Master of Business Administration – Tourism and Event Management

Master of Business Administration – Tourism and Event Management

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Complete in 15 Months

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This is a one-of-a-kind program with a significant focus on the study of Bourbon tourism around Kentucky’s signature industry.

Midway University’s MBA in Tourism and Event Management program combines business classes with special courses in Bourbon tourism, hospitality, destination branding and event management to provide a well-rounded foundation for career advancement. This concentration prepares students to work in the Bourbon Tourism industry, an opportunity only available in Kentucky.

All Midway MBA degree candidates share a common core of course work in management, marketing, finance, business law, and global business. Students in the Tourism and Event Management concentration complete courses designed around the bourbon tourism industry – a unique offering unlike any other program. The program focuses on consumer education, interpretation and sensory evaluation. It serves as a non-branded education that supports the entire bourbon industry.

The MBA coursework is offered completely online in an accelerated 8-week format. This makes it easy for students to complete courses on their own schedule and advance their careers quickly.
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Career Outlook

How can an MBA in event management and tourism work for you? According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, Bourbon is a $9 billion signature industry in Kentucky, generating 22,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $1.23 billion. The production and consumption of bourbon puts $286 million in annual tax revenue for Kentucky state and local governments.

Individuals with an MBA in tourism and event management in Kentucky can work in a variety of environments and serve in roles such as:

  • Event and Conference Organizer
  • Director of Events
  • Director of Catering

The solid knowledge base gained while completing this program ensures that students possess the transferable skills needed to successfully execute major career transitions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better.  At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit.  An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Specific admissions details are available for:

No more than six credit hours from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted in transfer into a graduate program.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your MBA in Tourism and Event Management in 33 credit hours (about 15 months).

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