Hospitality management studies

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Lausanne hospitality management school Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
The University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management is the study of the hospitality industry. A degree in the subject may be awarded either by a university college dedicated to the studies of hospitality management or a business school with a relevant department.[1] Degrees in hospitality management may also be referred to as hotel management, hotel and tourism management, or hotel administration. Degrees conferred in this academic field include BA, Bachelor of Business Administration, BS, MS, MBA, and PhD. Hospitality management covers hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing organizations, convention centers, and country clubs.


In the United States, hospitality and tourism management curricula follow similar core subject applications to that of a business degree, but with a focus on hospitality management. Core subject areas include accounting, administration, finance, information systems, marketing, human resource management, public relations, strategy, quantitative methods, and sectoral studies in the various areas of hospitality business.

Top 10 International Hospitality Management Schools in the World[edit]

Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), in a broad industry survey of senior managers from luxury hotels in 2013, conducted a market survey of hospitality employers regarding their opinions of the top ten hospitality management schools. The result appeared as follows:[2]

  1. École hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. Glion Institute of Higher Education, Glion & Bulle - Switzerland
  3. Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Bluche - Switzerland
  4. Cornell University, USA
  5. Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands
  6. Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Marbella - Spain
  7. Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  8. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Leura - Australia
  9. Hotel School Vatel, France
  10. Cesar Ritz Colleges, Le Bouveret, Brig - Switzerland

USA and China Ranking of the Top 10 Programs[edit]

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research completed an analysis of the top ten hospitality and tourism programs in the world. The results appeared as follows:[3]

  1. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
  2. Cornell University, USA
  3. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  4. Pennsylvania State University, USA
  5. University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  6. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  7. Purdue University, USA
  8. Oklahoma State University, USA
  9. Michigan State University, USA
  10. University of Central Florida, USA


  1. ^ "What is Hospitality management?". 
  2. ^ "International Hospitality Management Schools: 2013 Worldwide Industry Ranking Survey". 2013-10. Retrieved 2014-08-2014.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs". 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 

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