College of Business > Academics > School of Hospitality Leadership > Graduate Programs > Hospitality Leadership & Operational Performance (MS)
Earn your master’s in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance and combine critical business theories and skills with innovative hospitality leadership practices.
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The Hospitality Leadership master’s program is located in downtown Chicago, near hundreds of the world’s top hotels and restaurants. You’ll have access to a world-class metropolitan environment, allowing you to supplement knowledge from the classroom with practical skills gained from learning and working in a vibrant hospitality scene.
Submit an online application, résumé, essay and official transcripts.
You’ll take nine required courses and three electives, totaling 48 credit hours.
of 2016 business master's degree graduates were in jobs related to their field
Our faculty experts prioritize a practical approach. Professor Nicholas Thomas teaches innovative graduate-level courses related to human resources, hospitality operations, technology and customer service. He is also the director of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Center for Student Development and Engagement at DePaul.
"After I attained my master’s in Hospitality Leadership, my company created a new position for me, and after four months, I was promoted to director of training and development. My degree gave me the tools needed to be successful in my new role."
Connect with DePaul’s expansive alumni network as well as fellow alumni of the Hospitality Leadership program. You’ll have opportunities to form long-term relationships with hospitality and tourism industry professionals at companies like Gibson’s Restaurant Group, Hilton Chicago and Marriott International.
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.
For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at
(312) 362-8810 or
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