Hospitality Management BBA / Business Administration MBA

Career and Academic Opportunities: 

A KSU Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) is a multi-disciplinary degree that first prepares students with a foundation in business imperatives like Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Operations and Marketing.  The degree focuses on the advanced academic knowledge of business principles and the application of that knowledge to solve business problems.  Students learn to apply principles to develop strategies and processes to drive organizational goals.

Careers in Industries including:  Hospitality and Tourism; Airline; Consumer Packaged Goods; Financial Technology; Healthcare; Consumer Durables; Financial Services; Retail Merchandising; and Manufacturing.

KSU MBA graduates who also have undergraduate degrees in hospitality management often pursue leadership careers in:  Hotel and Restaurant Operations; Franchise Licensing and Compliance; Hotel and Restaurant Strategic Management; Meetings, Events and Venue Management; Brand Management; Revenue Management; Distribution Channel Management; Human Resources Management; Financial Management; Group Sales Management; Business Development; Advertising; Hospitality Industry Analytics; Consulting; Project Management; Marketing Research; or Public Relations.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline 

Students will need to be accepted into the Coles College undergraduate program in Hospitality Management before they can apply to this Double Owl Pathway.

Apply Here

    • GPA: 3.50 or above in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • Minimum 75 hours completed toward Bachelors degree
    • Minimum 30 hours completed at KSU
    • MKTG 7730 to count for HMGT 4490
    • MKTG 7030 to count for Business Elective
    • IS 7090 to count for Business Elective
  • For current admission requirements please click here.

    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management
    • Department / College
      • Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality / Coles College of Business
    • Advising Contact
      • Tyler Pede, Academic Advisor
      • 470-578-2685
      • Burruss Building, Room 408
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Business Administration
    • Department / College
      • MBA Programs / Coles College of Business
    • Advising Contact
      • Ellen Hearn, Advising Coordinator for the MBA Programs
      • 470-578-4471
      • KSU Center, Room 425
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.