MMH Curriculum

To earn the MMH, you will complete a minimum 48 credits:

  • 29 credits of required core courses
  • 12-15 credits of career concentration courses (depending on the concentration)
  • 4-7 credits of additional free electives (depending on the concentration)

If you are interested in obtaining a real estate minor, you will also complete the graduate real estate minor requirements.

MMH students also complete professional development activities each semester and an externship.

More information on degree requirements can be found in the SHA Student Handbook.

Course Schedule

Here’s a sample schedule of the courses you’ll be taking.

Semester I

Course Credits
HADM 7230 – Corporate Finance 3
HADM 7240 – Managerial Accounting 3
HADM 7030 – Operations Management 3
HADM 7430 – Marketing Management for Services 3
HADM 7610 – Management Communication 3
HADM 7970 – Leadership Development Program 1
HADM 6100 – MMH Distinguished Lectures/Dean’s Discussion Forum in Hospitality Management 1

Semester II

Course Credits
HADM 7110 – Organizational Behavior 3
HADM 7510 – Properties Development and Planning 3
HADM 7820 – Human Resources Management 3
Concentration Electives 6
Free Electives 2

Semester III

Course Credits
HADM 7144 – Competitive Strategies for the Hospitality Industry 3
HADM 7950 – Master Class optional/1
Concentration Electives 9
Free Electives 2

Required Core Courses

Semester I

HADM 7230 – Corporate Finance

This course builds on the online courses in financial accounting and financial reporting. Topics include applications of discounting techniques, evaluation of capital expenditures, estimation of cost of capital, bond and stock valuation, portfolio theory, asset-pricing models, and capital-structure decisions. The course emphasizes valuation skills as a means to bring together the cost of capital, financing, and operating issues faced by a firm.

You will come to understand the financial impact of managerial decisions, learn to identify decisions that increase a firm’s value, and learn to properly evaluate investment, financing, and payout decisions. You’ll also learn standard techniques of financial analysis, such as discounted cash-flow valuation, capital budgeting, risk analysis, and estimation of the cost of debt and equity.

HADM 7240 – Managerial Accounting

This introduction to managerial accounting covers cost behavior, cost classification, cost-volume-profit analysis, product costing, budgeting, variance analysis, cost estimation, cost allocations, customer-profitability analysis, managerial control systems, and performance measurement.

HADM 7030 – Operations Management

Operations management, based on principles of scientific management, concerns itself with how work is done. This course gives you the skills and understanding necessary to make decisions based on quantitative and qualitative data. You will use computer spreadsheet software extensively for analyses and learn to communicate the results of your analyses clearly. The course gives you a “tool kit” of sophisticated Excel models for solving service-operations problems.

HADM 7430 – Marketing Management for Services

This course on the fundamental concepts of marketing management—and the techniques, analyses, and frameworks for solving marketing-management problems—explores theories that draw on customer, competitor, and core-capability analyses. You’ll develop decision-making capabilities in product/service development, pricing, advertising and promotion, and distribution policies. The capstone of the course is team development of a marketing plan for a new hospitality business, which is presented to successful hospitality executives for their feedback and constructive criticism.

HADM 7610 – Management Communication

The chief goal of this course is to help you become a competent, confident, and versatile communicator. You will learn to prepare clear and powerful messages—reports, oral presentations, letters, and memos—and to approach problems analytically to make thoughtful communication choices.

HADM 6100 – MMH Distinguished Lectures/Dean’s Discussion Forum in Hospitality Management

This course has two components: the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series and the Discussion Forum, in which guest lecturers meet with students in a small group setting. The industry leaders share their experiences and views on the skill sets, temperaments, and leadership styles needed to succeed, giving students an unparalleled look at how they view the current and future status of the industry.

Semester II

HADM 7110 – Organizational Behavior

This course teaches how individuals, groups, and organizations interact within a complex, globalized service environment. You’ll develop your interpersonal skills and gain a greater awareness of how personal style influences leadership and decision-making. You will also learn to motivate others, negotiate ethical decisions, manage teams, and lead organizations through change.

HADM 7510: Properties Development and Planning

In this overview of hospitality project development and planning—offered from the perspective of an owner and manager—you will learn about the role of the development team, feasibility studies, space programming, and construction management, as well as functional and design criteria for hotels and restaurants. Teams will prepare program documentation for a new hotel or restaurant or one undergoing major repositioning.

HADM 7820 – Human Resources Management

This course covers strategies that enable companies to attract, develop, and retain high-quality employees. Attention is given to selection, compensation, performance appraisal, and career management—focusing, in each case, on return on the human-resource investment.

Semester III

HADM 7144 – Competitive Strategies for the Hospitality Industry

This integrative capstone course focuses on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate corporate and business strategies. Students develop a mastery of the tools used to perform analyses of the industry and competitors, and develop skill at evaluating and implementing strategies to sustain a firm’s competitive advantage while generating superior value for customers.