MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

The Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Hospitality Management has been designed to allow students to graduate in as little as 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative degree that prepares students to become more effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice.


On campus, students hone the necessary critical thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to compete in the globalized economy. With experienced faculty and small class sizes, students receive the individualized support and preparation they need to turn their experience into expertise and achieve excellence.

Students directly apply their knowledge through hands-on, professional experience with the option to take part in up to 12 months of paid, practical training in the best hotels and restaurants in the United States. Students have worked at our partner host hotels, which include: St. Regis, Four Seasons, Lodge at Torrey Pines, Peninsula, Sofitel, Langham, and many more. Vatel’s Career and Employability Center will assist students with locating their internships.

Alliant International University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WASC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education.


Admissions Requirements

  1. Students must have a bachelor’s degree. Students with a bachelor’s not in the field of business will be required to take 2 prerequisite courses.
  2. Students must have a minimum of 6 months relevant hospitality and tourism experience.
  3. Minimum English proficiency for international students is as follows: IELTS - 6.0. TOEFL iBT – 70, PTE – 50, CAMBRIDGE – 170, CEFR - B2, iTEP Academic - 4.0, DET: 49-59.
  4. Minimum GPA is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. GRE or GMAT Exams are not required.

Each applicant will be considered based on his or her individual academic background and professional experience. Additional admissions requirements may apply. The MBA program in Los Angeles may not be available to all applicants.


Length of Program

18 to 24 months depending on course loads, an optional internship, and other factors.

Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.

  • International Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Global Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Business
  • Technology for Managerial Decision Making
  • Financial and Accounting Management
  • Operations Management and Logistics
  • Capstone of Professional Practice Internship (completed for this concentration as Hospitality Management Paid Practical Training)
  • Sales Management for Hospitality
  • Trends in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Development of Careers, Workforce, and Talent in Hospitality Industry
  • Entrepreneurship in Hospitality


Tuition is charged by session/semester unit at $698 per unit with a total of 36-semester units. Total MBA in Hospitality and Management program tuition/fees is $25,128, for students who have a bachelor’s in a business-related area and do not need to complete the two pre-requisite courses. This estimate does not include costs for books and supplies or room/board.

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Students must pay all session/semester charges by the Friday before the applicable session/semester start date.

This school offers programs in:

• English

Start Date: August

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Last updated January 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
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18 - 24 months
25,128 USD
Total tuition. This estimate does not include costs for books and supplies or room/board.
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