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Executive Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management (EMHTM)

Heller College of Business

In Roosevelt’s fully online Executive Master of Hospitality & Tourism Management program, you can earn your degree in just one year, perfect for busy hospitality executives. Chicago’s first program of its kind, the innovative EMHTM online degree delivery allows students to live, work and travel anywhere in the world while simultaneously completing their degree from a fully accredited, highly recognized university.

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Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Fall B, Spring, Spring B, Summer
Program Type: Master's
As an established hospitality and tourism professional, you know the importance of commitment. At Roosevelt, we understand the time and dedication it takes to excel in the field. In Roosevelt’s one-year Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management program, you’ll get advanced leadership skills in an accelerated and convenient format designed for busy professionals like you. Online courses for this program offer flexibility.

The masters in hospitality management program prepares participants for leadership careers in lodging, food & beverage management; meeting, convention and exhibition management; tourism administration; sports hospitality; and club and gaming management.

What Differentiates Us

One of a Kind

One of a Kind

This is Chicago's only executive master of hospitality and tourism management.

Accomplished Grads

Accomplished Grads

Our graduates go on to careers at leading hotels, restaurants, meeting facilities, associations, tourism offices and more.

Completely Online

Completely Online

The Executive Master's is available completely online.

One of the Best

One of the Best

Named one of the Top 30 Best Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Online Degree Programs 2018 by

Expectations & Requirements


The curriculum integrates seven focus areas that together will provide a theoretical/practical framework and strategies for upwardly mobile managers. These focus areas include Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership/Management and Human Resources, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Training and Development, Research and Tourism Administration.

Sample Courses

  • Human Capital Management and Development
  • Organization Development, Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity
  • Executive Leadership
  • Applied Research Methods in Hospitality Management
  • Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership


Carol Brown
As Chicago’s first executive master of hospitality & tourism management, our program places great value in a holistic approach to education, balancing theoretical and practical approaches to coursework. Our strong commitment to social justice allows us the unique opportunity to educate socially responsibly industry leaders. And, as a major industry player, we recognize the value of community and corporate collaboration. These partnerships enrich executive education through shared cohort experience.
Carol Brown
Department chair, Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.