Master's in Global Hospitality Leadership


While the SCS campus remains closed, on-campus classes will continue to be held remotely. These courses usually run during their regularly scheduled time and are held in synchronous sessions conducted via Zoom. Students should work with their academic advisors to develop course schedules that meet their academic and personal needs.

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
    • Capstone
  • 5 foundation courses (15 credits total):
    • Foundations of the Hospitality Business
    • Managerial Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Decision-Making for Hospitality Operations
    • Sales & Marketing and Communications
    • Strategy and Design Thinking in the Hospitality Context
    • Global Studies in Hospitality: Intensive Learning Experience
  • 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. You can take up to 12 credits per semester and complete the degree in as little as 15 months, or you can take as little as one course per semester and complete it in five years. Here are what other students typically do:

  • Full-time students typically take 9 credits (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters, and 6 credits (2 courses) during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take 3 to 6 credits (1 to 2 courses) during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.


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