Hospitality management studies

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

Hospitality Management and Tourism 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, BASc, B.Voc MS, MBA, Master of Management, PhD and short term course. Hospitality management covers hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing organizations, convention centers, country clubs and many more.


In the US, hospitality and tourism management curricula follow similar core subject applications to that of a business degree, but with a focus on tourism development and hospitality management. Core subject areas include accounting, administration, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, human resource management, public relations, strategy, quantitative methods, and sectoral studies in the various areas of hospitality business. Some programs in India also include culinary training.[2]

Rankings of degree-granting programs[edit]

Many schools have departments that specifically give degrees in the hospitality field.

Opinion surveys of employers in the hospitality industry[edit]

In a broad industry survey of senior managers from luxury hotels in 2013, a market survey of hospitality employers was conducted regarding their opinions of the top ten hospitality management schools. Laureate Hospitality Education, a division of Laureate Education Inc, commissioned TNS to conduct each of these surveys, and 2 schools out of 10 (numbers 6, 8) belong to Laureate Hospitality Education. The result appeared as follows:[3]

  1. École hôtelière de Lausanne, Lausanne - Switzerland
  2. Hotelschool The Hague, The Hague/Amsterdam - Netherlands
  3. Cornell University, New York State - United States
  4. Glion Institute of Higher Education, Glion - Switzerland
  5. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  6. Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland/Spain
  7. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford - United Kingdom
  8. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Leura - Australia
  9. Florida International University, Florida - United States
  10. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom - Hong Kong

Publication surveys in hospitality-related academia[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:[4]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What is Hospitality management?". {{cite journal}}: External link in |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Vegetarian Cooking Courses to be Introduced in Hotel Management Institutes | City of Jaipur". Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ "International Hospitality Management Schools: 2013 Worldwide Industry Ranking Survey" (PDF). October 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  4. ^ "A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs". 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2014-08-25.