Hospitality Management

About the Concentration

Hospitality Management combines the study and practice of successfully achieving organizational goals within businesses such as hotels, restaurants, attractions, tour companies, airlines, and other travel-related service providers. The hospitality industry is widely considered to be the core of the enormous travel and tourism sector. Our Hospitality Management program provides students with in-depth knowledge of international hospitality development, management and marketing. The program focuses on key aspects of the hospitality industry including operations, marketing, customer service, human resources, feasibility analysis, and hospitality sales.

Distinctive advantages of enrolling in the MTA program’s hospitality management concentration include:  access to internship and job opportunities, which include major international hotel brands including Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and Kimpton for our recent students; opportunities to learn inside of the classroom through lectures, discussions, guest speakers, and field trips – as well as through our innovative off-campus study programs such as the Consulting Abroad Practicum in Shanghai, China and the upcoming Innovations in Services course in Walt Disney World; and being part of exciting events and activities with our close-knit MTA family as well as our wider GW School of Business and University communities.


Course # Course Title Credits
Core (9 Credits)
TSTD 6251 Quantitative Applications in Tourism & Hospitality Management 3
TSTD 6270 Tourism & Hospitality Research 3
TSTD 6249 Sustainable Destination Development 3
Concentration (12 Credits)
TSTD 6220 International Hotel Management 3
TSTD 6221 Hotel/Resort Market Analysis 3
TSTD 6290 Relationship Management in Hospitality 3
TSTD 6296 Travel Information Management Systems 3
Suggested Electives (9 Credits)
TSTD 6277 Event Management 3
MRKT 6248 Advertising & Sales 3
TSTD 6278 Conference & Exposition Management 3
Capstone (6 Credits)
TSTD 6283 Practicum 3
TSTD 6297 Advanced Topic Studies 3
Total Credits 36

Additional Electives:

The electives noted above are the suggested coursework to complement the concentration however students are allowed to pick any 9 credits of electives from all available. Some of these include:

  • TSTD 6279 Event Entertainment (3 credits)
  • MNGT 6215 Negotiations & Conflict Management  (3 credits)
  • MNGT 6254 Labor-Relations/Management (3 credits)
  • MNGT 292 Small Business Management (3 credits)
  • IBUS 6266 International Marketing (3 credits)
  • TSTD 6296 Tourism Information Systems (Online course) (3 credits)
  • PPPA 6031 Management of Non-Profit (3 credits)
  • PPPA 6032/6033 Non-Profit Fund Raising (3 credits)
  • DSCN 6290 Sports Analytics (1.5 Credits)
  • TSTD 6280 Sport Finance (1.5 Credits)
  • TSTD 6280 Global Issues in Sport Management  (1.5 Credits)
  • TSTD 6280 Sport Philanthropy   (1.5 Credits)

To read the course descriptions please see the courses page.