Entrepreneurial Hospitality Specialization | A. B. Freeman School of Business
There's no better way to teach this subject than to engage students directly with successful hospitality entrepreneurs - and there's no better place than New Orleans. The city and our greater alumni community provide a incredible resource to enrich our students' education 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.

There are three degree options for studying Entrepreneurial Hospitality:

Master of Management 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