Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance (MS), Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree

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The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 of the 48 required graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. ​

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance (MS)

The MS degree in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance is a unique program that integrates critical business theory and skills with cutting-edge hospitality leadership practices. Designed for career-changers interested in the hospitality industry as well as for current industry professionals who want to enhance their skills, the program focuses on developing leadership skills and operational capabilities in a broad array of hospitality service enterprises.

DePaul degree-seeking undergraduate students interested in earning a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance may apply to the bachelor's degree/Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance (MS) combined program. Students may be able to obtain both degrees in as few as five years.

Admission

Students must formally apply and be admitted to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business before beginning their graduate coursework. Upon identifying themselves as a combined degree applicant, the GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived. Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.50

Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

Course Title Quarter Hours
HSP 502MANAGING THE GUEST/EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE4
HSP 503ADVANCED HOSPITALITY LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE4
HSP 505SERVICE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN THE HOSPITALITY ENVIRONMENT4

These three courses may double-count (up to 12 credits) towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MS degree in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.

For students pursuing their BSB-Hospitality, these three courses replace their Specialization requirements. ​​​For students in other majors, these three courses will be free electives.