College of Business > Academics > School of Hospitality Leadership > Graduate Programs > Hospitality Leadership (MBA)
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.
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.
Submit an online application, résumé, letters of recommendation, essay and official transcripts.
You’ll take 11 MBA core courses and five electives.
of MBA graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.
The median reported salary for MBA graduates was $86,000.
As a graduate student at DePaul, you’ll be learning from professors who are passionate about teaching and well connected within their industries. For example, Nicholas Thomas, associate professor and director of the School of Hospitality Leadership, created the podcast “Hospitality Spirit” where he interviews leaders in the hospitality industry. His guest list includes Jerrod Melman who is an executive partner at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc.
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 nearly 70,000 DePaul business alumni.
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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