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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Master's

Established in 1984 to serve and support Chicago's number one industry, the Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is a premier graduate hospitality program in Illinois. Named for Manfred Steinfeld, the program's benefactor and chairman and former CEO of Shelby Williams Industries, the program at Roosevelt seeks to produce leaders and innovators in hospitality management. With Chicago as our main campus, the curriculum is implemented by experienced faculty and staff from the nation's hospitality industry. Students include a lively mix of working professionals and a representative international population.

What Differentiates Us



Our program is tuned to the local community with a service-learning project and partner with the Marriott Foundation for people with disabilities to benefit Chicago Public School graduates with severe learning and cognitive disabilities. This is how we embrace social justice and put values into action.

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All of our classes are taught in the evening, making it possible for students to continue to work full-time if they choose to do so.



As one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., Chicago is the ideal training ground for hospitality and tourism professionals ... and Roosevelt University is at the heart of it. Move your career forward in this growing field, and learn from industry masters.

Expectations & Requirements


The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree requires successful completion of at least 30 credit hours of graduate-level course work, including five core courses, one or more of the hospitality department's graduate seminars, 400-level electives, and a graduate thesis or master's project, a total of 10 graduate-level courses.

Sample Courses

  • Issues and Trends in Hospitality Management
  • Graduate Seminar in Meetings and Event Management
  • Organizational Development, Multiculturalism, & Cultural Diversity
  • Operations Analysis


Enrolling in the master’s in tourism and hospitality management program at Roosevelt University has been one of the most stimulating and rewarding experiences I have had. This program has given me an entirely new outlook professionally. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to learn from and develop long-term relationships with the instructors and fellow students. I would encourage everyone to consider this program. It is definitely worth the investment.

Nancy Lally 2010
Brian Margulis

“The RU Hospitality program has extensive experience with both traditional and nontraditional students – and we demonstrate our 'spirit of service' by focusing on the needs of each individual student. Over half of all classes are taught by experienced teachers who are also industry professionals teaching you the things that have made them successful in our field.”

Brian Margulis
Assistant Clinical Professor of Hospitality Management, Roosevelt University