Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality

Are you equipped to oversee the social engagement, nutrition, health, and managerial functions of a senior living community?

By 2030 the senior living industry will have over 1.2 million job opportunities many in senior management positions. Employees will benefit from expertise in the varying needs of older adults including strategy development, leadership and science of aging.

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The Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality is the premier degree to equip current and future senior living executives with specific skills essential for senior living management, including:

Analyzing legal and regulatory issues in aging
Identifying consumer needs
Revenue management
Marketing analysis and strategy

The 43 unit Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality program can be completed either on campus or online. Subjects covered in the program’s required and elective courses include:

Leadership and Change Management
Health and Nutrition Needs of Older Adults
Effective Human Resources Organization
Health Care Delivery Models

Program Learning Objectives

The Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality is designed to train current and future senior living executives in managerial functions, nutrition, health, and social engagement within a gerontological framework. This customer-centered approach in this industry is essential to improving the lives of older people. Students will focus on the physical, emotional, and social needs of customers 55 years and older.

Requirements: 43 units of coursework (31 units of required courses and 12 units of elective courses)

Students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business Administration from an accredited college or university may be eligible for an advanced standing option.

Bonus Points:
According to Senior Living Industry research, 1.2 million employees will be needed to support the more than 76 million baby boomers who are retired or will retire by 2030.