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Hospitality Leadership (MBA)


Hospitality Leadership (MBA)

Master the art and science of hospitality

Develop skills to become a leader in the business of hospitality and tourism in DePaul’s MBA in Hospitality Leadership. You’ll study current customer industry trends, relationship management and service delivery, as well as marketing and hospitality strategies. This MBA concentration is ideal if you are a hospitality industry professional with a strong desire to enhance your knowledge and business skills or if you want to join the business side of hospitality operations.

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Study in Chicago’s world-class metropolitan environment

You’ll supplement knowledge from the classroom with real-world skills to take on leadership roles within hospitality operations right in the heart of Chicago. And, according to the Hospitality Business Association of Chicago, with more than 4,000 licensed hospitality establishments in Chicago, choosing DePaul gives you a variety of career options.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, résumé, letters of recommendation, essay, official transcripts and GMAT/GRE scores.

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Required Courses

You’ll take MBA core courses and seven to nine electives.

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94% of 2016 business master's degree graduates are in jobs related to their field

Faculty who will elevate your hospitality knowledge

Learn from faculty like Brian Barker, who has more than 13 years of industry experience working as a former operational manager at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. See what it takes to be a leader in hotel experience in both operations and reservation centers.

Alumni Network

Earn a Hospitality Leadership MBA, and you’ll be connected with hospitality and tourism industry professionals and form long-term relationships with your peers and industry leaders. In addition, you’ll join a wider network of more than 65,000 DePaul business alumni.

Flexible formats to work with any lifestyle

Full-time Day MBA for early-career professionals or career changers. Classes offered during the day.
Evening MBA for established professionals in need of flexibility. Classes are in the evenings.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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