Entrepreneurial Hospitality Specialization | A. B. Freeman School of Business
There's no better way to teach this subject than to engage directly with successful hospitality entrepreneurs - and there's no better place to do that than New Orleans. The city and our alumni are incredible resources that enrich our students' experiences and increase the value of their time at Freeman.
John Clarke
Associate Dean

Entrepreneurial Hospitality

 

A career in hospitality puts you in one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors. Worldwide, the Travel and Tourism industry alone generates more than $7.6 trillion annually, outpacing the global economy for 7 consecutive years and supporting one in ten jobs on the planet.

With our home in New Orleans, a top tourist destination with a new reputation as an entrepreneurial hub, Freeman is well positioned to give students an exceptional, immersive education in a hotbed of hospitality. Our program in Entrepreneurial Hospitality prepares students to address the new emphasis on customer service in traditional hospitality industries and beyond.

Our faculty will give you a broad grounding in business principles from a variety of disciplines so you can face critical challenges in entrepreneurial and hospitality ventures. New Orleans’ long history of hospitality and Freeman’s strength in entrepreneurship come together to create a living, learning laboratory where you will develop distinctive, market-relevant, and high-value skills.

Courses in Entrepreneurial Hospitality are offered in three degree programs:

Master of Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurial Hospitality

  • Fast-paced, 10-month, full-time program (June-May) 
  • Designed for recent graduates; no prior work experience required 
  • Summer intensive builds a broad foundation of business knowledge 
  • Project-based courses in product design, entrepreneurship, consulting, and international business 
  • International experience with a trip to Asia
  • A close cohort; team-based learning with ambitious, collaborative classmates
  • Learn more about the MMG

MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Hospitality

  • Rigorous two-year full-time program, including summer internship opportunity
  • One-year Fast Track option available for exceptionally qualified students, with an undergraduate degree in business and significant work experience
  • MBA gives you a high proficiency in traditional business fields – strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and accounting – with the specific knowledge and skills needed to succeed in entrepreneurial hospitality
  • Project-based courses, including product design, entrepreneurship, and strategic consulting
  • International experiences on three continents outside North America
  • Learn more about the MBA

PMBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Hospitality

  • Three-year part-time program, for rising professionals with at least two years of work experience
  • In small classes, PMBA students acquire expertise through experience - how to analyze problems critically, how to set smart goals, and how to be both a team player and an effective manager.
  • MBA gives you a high proficiency in traditional business fields – strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and accounting – with the specific knowledge and skills needed to succeed in entrepreneurial hospitality
  • Access to unique experiential learning opportunities in our signature classes
  • Optional travel abroad to acquire a global business perspective
  • Learn more about the PMBA