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Hospitality is the world’s #1 employer, a $1.8-trillion industry expected to directly employ more than 120 million people by 2020.

Why study hospitality?

You will have a great starting point: Tourism and hospitality covers the fundamentals of each industry, including tourism economics, food service and legal issues, giving you a manageable overview.

You will develop a whole palette of skills: Besides communication, you will develop management and entrepreneurship skills, necessary to work in establishments related to the field.

You will combine easily theory with practice: Based on your practical business plan, you will gain the knowledge and ability to develop diverse marketing strategies.

You will have many specializations from which to choose from: Some institutions allow you to choose your speciality in areas such as hotel administration, conference management, or travel and tourism.

You will grow as a person: Tourism and hospitality management mean you will be able to get to know many cultures and peoples, opening a whole world for you to explore and cherry-pick from the traits you wish to assimilate and become a better person.

Are you suitable for Jobs in Hospitality Industry?

People that possess good customer service skills including dealing with difficult customers are ideal for the industry. Other personal attributes include professionalism, confidence, and an open and welcoming personality.

Why study Hospitality Program in USA?

The United States is the perfect place for international students to study hospitality management. Many of the biggest hotel chains in the world are based in the United States or have a major corporate presence there. Naturally they tend to recruit employees from universities in the United States.

The United States provides all the possibilities associated with this industry. Individuals are able to choose between different internship/work locations (all 50 states and hundreds of countries around the world), different career options (hotel, restaurant, cruise ship, airlines, etc.)

Many international students study hospitality management in the U.S. because of the top ranked schools for the industry, these schools and other higher education institutions offer a variety of hospitality management courses that will prepare any international student for internship within the U.S. and a career back in their home country.

Another reason the U.S. is a good place to take hospitality management courses is because companies like Marriott, Hyatt, Wyndham, and Hilton are all headquartered in the U.S. and tend to recruit future employees from these universities.

What Hospitality Management is about?

It involves the organizing, planning, controlling and directing of human and material resources within the lodging, restaurant, tourism and travel, recreational management, institutional management, and convention planning industries. Various types of employment locations also exist within the hospitality industry; hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, airlines, convention centers, cruise ships, etc. Due to the fact that this industry is full of so many different options thousands of international students choose to study hospitality management within the United States.

What they teach?

Courses in hotel management cover everything from the front desk and housekeeping to facility maintenance and finance. Some core concepts students will encounter - Management basics, Communications, Service industry principles, Hospitality cash management, Advertising and Regulatory standards for hotel etc..

How to choose the right hospitality program?

Students often learn many skills and take courses in subjects such as event management, business management, food servicing etc. The courses taken ultimately depend on the student’s specific area of interest. To have an idea on what you will be learning, Litz has gathered the program descriptions of some renowned Universities as below.

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Cornell University

When you study hospitality at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA), you get a full-bodied approach to business—and you find out it's about so much more than hotels. Marketing, finance, real estate, operations, and more—we cover it all, pairing our exceptional focus within the Cornell College of Business with the breadth of global perspective afforded by the greater Cornell community. SHA will provide you an AACSB-accredited business degree with a focus on the world's largest and most exciting industry, offering a sense of adventure and a wide range of rewarding careers.

Academics

Our bachelor's degree program is distinguished by a firm foundation of business knowledge; a focus on the global, diverse, and thriving hospitality industry; and the flexibility to direct your education towards your personal interests and career goals. Combining class work with practical experience in the field, you will be uniquely prepared for success in business and beyond.

Degree Requirements

Your degree consists of core courses that compose your major, SHA electives supporting your interest in a specific area of the hospitality industry, over 4,000 general electives offered at any of the six other Cornell colleges and your practice credit requirement through hands-on work experience.

Curriculum

From the start you are immersed in your major, exploring all aspects of the hospitality industry.  As the only Ivy League program in hospitality management, SHA core courses address all of the aspects of running a business - strategizing and planning, design and construction, financing and marketing, and management and operations.

https://sha.cornell.edu/admissions-programs/undergraduate/academics/degree-requirements/concentrations-minors/smom.html

SMOM - Services Marketing & Operations Management

Detailed concentration information for current students is in the Current Students section.

