Hospitality Leadership
       MBA with Hospitality Management Certificate
This certificate is designed to give students insight into a career in the hospitality management industry. Advanced degrees are increasingly expected for advancement to higher level management positions in the hospitality industry. The MBA with hospitality management certificate will prepare students for a successful professional career through a well-rounded business education and specialized course work in food service, lodging, management, and conventions/special events. Recent expansion of the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries has produced tremendous management opportunities for well-qualified graduates, and employment demand reports indicate that the number of jobs in the hospitality management field will continue to increase. Career opportunities are available in a wide range of operations, from small business to large corporations. Positions include: hotel managers, restaurant or club managers, food and beverage managers, institutional sales personnel, and marketing directors. Students will receive a certificate from the College of Human Ecology. Applicants to an online degree, certificate program or individual online course offered by East Carolina University that reside outside the State of North Carolina please click here for important information that may affect your potential enrollment.
 
Students are required to take the four classes listed below:
 

 

HMGT 6310 Strategic Management of Conventions and Special Events
Prerequisite: MGMT 6102, MKTG 6162
Strategic management and operations of the convention, meeting and events market. Focus on regional, national and international trends in the convention, meeting and events industry.
HMGT 6400 Critical Analysis of Food Service and Beverage Management Systems
Prerequisite: MGMT 6102, OMGT 6213
Application of analytical models to evaluate food service and beverage management systems.

HMGT 6410 Strategic Management of Lodging Operations
Prerequisite: ACCT 6241, MKTG 6162, MGMT 6102
Focus on critical issues in rooms division, facilities engineering and maintenance, lodging security and safety, convention sales and marketing, lodging systems financial management, and lodging operations staffing.
 
HMGT 6420 Current Issues and Strategies in Hospitality Management
Prerequisite: HMGT 6400, HMGT 6410
Indent review of empirical literature impacting issues related to hospitality management. Focus on regional, national, and international trends in food service, lodging, and tourism industries.
 
 
     
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