Master's in Global Hospitality Leadership


We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

To earn an MPS in Global Hospitality Leadership, you must successfully complete 11 courses (33 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethics and Leadership in Hospitality and Tourism
    • Capstone in Hospitality and Tourism
  • 5 foundation courses (15 credits total):
    • Foundations of the Hospitality Business
    • Managerial Accounting and Finance
    • Sales & Marketing and Communications
    • Strategy and Design Thinking in the Hospitality Context
    • Global Studies in Hospitality
  • 4 elective courses (12 credits total):

Focus Areas

The Global Hospitality Leadership program offers two focus areas that enable you to tailor your studies and sharpen your expertise in a particular area of study:

  • Strategic Brand & Experience: This focus area emphasizes the importance of brand affinity and loyalty, examining how to measure and analyze audiences, envision core values and missions that speak to those audiences, and create brands and experiences at both the corporate and customer levels that inspire guests and generate loyalty.
  • Finance & Development: Capitalizing on the multitude of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other countless hospitality ownership groups in the D.C. region, this financial- and business-intensive specialty examines the strategies and complexities behind the Owner-Operator business equation—critical for any leadership role in the industry.

Program Format

The program is offered in the on-campus format. Classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule:

  • Full-time students typically take 9 credits (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters. 
  • Part-time students typically take 3 to 6 credits (1 to 2 courses) during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Although students are not required to take credits during the summer semester, they have the option of registering for one or more courses in order to continue their progress year-round.


All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.