The services marketing & operations management concentration consists of courses that define the primary sources of revenue generation in the industry: restaurants, lodging facilities, clubs, catering and special events, casinos, spas, beverage operations, etc. The choices enable a student to pursue an area of concentrated study in any one of eight tracks, organized in four broad areas: those that revolve around food service and beverage operations, specialty operations such as clubs, casinos, spas, etc. and revenue management.

Beverage Management:

This track of the concentration focuses on the beverage side of the food and beverage industry. Career paths include beverage managers in restaurants, hotels, and resorts, and staff positions with major wineries, wholesale distributors, and importers of various beverage products. Course selections for this specialization include:

HADM 4300: Introduction to Wines

HADM 4310: Wine and Food Pairing Principles and Promotion

HADM 4360: Beverage Management

HADM 4350: Selection, Procurement, and Supply Management

HADM 4370: Seminar in Quality Brewing and Fine Beer

HADM 6060: Restaurant Revenue Management

Corporate Food & Beverage Operations: Restaurant, Resort, and Hotel Chains:

This track of concentration focuses on the corporate, multi-unit food service industry. Career paths include food and beverage management in hotel and resort companies, multi-unit or regional management in corporate food service organizations, and the management of chain restaurant corporations. Course selections for this specialization include:

HADM 4350: Selection, Procurement, and Supply Management

HADM 4360: Beverage Management

HADM 3360: Tactics and Strategies for Restaurant Management

HADM 4320: Contemporary Healthy Foods

HADM 4330: Specialty Food and Beverage Operations: Guest Chefs

HADM 4340: Catering and Special Events Management

HADM 4345: Advanced Supply Chain Management: Distribution Systems and Commodities

HADM 4350: Selection, Procurement, and Supply Management

HADM 4380: Seminar in Culture and Cuisine

HADM 4530: Foodservice Facilities Design

HADM 4510: Restaurant Development

HADM 6020: Spa and Spa Hotel and Resort Development and Management

HADM 6060: Restaurant Revenue Management

HADM 6310: Case Studies in Restaurant Management

Information Systems Management:

This track of the concentration would assist leaders in any industry in improving their own efficiency and that of their companies by properly leveraging modeling, spreadsheet, programming, and database tools. Career paths include consulting, finance, revenue management, operations, marketing, and data analysis. Course selections for this specialization include:

HADM 3740: Fundamentals of Database Management and Data Analysis

HADM 4760: Visual Basic for Applications: End-User Programming

HADM 4770: Advanced Business Modeling

Plus other courses recommended by the concentration advisor.

Revenue Management

This track of the concentration focuses on helping hospitality firms more profitably manage their capacity. Careers include revenue manager, front office manager, reservations manager, and consultant. Course selections for this specialization include:

HADM 6050: Yield Management

HADM 6060: Restaurant Revenue Management

ENGRI 1101: Engineering Applications of Operations Research

HADM 4470: Managing Hospitality Distribution

NBA 6000: The Strategic Role of Information Technology

Services Marketing Management

This concentration focuses on how to get and keep profitable customers. It is appropriate for anyone planning a career in consulting, distribution, sales, brand management, marketing communications, and/or marketing research/consumer insight. Course selections for this specialization include:

HADM 3430: Marketing Research

HADM 3470/6470: Consumer Behavior

HADM 3740: Fundamentals of Database Management and Data Analysis

HADM 4490/6490: Integrated Marketing Communications

HADM 4480/6480: Brand Management

HADM 4405/6405: International Marketing

HADM 4120: Understanding and Managing Hospitality Sales

HADM 4460: Hospitality Pricing and Analysis

HADM 4470: Managing Hospitality Distribution

HADM 6450: Services Experience Management and Marketing

HADM 6471: Hospitality Marketing with Evolving Media: Social, Mobile, and Search

Specialty Operations: Clubs, Casinos, Catering, and Spas

Course selections for this specialization include:

HADM 3030/3040: Club Management

HADM 4330: Specialty Food and Beverage Operations: Guest Chefs

HADM 4340: Catering and Special Events Management

HADM 4080: Introduction to Casino Operations

HADM 6020: Spa and Spa Hotel and Resort Development and Management

HADM 6310: Case Studies in Restaurant Management

 

University of Houston

http://www.uh.edu/hilton-college/About/Degree-Programs/

Degree Programs

Advance your future with Hilton College, where your degree has real and practical value. We are considered one of the BEST hospitality programs in the world. Let us help you find your career path. We offer six hospitality degrees and a minor in beverage management. All of our degree programs offer a curriculum that is comprehensive, current and immediately applicable to the industry.

BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management:

This specialized business degree combines traditional business courses in accounting, economics and law with social sciences, hospitality marketing, human resources and communications. Students are also required to complete 600 hours of industry-related work experience as part of Hospitality Practicum I and II and choose an area of emphasis to create a personalized degree plan that focuses on the sector of hospitality that interests them most. Students pursuing a career in the wine & spirits industry may also choose to earn a minor in beverage management and marketing. Click here to view the undergraduate program brochure

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM)— This specialized business degree combines traditional business courses in accounting, economics and law with social sciences, hospitality marketing, human resources and communications. You will also need to complete 600 hours of industry-related work experience (for practicum course credit) and choose an area of emphasis to create

a personalized degree plan that focuses on the sector of hospitality that interests you most.

http://hhd.psu.edu/shm/undergraduate

Hospitality Management Major

Hospitality Management Option

The Hospitality Management option helps you prepare for management positions in any segment of the hospitality industry. The option is designed to help you become a successful hospitality professional.

You can tailor your program to meet your needs and interests. Choose courses that offer a specific emphasis in restaurant management, hotel management, or institutional management. Study different facets of the industry such as real estate, human resource management, gaming, or hospitality management information systems.

Hospitality Management Program Details

This major helps provide preparation for management positions in hotels, restaurants, institutions, and other hospitality organizations. The program is designed to give the student a broad general education and a strong management and problem-solving orientation balanced with the requisite technical skills, all of which are essential for career progression to upper-management positions in the hospitality professions. The program also helps prepare students for graduate study.

This option helps prepare students for management positions in any segment of the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants, institutional or non-commercial operations, clubs, resorts, and casinos. The management focus helps provide students with the analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills necessary to effectively function as hospitality professionals.

Curriculum

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits

(10-22 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:

(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:

(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:

(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-10 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 75.5 - 102 credits [1]

(For the HM option, this includes 10.5 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 1.5 credit of GHA courses. For the Management Dietetics option, this includes 22 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 7 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GHA courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 56 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (53 credits)

CMPSC 203 GQ(4), MKTG 221(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4), HM 201(3), HM 202(1), HM 271(2), HM 329(3), HM 330(2), HM 335(3), HM 336(3), HM 350(3), HM 365 IL(3), HM 380(3), HM 430(3), HM 435(3), HM 442(3), HM 466 US(3), HM 490W(3), HM 492(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)

ECON 002 GS(3) or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 22.5 credits

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT OPTION: (22.5 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (10.5 credits)

HM 405(3), HM 480(3), NUTR 100 GHA(1.5), NUTR 119(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (12 credits)

Select 12 credits of HM courses from an approved department list, up to 4 credits of any foreign language, and other courses in consultation with an advisor.

MANAGEMENT DIETETICS OPTION: (46 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (43 credits)

B M B 211(3), BIOL 141 GN(3), CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 202(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1) (Sem: 3-4), NUTR 120(3), NUTR 251 GHA(3), NUTR 358(2), NUTR 360(3), NUTR 370(1), NUTR 400(1), NUTR 445(3), NUTR 446(3), NUTR 452(3), NUTR 453(3), NUTR 456(2) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSE (3 credits)

PSYCH 100 GS(3) or SOC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

 

 

UNLV

https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-hospitality-mgmt-gaming

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management; Concentration in Gaming Management

The hospitality management program offers concentrations in four areas: gaming management, meetings and events, restaurant management, and PGA golf management. Declaration for a concentration can be made anytime after acceptance into the hospitality management program. For more information about the courses required to obtain a degree in this concentration view the concentration flyer.

The gaming management concentration targets not only those who will work in actual casino operations but also students who are thinking about careers in casino accounting, as professional staff in gaming regulations and control, and as suppliers who will serve the casino industry.

Learning Objectives

Apply the mathematics of table games, slots, poker, and race and sports wagering.

Assess business trends and strategies that affect the growth and success of the gaming industry (e.g., human resources, economic, legislative, global development)

Evaluate the management and/or design of cash flow systems, including cage operations and credit collection systems.

