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Degree Title

Master of Science

Apply by:

Dec. 07

To begin:

Jan. 11


Known as the MBA for the hospitality industry, FIU’s online master’s degree in Hospitality Management for executives is an applied business degree, designed for professionals already working in the hospitality field. Our executive master’s degree gives you the flexibility to learn in your own space, at your own pace while you work. Students will gain specific managerial mastery to deepen their working business knowledge in the multibillion-dollar international industry and apply their current work experience toward their degree. They will also be able to augment their current career with advanced courses in finance, human resources, marketing, law, globalization and competitive methods for multinational companies and leadership. Graduates of The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management are sought-after for their high-quality and relevant education.

With a wide range of careers, the hospitality industry is one of the largest sectors in the service industry and provides a vast number of opportunities for those with an Executive Master of Science in Hospitality Management.


  • Why Apply?

    Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. Online students reap the benefits of education from FIU, which sits in one of the most strategic locations for any hospitality management school. South Florida is a global epicenter for the hospitality and tourism industries and is recognized as the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. The Chaplin School is also in close proximity to mega theme parks in Orlando and Tampa. Top hotel brands, restaurants, airlines, spas, clubs, golf destinations and cruise lines call Miami their home. In fact, Miami is known as the cruise ship capital of the world.

    The school maintains a collaboration with Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits as co-producer of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival and continues to develop meaningful relationships with a long list of organizations in the industry. Partners come from all over the world and have been valuable in efforts to expand funding opportunities to students, serve the local community, provide employment experiences, and deliver the resources needed to advance the quality of education and service provided to students and alumni. Building meaningful relationships with organizations in the industry has been an integral part of the Chaplin School’s successful existence. 

    Industry Statisticss
    According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. travel and tourism industry generated over $1.5 trillion in economic output in 2016, supporting 7.6 million U.S. jobs. The Department of Commerce projects that international travel to the United States should grow by 2.7 percent annually through 2022. The United States leads the world in international travel and tourism exports and ranks second in terms of total visitation.

  • Courses

    • HMG 6225 Multicultural Human Resources Management for the Hospitality Industry
    • HMG 6246 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry
    • HMG 6257 Contemporary Global Issues in Hospitality and Tourism
    • HMG 6280 Globalization and Competitive Methods of Multinational Hospitality Companies
    • HMG 6296 Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism
    • HMG 6446 Hospitality Enterprise Technologies
    • HMG 6476 Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality Industry
    • HMG 6478 Restaurant Development
    • HMG 6477 Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry
    • HMG 6596 Marketing Management
    • HMG 6697 Hospitality Law Seminar
    • Elective Graduate Course
  • Requirements

    A minimum of five years hospitality related management experience is required for acceptance into this track. Applicants must currently hold a management position in the hospitality or tourism industry. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

    Admissions Documents

    The following must be submitted: 

    Online master's programs application ($30).

    GPA - Minimum 3.0 GPA required to waive GRE/GMAT

    GMAT/GRE – Contact department for minimum requirement.

    Official transcripts -- All applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes directly from the respective institutions. A four-year bachelor degree from an accredited institution as well as a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required. 

    Proof of Degree -- Submit official proof of degree: a notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcripts. 

    Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admissions. 

    International Students

    Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.

    Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.

    Certified Copy of Diploma if you obtained your degree at a foreign institution. 

    Note to international students: I-20s or F-1 transfers will not be issued since it is an online program. 

    Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to: 

    FIU Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 659004, Miami, FL 33265-9004 

    Address for Express Mail/Courier Services:

    FIU Graduate Admissions, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, BT 201, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199

    Transcripts from domestic universities can be sent electronically directly from the issuing institution to

  • Tuition

    Pursuing your graduate degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best values in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support to help you reach your goals.

    The total cost of the online Master of Science in Hospitality Management is $24,750 for Florida residents and non-Florida residents. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. All fees are subject to change.


    FIU Online Academic Merit Scholarship: $2,500

    FIU Online awards scholarships acknowledging academic achievement to students in select online graduate programs who exhibit strong academic credentials upon admission.  Applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:


    • Meet all requirements for admission into the applicable online graduate program.

    • Submit application for admission into the online program as well as all application supporting documents. 

    • 3.25 GPA in upper-division undergraduate coursework.

    • Submit a scholarship application.  Deadlines vary by term.


    Note: meeting any or all of the above requirements does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship. Scholarship will be applied in equal disbursements over each semester.

    To apply for this academic scholarship, please contact an enrollment advisor by calling (305) 348-3125 or emailing  Scholarship amounts are subject to change.


    Academic Works

    FIU offers Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit


    Other Resources

    There are other third party resources that prospective students can access while researching on how to pay for school.  Below are various links that provide more information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities:


    Federal Financial Aid

    For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our financial aid page.

  • Top Faculty

    Faculty value student exploration and encourage innovation. They serve as mentors and models who challenge and inspire students. Chaplin school faculty members combine strong academic credentials with excellent teaching skills and extensive executive-level industry experience to inspire students to become leaders in hospitality and tourism. Students learn from experts on all aspects on the field from wine tasting to leadership and entrepreneurship to sustainability. Professors are steeped in knowledge about the newest new inroads to outside fields such as healthcare, and the geopolitical influence on hospitality in emerging markets. Faculty also prepare students with sound approaches to financing and networking to help encourage opportunities and innovation.
  • View our Info Session

    Learn more about the details of our program by listening in to our information session.

30 Credits Required

$22,500 Tuition (In-State)

$22,500 Tuition (Out-of-State)


  • #2 Best Online Master’s in Hospitality Management 2020 from
  • Ranked No. 1 Best Online Hospitality Management Program by
  • Ranked No. 1 for Best Online Hotel Management Programs by, 2020
  • Chaplin School ranked in top 50 worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject), 2019
  • 10-month program
  • Fully online
  • Accelerated program
  • Experience required
  • Chaplin school of hospitality & tourism management essential employee scholarship

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