2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Hospitality Management Degrees

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These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in hospitality management. Missouri State University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $5,015 annually. The University of Alabama comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $6,300 per year. Courses include Financial Management and Hospitality Operations, Hospitality Law, Leadership in the Hospitality Industry, Special Problems in Hospitality Management, and Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,015
# 2 #2 $6,300
# 3 #3 $7,984
# 4 #4 $8,613
# 5 #5 $8,786
# 6 #6 $9,061
# 7 #7 $9,720
# 8 #8 $10,200
# 9 #9 $10,275
# 10 #10 $11,445
# 11 #11 $11,586
# 12 #12 $11,811
# 13 #13 $12,146
# 14 #14 $12,960
# 15 #15 $13,160
# 16 #16 $13,175
# 17 #17 $14,214
# 18 #18 $14,220
# 19 #19 $14,346
# 20 #20 $15,051
# 21 #21 $16,800
# 22 #22 $16,864
# 23 #23 $20,720
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,015
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,559
  • Example Classes: Field Experience in Hospitality Administration; Hospitality Change Management and Leadership; Risk Management & Legal Compliance in the Hospitality Industry; Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Studies - Hospitality Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,362
  • Example Classes: Financial Management and Hospitality Operations; Hospitality Law; Leadership in the Hospitality Industry; Special Problems in Hospitality Management; Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Hospitality Management
  • MS in Human Environmental Sciences - Hospitality Management (Non-Thesis Option)
  • MS in Human Environmental Sciences - Hospitality Management (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,984
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,563
  • Example Classes: Hospitality and Tourism Finance and Revenue Management; Hospitality and Tourism Industry Strategic Management; Marketing Applications for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry; Special Topics in Hospitality and Tourism Management; Technology for Hospitality and Tourism Management; Tourism Destination Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,613
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,352
  • Example Classes: Advanced Foodservice Management; Advanced Lodging Management; Advanced Meetings and Business Event Management; Financial Management and Cost Controls for the Hospitality Industry; Survey of Research in Hospitality Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Dietetics (Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Hospitality Administration (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Hospitality Administration (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,786
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,727
  • Example Classes: Brand Strategies in Hospitality and Tourism; Destination and Hospitality Crisis Management; Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism; Tourism Planning & Development; Trends & Issues in Tourism and Recreation Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Tourism and Recreation Management
  • MS in Tourism and Recreation Management - Hospitality Business Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,061
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,812
  • Example Classes: Advanced Tourism Analysis; Club Management; Conference Coordination; Global Hospitality; Hospitality Enterprise; Science of Quality Service in Hospitality

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Nutrition - Hotel and Restaurant Management (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,449
  • Example Classes: Advanced Financial Management in Hospitality; Advanced Foodservice Management; Advanced Lodging; Advanced Service Quality Management; Leadership Dietetics & Hospitality Management Organizations; Trends & Topics Hospitality Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 386
  • Example Classes: Hospitality & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Management; Operations Strategy; Organizational Theory; Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality; Service Quality Management; Strategic Information Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS Management - Hospitality and Event Management
  • MS Sports Management - Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,046
  • Example Classes: Industry Experience in Retailing and Tourism Management; Research Methodology in Retailing and Tourism Management; Seminar in Retailing and Tourism Management; Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Food Service Industry; Survey of Current Theories and Literature; Trend Analysis for Hospitality Industry

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Retailing and Tourism Management (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Retailing and Tourism Management (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,445
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 618
  • Example Classes: Financial Concepts in Sustainable Tourism Development; Global Tourism Marketing and Branding; International Sustainable Tourism Policy Analysis and Development; Planning for Ethical and Sustainable Tourism Development; Product Development and Innovation in Sustainable Tourism - Shared and Experience Economics; Tourism Principles and Foundations

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA - Event Leadership
  • MS - International Beverage Management
  • MS - Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development
  • MS - Hospitality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,586
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,606
  • Example Classes: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Management; Issues in Heritage Tourism; Policy for Sustainability; Sustainable Tourism Development: Principles & Practices; United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Global Sustainability - Sustainable Tourism
  • Annual Tuition: $11,811
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,654
  • Example Classes: Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources; Data Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism Research; Financial Analysis of Hospitality Enterprises; Hospitality/Tourism Strategic Issues; Managing Hospitality and Guest Services Organizations; Strategic Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism

Online Master's Degrees

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management, MS
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management, MS (Non-Thesis)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management, MS (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,146
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,866
  • Example Classes: Event Management; International Sustainable Tourism; Issues and Trends; Managing Customer Experiences; Promotional Strategies; Restaurant Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 638
  • Example Classes: Applied Microeconomic Theory; Corporate Strategy and Decision Making; Legal and Regulatory Environments of Business; Managerial Finance; Organizational Effectiveness; Production and Operations Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
  • Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development - Hospitality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $13,160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,647
  • Example Classes: Critical Analysis of Food Service & Beverage Management Systems; Current Issues and Strategies in Hospitality Management; Strategic Management of Conventions & Special Events; Strategic Management of Lodging Operations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality
  • Annual Tuition: $13,175
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,739
  • Example Classes: Advanced Personnel Systems in Restaurants, Hotels and Institutions; Applied Management Concept; Economics of Travel and Tourism; Hospitality Business Law and Risk Management; Management Challenge Analysis; Strategic Revenue Management in the Hospitality Industry

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Annual Tuition: $14,214
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,792
  • Example Classes: Fiscal Management in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism; Law and Risk in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism; Research Methods in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism; Strategic Leadership and Ethics in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism; Sustainable Solutions in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
  • Annual Tuition: $14,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,816
  • Example Classes: Applied Research Methods in Hospitality Management; Hospitality Operations Analysis; Issues/Trends in the Hospitality Management Industry; Management Theory & Practice in Hospitality Management; Organizational Development, Multiculturalism, & Cultural Diversity

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Annual Tuition: $14,346
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,161
  • Example Classes: Cultural Aspects and Global Perspectives in Tourism; Effective Teams and Leaders in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Organizations; Marketing and Promotions in Recreational Sport and Tourism; Seminar in Tourism Planning: A Cultural and International Perspective; Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism; Trends and Issues in Hospitality and Tourism

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management
  • Annual Tuition: $15,051
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,175
  • Example Classes: Entrepreneurship; Financial Analysis for the Service Industries; Hospitality Service Management; Marketing Systems; Research Methodology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Hospitality Administration
  • Executive Master of Hospitality Administration - Gaming Management
  • Executive Master of Hospitality Administration - Hospitality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $16,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,787
  • Example Classes: Critical Issues in Tourism Managemen; Event and Facility Management; Finance and Budgeting; Human Resources in Recreation, Sport and Tourism; Strategic Management; Theories & Concepts of Leisure

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • Annual Tuition: $16,864
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,717
  • Example Classes: Directed Readings in Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management; Leading in Complex Human Systems in Hospitality and Tourism Management; Mastering Technology in an Hospitality and Tourism Management Operational Setting; Systems Problems Resolution in Hospitality and Tourism Management; Theoretical Foundations of Leadership and Management in Hospitality and Tourism Management; Twenty-First Century Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Annual Tuition: $20,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,280
  • Example Classes: Data Management and Applications in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports Management; Data Management and Evaluation in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports; Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports; Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport; Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports; Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Organizations; Strategic Marketing Management in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports; Strategic Marketing Management in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management