Master of Professional Studies in Global Hospitality Leadership

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Diverse Cultural Foundations for a Globally Focused Program

Featuring a seamless blend of theory and practice, Georgetown’s Global Hospitality Leadership program offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students to become successful leaders in this dynamic industry. Founded in 1789, Georgetown is the oldest Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States, whose unique values of cura personalis provide diverse cultural considerations and a great foundation for this globally-focused hospitality program.

Students will master the pillar technical foundations within the hospitality field while developing the critical leadership and management skills they need to advance their careers and achieve success within the industry.

To learn more about the hospitality industry's growth and current needs, visit the Career Outlook page.

Degree Requirements

The MPS in Global Hospitality Leadership degree requires 33 credits to complete, with flexible options for full- or part-time participation. Beginning Fall 2017, students are required to complete:

  • One three-credit Ethics course, in which students must earn a minimum grade of “B” (3.00) or better
  • Five three-credit technical foundation courses:
    • Foundations of the Hospitality Business
    • Managerial Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Decision Making for Hospitality Operations
    • Strategy and Design Thinking in the Hospitality Context
    • Marketing, Sales, and Communications
    • Global Studies in Hospitality: Intensive Learning Experience
  • One three-credit Capstone project, completed during the final semester, in which students must earn a minimum grade of “B” (3.00) or better
  • 12 credits of elective coursework, which can include an integrated practicum

Note: This page details the degree requirements for students matriculating in the MPS in Global Hospitality Leadership program during or after the Fall 2017 semester. If you are matriculating prior to Fall 2017 visit Curriculum Overview—Prior to Fall 2017. Matriculation is defined as the first semester in which a new student enrolls in HM courses.

The integrated practicum (internship) option allows students to earn three credits in place of one, three-credit elective. This option is geared toward students who want to gain real-world experience in the hospitality industry and expand their professional network.

Two focus areas allow students to sharpen their expertise in a particular area of study within hospitality:

  • Strategic Brand and Experience 
  • Strategic Planning and Development

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (solid "B") to maintain good academic standing and be eligible for graduation. This baseline performance ensures that students meet Georgetown’s expectation of academic excellence.

See Course List for more detailed course descriptions and options. 

Program Length

For the convenience of working professionals, most courses are scheduled in the evenings or on weekends. Part-time students are encouraged to average two courses per semester, graduating in approximately 24 months over six continuous semesters. Full-time students are able to graduate in 16 months over four continuous semesters. The following chart illustrates the hypothetical progression for both a full-time and a part-time student:

HM Course Table

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