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Hospitality Management (Concentration in PGA Golf Management), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
The Hospitality Management (Concentration in PGA Golf Management) offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, accredited by The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA), is a university degree program designed to attract and educate bright, highly motivated men and women to serve all aspects of the industry and to produce PGA members. 
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The Hospitality Management (Concentration in PGA Golf Management) comprehensive degree program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, blends university degree requirements with requirements of the PGA's Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program.

The UNLV PGA Golf Management University Program is administered through the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. Students graduating from the UNLV PGA Golf Management University Program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Hospitality Management, and a concentration in PGA Golf Management. The UNLV PGA Golf Management concentration is delivered through a 121 credit hour degree program consisting of: university general education, hospitality management major, and the PGA Golf Management Concentration.

The PGA Golf Management concentration offers a comprehensive curriculum and extensive internship experiences to prepare students to work in the expanding golf industry. The PGA Golf Management concentration includes 23 credit hours within the Hospitality Management major dedicated to the PGA PGM learning objectives. Successful completion of this course work, along with the PGA Playing Ability Test, and 16 months of internship will provide students the PGA Golf Management concentration designation on their transcript. Obtaining U.S. citizenship, successful completion of the PGA of America background check, and eligible employment within the industry upon graduation qualifies graduates with the PGA Golf Management concentration membership into the PGA of America.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the PGA constitution
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the rules of golf
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of tournament operations
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of golf car fleet management
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of golf club design and repair
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental golf instruction
  • Demonstrate the knowledge in golf swing analysis and teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrate the knowledge in business planning and operations specific to golf management
  • Identifying and applying appropriate customer relations techniques
  • Explain and apply turf grass management concepts to a golf course
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the swing concepts of teaching
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of supervising and delegating
  • Describe and apply merchandise inventory management concepts to a golf club setting
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of food and beverage control in a golf club setting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Player Development
  • Intro to PGA Golf Management
  • Teaching & Coaching
  • Golf Facility Mgt.
  • Leadership/Management/Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements


  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores
  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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