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Whether looking to advance your career in the gaming industry or advance in the hospitality industry, the online MBA in Hospitality and Casino Management program will provide students the knowledge they need. LSU Shreveport is one of the only universities in the country to offer this program. The unique focus on casino management helps students navigate the specific issues and challenges of doing business in hospitality and gaming facilities. This MBA prepares you for success in casino management, hotel operations, and other divisions of hospitality.
This online MBA degree with a concentration in Hospitality and Casino Management allows students that complete Hospitality Analytics to test for two industry certifications: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) and Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA). In 2020, a student team from this degree finished second in the WORLD at the STR Student Market Study Competition. This success was followed up in 2021 with a first-place finish!
A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for qualified applicants.
Designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, features accelerated course work and multiple start dates per year.
LSUS online MBA was ranked #1 among the top 50 MBAs in the nation by Intelligent.com, 2021.
The LSUS MBA program offers premium education at an affordable cost.
“I am thrilled that LSUS graduate teams performed so well last year (2nd place) and this year (1st place) at the International STR Student Market Study Competition. I am very proud of our students who converted the live hotel data into meaningful and fantastic presentations."
Dr. Minsun Kim
LSUS Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing, College of Business
Total credit hours per program: 30 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $479
Total cost with fees: $14,370
The MBA online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
The online MBA in Hospitality and Casino Management consists of 30 credit hours, including seven core courses (21 credit hours) and the completion of a concentration or specialization.
Students pursuing an MBA—Hospitality and Casino Management Concentration must take three concentration courses (9 credit hours).
Students pursuing an MBA—Hospitality and Casino Management Specialization must take two specialization courses (6 credit hours) and one MBA elective of choice (3 credit hours).
All students pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a Hospitality and Casino Management Concentration or Specialization must complete the core courses. These courses will prepare students with a solid foundation in managerial accounting and finance while also helping them develop the skills to lead and strategize in organizations.
|Core Courses (21 hours)||Credit Hours|
|MBA 700: Managerial Use of Accounting Data||3|
|MBA 701: Economic Analysis for Management||3|
|MBA 702: Financial Management||3|
|MBA 703: Management Information Systems||3|
|MBA 704: Organizational Behavior||3|
|MBA 705: Organizational Strategy and Policies||3|
|MBA 706: Marketing Strategy||3|
Students pursuing an MBA—Hospitality and Casino Management Concentration must take three of the following courses.
Students pursuing an MBA—Hospitality and Casino Management Specialization must take two of the following courses and one MBA elective of choice.
|Concentration (9 hours) and Specialization (6 hours) Courses||Credit Hours|
|MBA 758: Casino and Resort Management*||3|
|MBA 775: Hospitality and Casino Marketing*||3|
|MBA 740: Quantitative Methods in Business||3|
|MBA 778: Hospitality Analytics||3|
* =required course for either the concentration or specialization
Electives enable students to further develop their degree path to fit their goals. Students pursuing an MBA—Hospitality and Casino Management Specialization must take one MBA elective of choice.
Enrollment in Foundation courses is determined by the student and should be based on the student’s undergraduate degree, job experience, and related skills set. Students may choose to take any of the four optional one-credit foundation courses as each course is offered independently. The four optional foundation courses do not count towards fulfilling MBA requirements. The foundation courses are
• MBA 500 Fundamentals of Accounting
• MBA 501 Fundamentals of Economics
• MBA 502 Fundamentals of Finance
• MBA 503 Fundamentals of Statistics
Students interested in the MBA – Hospitality and Casino Management online program must first follow the admission requirements below to be accepted into LSUS Graduate School.
Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.
Graduate School Admission:
Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program and one of the following:
International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit additional information. Learn more about international admission requirements.
*Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume and any requested supporting documents. The LSUS Admissions Committee evaluates an individual's accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience.
**Please use ETS institution code 6355 when submitting GMAT scores to LSUS.
The College of Business at Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide meet AACSB International's demanding standards.
Whether you’re interested in a concentration or a specialization, the MBA in Hospitality and Casino Management strengthens your general business acumen whiling giving you the opportunity to learn more about the management and marketing of casinos and hotels or resorts.
The MBA -- Hospitality and Casino Management provides knowledge in these areas:
Our program provides graduates with the unique knowledge and ability to enter the hospitality and gaming industry with success. Though we are one of the few universities in the country to offer this program, we manage to keep it affordable and convenient for all students.
LSUS online MBA was also ranked #1 among the top 50 MBAs in the nation by Intelligent.com in 2021. Our educators provide a high-quality experience to students, laying a strong foundation for a long and fruitful career.
The LSU family of institutions offers several Online MBA degree choices. Find your path among focus areas like accounting, project management, and marketing. View more information here: Online MBAs
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