Program Overview

An advanced business degree with a specialization in entrepreneurial hospitality will prepare you to create a world-class customer experience in any organization. You’ll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a multidisciplinary perspective of the customer’s journey.

This 12-month Master of Management program is the first of its kind: it combines entrepreneurial innovations and successful hospitality principles and applies them to address the rapid change and unforeseen challenges facing any organization. Whether your background is in a technical field or the liberal arts, you’ll learn how customer-centric values can increase a company’s resilience, and you’ll be able to identify opportunities for growth in an increasingly complex business landscape.

Attend a webinar to learn more about this flexible online program. The next virtual information session is on September 30.

12 Months
The flexible online format won’t interrupt your current career and will open the door to immediate advancement. You’ll gain skills and knowledge you can apply right away, and individual career guidance will prepare you for your next professional move.

2 Optional immersions in New Orleans
Two optional weekends will provide the opportunity to immerse yourself in our innovative, entrepreneurial community. The spring session will include meeting professors, thought leaders and innovators. In the fall, you will present your final project to a panel of experts. All experiences will also be available virtually.

36 Credit Hours
In six 8-week modules, you’ll complete 12 classes to develop your business acumen and entrepreneurial skills. You will study new product development, new venture planning and global business consulting, then combine the knowledge you’ve gained across all disciplines to complete a capstone project.

The online Master of Management with an Entrepreneurial Hospitality specialization is a fast-paced, 12-month, graduate business degree designed for recent grads and those wishing to accelerate their career.

the freeman experience

As a Freeman student, you’ll have access to top faculty, expert entrepreneurs and accomplished alumni, who will enrich your education and give you insights into the real world. Hear directly from our faculty, students and alumni.

PODCAST: COULD A DEGREE IN ENTREPRENEURIAL HOSPITALITY BE FOR YOU?
Assistant Director of Hospitality AJ Brooks discusses why now is the time to sharpen your business skills.

VIDEO: HOSPITALITY IN THE AGE OF COVID
Restauranteur Ti Martin and real estate developer Robert Balzebre join Assistant Director of Hospitality AJ Brooks in this webinar.

VIDEO: NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Students describe the experience of creating a business plan for a new product in this hospitality class.

Caitlyn Krug (MBA '20)

I learned that entrepreneurial hospitality is not a subject or even a business discipline, but rather a mindset. The program did more than educate; it helped me understand the type of leader I need to be.

- Caitlyn Krug (MBA '20 with an Entrepreneurial Hospitality specialization), Owner, Ebra Gin, a product of The Violet Hour Spirits Co.

ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING

In order to prepare you to embrace the unknown and navigate an increasingly complex business world, you’ll learn principles of entrepreneurial decision making and apply them to developing a new product, formulating a business model and launching a new venture. You’ll learn to build consensus and collaborate with a team. By envisioning new and innovative products and ventures, you’ll foster your creativity and develop the characteristics needed to be an effective entrepreneur.

Lepage Center Students
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

The Lepage Center offers numerous resources to help you develop your business plan, including powerful software, professional services and introductions to potential mentors and investors.

Expert Faculty and Mentors
EXPERT FACULTY AND
MENTORS
World-class researchers and experienced practitioners will be central to your education as advisors and mentors. Key faculty and guest speakers in the Entrepreneurial Hospitality program will share their experiences launching their own businesses

Professional Network
PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Recent alumni have founded experiential marketing firms, started world-class restaurants and transformed historic properties into celebrated hotels. We’ll help you build relationships with professional resources and potential mentors in cities across the country.

Applying to business school is easy, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Get all the details on becoming a Freeman student.

Action Learning

We’ve crafted a forward-thinking curriculum that provides the flexibility of an online degree program while giving you the hands-on experiences to prepare you to find innovative ways to deliver value to an organization and to its customers. You’ll take the concepts and theories you learn in the classroom and apply them to challenges faced by real-world businesses. You’ll work with a mentor and career consultant who will help shape your action learning experiences to meet your individual goals.

Global Managment

Entrepreneurial Hospitality Seminar

During this spring course, you’ll have the option to join your classmates and mentors in New Orleans for three days to learn first-hand about entrepreneurship.

Student presenting a business plan

Capstone Experience

Supported by resources and guidance from the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship, you will aggregate your business knowledge to produce an investment-grade business plan either to guide launching your own venture or to show to future employers.

Students engaged in action learning

Industry Deep-Dive

With a team of classmates, you will conceptualize, plan and present a new and innovative hospitality venture to a panel of prominent industry professionals and potential investors.

Real-World Outcomes

Whether you want to strike out as an entrepreneur, become a consultant or transform a business, our academic program and career management services will provide you with the resources to sculpt your future. Our alumni have been hired by notable companies – or founded successful enterprises – and our network of mentors bring creativity and real-world experience to your education. You'll connect to a broad range of companies across many industries: 

Jump-start your career at Freeman.

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