St. John’s University’s Master of Science Degree Program in International Hospitality Management responds to the explosive growth in the global hospitality industry in recent years. More people are traveling than ever before for both business and pleasure. The industry today is full of new and exciting varieties of hotels, restaurants, brands, experiences, adventures and more.
The MSIHM program is open to persons who hold a bachelor's degree in almost any field. It prepares hospitality professionals with advanced degrees to enjoy increased executive opportunities worldwide in the areas of businesses, hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, event planning, convention centers, cruise ships, resorts and more.
A degree in MSIHM prepares students for the unprecedented growth in the post pandemic period that is complemented by innovative changes within the industry. We prepare you with the skills and knowledge for today and future leaders within the international hospitality management field.
30 credit, 10 class program that can be completed in one year and includes internship placement up to 9 credits.
The Master of Science Degree program in International Hospitality Management enables students to increase their managerial hospitality expertise, through study and research, in several newly developing specialty areas. M.S. degree graduates will offer increased executive talent and value to hospitality organizations employing them.
The hospitality industry encompasses a wide range of businesses; hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, convention centers, resorts, and more. Those with masters’ level education in hospitality are increasingly preferred as management employees, because with their advanced education and professional experience, they can quickly enter advanced management positions. Today, the global arena of hospitality offers people with advanced degrees executive opportunities anywhere in the world.
This unique M.S. Degree program also recognizes that strong growth is projected in healthcare, healthcare support and personal care fields. The program includes coursework for those interested in managing residential healthcare housing, patient customer services, and recreation, travel and tourism experiences for elderly and disabled persons.
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Required Core: 18 credits, taken by all students, includes all the following:
Elective Courses, 12 credits or 4 courses; Students choose from the following:
*In IHM 500, Selected Topics in International Hospitality Management, students conduct research and write a comprehensive Professional Paper under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
The portfolio of elective courses supports students in developing analytic techniques that deepen knowledge of sub-industry areas, such as hospitality services for special need populations and patient health care hospitality management. Students also have opportunities to develop professionally through internship experiences. There is one required Professional Internship Experience, IHM 504, and students may choose to complete this required Internship abroad by completing IHM 509 instead of IHM 504. The local, national, and international internship opportunities available are distinctive elements of this program, when compared with most other graduate level programs in hospitality.
The M.S. Degree program in International Hospitality Management aims to equip managers and executives with expertise in a range of business disciplines and with critical competencies in many aspects of hospitality. The program aims to support students
The International Hospitality Management program has already been successful for many students. Some of our graduates from the class of 2021 and 2022 have already landed the following key positions at Conrad NY Downtown:
And, Conrad Midtown:
According to April Merenda, Program Coordinator for the SJU MSIHM program, our graduates are finding incredible career opportunities with their master's degree and hospitality degree at St. John's University. Many properties are actually seeking our graduates upon completion of the program.
Please click on the stories below to hear what some of our former graduates have to say:
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The hospitality industry has been growing and is predicted to keep growing 5.5% every year from 2020 to 2025 despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitality Management offers students diverse learning experiences related to Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Tourism, Event Management.
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