the Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership and be admitted to both within one calendar year. Admission to each program is determined independently by the respective college. Both programs admit students to begin in either the fall or spring semesters. After being accepted to both colleges, students must submit a general petition to notify all parties that they are pursuing the joint MBA/MS program. Students who apply and are admitted to both programs, either concurrently or within the first year of starting one of the programs should go to CBB 424 to submit the joint program petition form through Marian Newman, MBA graduate advisor.

Program Requirements & Curriculum Overview

The MBA/MS joint program requires a minimum of 63 semester credit hours. The Bauer College requires a total of 48 semester credit hours and will apply 12 hours from the Hilton College MS curriculum toward the MBA degree requirements. The Hilton College requires a total of 36 semester credit hours and will apply 9 hours from the Bauer College MBA curriculum toward the MS degree requirements.

  Bauer College
of Business (MBA)
Hilton College of Global
Hospitality Leadership (MS)
Required Credit Hours 48 Hours 36 Hours
Shared Credit Hours 12 Hours from HRM 9 Hours from Bauer
Total Hours for College 36 from Bauer 27 from Hilton
Minimum TOTAL Hours 63 Credit Hours  


If a student fails to complete the joint degree program (i.e. only completes one degree), each College will accept a maximum of six (6) credit hours from the other College. The acceptance of specific hospitality management courses is contingent on the courses satisfying MBA guidelines.


Once enrolled in both programs of the dual degree, the highest tuition of both programs will be charged. For more information on tuition rates, please contact Marian Newman,