The Executive Online Master's Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management

New Orleans is an international destination for visitors who are attracted to the city for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, the historic French Quarter, meetings and conventions and its famous restaurants. A study conducted by the University of New Orleans found that New Orleans' tourism industry welcomed 9.28 million visitors in 2013, an increase of three percent, or about 272,000 people, from 2012 (9.01 million). The 9.28 million visitors spent $6.47 billion, a 4.5 percent increase over 2012 and the highest spending in the city's history, according to a study released in 2014. The industry has approximately 78,000 employees and is a major driver in the city and state economies.

The Executive Online Master Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed specifically to advance the careers of busy hospitality and tourism industry executives and can be completed entirely online in one year. The curriculum consists of ten dedicated courses (30 credits) that build upon the undergraduate degrees and work experience of executives in the fast growing hospitality and tourism industry. Each course is taught by highly qualified graduate faculty who have excellent credentials in university teaching, research and service to the hospitality and tourism industry.

This degree program is an exciting course of study from the renowned Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans. Named after Lester E. Kabacoff, a pioneer in the hospitality and tourism industry in New Orleans, the School has a strong, industry experienced, and internationally diverse faculty. UNO has graduated students at the undergraduate level in Hospitality Management for almost 40 years and has conducted a very successful Masters program on campus for 10 years.