Open Search
Open Navigation
MBA with Hospitality Management student extending her hand for a handshake

MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

Advance your business acumen to become a leader in the hospitality industry.

Offered at these campuses

Need additional help or information?

Request Info

MBA in Hospitality Overview

Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management LogoThe MBA with a concentration in hospitality management is an intensive and innovative program that prepares you to become an effective hospitality industry leader. Through on-campus coursework of your hospitality management program, you'll hone the critical thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to compete in a diverse global economy with knowledge in international hospitality.


Program Highlights

From Classroom to Career

Learn practical business strategies for effective hotel management, including business analytics, hospitality marketing, event management, and leadership. Our hands-on approach means that our MBA graduates gain real skills that they can apply immediately in their jobs.

Tailoring Hospitality Leadership for the Modern Market

Our MBA with Hospitality Management program is uniquely crafted for future leaders in the international tourism and hospitality industry. We focus on a business-first mindset so students can navigate the dynamic nature of hospitality business management. Our curriculum is rooted in real-world applications for students to not only learn the theories but also how to implement them in practical scenarios.

Adapting to Industry Trends

Our  MBA program adapts to the latest trends and practices in the hospitality sector. Our goal is to make you a forward-thinking leader who can anticipate and work in the ever-evolving landscape of global hospitality management. You will engage in projects that allow you to apply your learning to current international business challenges and prepare you for the realities of the market.

Connecting with Industry Leaders

 It is the student’s responsibility to find practical training opportunities, however, the Alliant business school will support students in providing practical training and networking opportunities. While studying the MBA degree program, you will be connected with international hospitality management professionals to long-term relationships that will support your career. We help you build your resume and set it apart in the job market.

Hands-on Paid Training

You’ll pair your academic learning in MBA Hospitality with professional experience in day-to-day hospitality operations through paid practical training in four- and five-star hotels and restaurants in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Partner Hotels

Vatel has a network of partner hotels and other hospitality companies, and will help you find an internship at hotels such as the Four Seasons Hotels, the Peninsula, the Waldorf Astoria, and Sofitel.

Study Abroad Exchange Program

As a graduate student of MBA Hospitality and hotel management, you may choose to complete your final academic year at one of ten MBA specialization programs offered through various venues at participating Vatel schools abroad.



Learn About Admissions Requirements




Get to Know Our Diverse Faculty



Degree Information

Hands-on, Paid Practical Training

In the hospitality industry, practical training is key to managing and leading. As an undergraduate and graduate student, you'll be offered part-time and full-time paid internships to gain experience and apply your knowledge in the hospitality business and industry.

The Vatel Career and Employability Center works closely with each hospitality business student to understand their career goals in order to match them with an internship that will elevate their expertise. This MBA program concentration equips you with the right knowledge in both business administration and international hospitality. View partner hotels for more information on the prestigious hotels hosting our students.


Links and Downloads

School Performance Fact Sheet


Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.

Learn More



CSML is a business management school that trains you to have a competitive edge in the technology and quantitative fields. CSML offers management and leadership degrees where you can learn to guide and mentor the next generation of professionals and make your mark as an innovator in the modern business world.


student holding a coffee

Start on your path to impact today