Evaluate the management and/or design of gaming regulations including internal controls and accounting and financial systems.

Evaluate the management and/or design of casino marketing, including promotions, players clubs, and advertising.

Evaluate the management and/or design of surveillance and security systems in gaming operations.

William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

CONCENTRATIONS

Available to Hosptitality Majors Only 

Gaming Operations I GAM 334 (HMD 101 or GAM 225) 3

GAM 340 (HMD 101 or GAM 225) Spring Only 3

GAM 437 (GAM 334 or HMD 401) Fall Only 3

GAM 440 (GAM 334) Spring Only 3

GAM 470 (ECON 261) Fall Only 3

TCA 110 3

TCA 383 3

TCA 488 (TCA 383) 3

TCA 490 (Sr., TCA 110, 321, 380, 488) 3

FAB 160 (FAB 159) 3

FAB 333 (ENG 101) 3

FAB 370 (FAB 101, 159) 3

REVISED 1/4/2017

William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration  Office for Student Advising

HOW DO CONCENTRATIONS WORK?

Hospitality Management Majors have the option to take a generalist approach by completing the Hotel

Elective section of their program worksheet with courses of their own selection.

A concentration is not required,however, students wishing to focus their studies may do so by selecting

one of the approved concentrations. Concentration courses will fulfill Hotel College Electives and must be

completed with a C or better. Declaring a concentration can take place anytime after the student has been admitted. It is necessary to make an appointment with an academic advisor in order to declare a

concentration.

BEH 543

(702) 895-3616

Nutrition in Food Serv.

Concentration Courses must be completed with a C or better

An internship and work experience in Food & Beverage is strongly

advised, to enhance your career opportunities.

FAB Upper Division Elective - (300-400)

FAB Upper Division Elective - (300-400)

Concentration Courses must be completed with a C or better

An internship and work experience in Meetings & Events is strongly advised, to enhance your career opportunities.

Intro. Convention

Restaurant Mgmt. Concentration (15 Credits)

Purchasing

Culture & Cuisine

Gaming Mgmt. Concentration (15 Credits)

Meetings & Events Mgmt. Concentration (15 Credits)

Meeting Planning

William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

CONCENTRATIONS

Available to Hosptitality Majors Only

2016-2017

Catalog

Special Events Mgmt.

Festival

Any TCA Elective

Gaming Device Mgmt.

Casino Regulations

Casino Marketing

Quantitative Methods

Concentration Courses must be completed with a C or better

An internship and work experience in Gaming is strongly advised, to

enhance your career opportunities. experience in Gaming is strongly advised, to enhance your career opportunities.

https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-hospitality-management

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management Major offers a broad educational approach to a career in the hospitality industry. Its varied course of study prepares students with both the management theories and operational competencies necessary to enter any segment of the industry upon graduation. In addition to the university’s general education requirements, students take classes specific to the industry including an introduction to hospitality, human resources management, organizational behavior, facilities management, hospitality law and a course in leadership, management and ethics. Students also study food sanitation, food service operations, cost control, career development, financial and managerial accounting, financial management, hospitality service management, and operations and strategic management.

The inclusion of 22 credits of elective courses allows the student to customize their educational experience based on their personal interests through the selection of the elective topics of their choice. Although it is not required, students may elect to declare a concentration to provide an opportunity to focus their elective credits toward a specific area of study. Rounding out this curriculum is an internship, two senior-level capstone classes that will have students using all of their learned managerial and leadership skills, and actual work experience in the hospitality industry. This approach offers prospective employers a well-rounded graduate who understands day-to-day operations, has the ability to do strategic planning, and can adapt to a multitude of positions. With this expansive knowledge base, students will be ready to look at numerous career opportunities upon graduation.

Learning Objectives

Identify career goals and effective strategies for achieving them.

Communicate effectively in written, spoken, visual and digital modes to different audiences (e.g. industry leaders, employees, employers, faculty and peers).

Manage all forms of capital (e.g., human, financial) in an ethical and sustainable way.

Analyze, understand, and solve human resource problems and challenges.

Effectively identify and assess the legal risks associated with common hospitality business practices and events and identify appropriate risk management techniques and employment practices to minimize those risks.

Analyze financial, marketing, and operational results and outcomes for hospitality operations

Develop an understanding of customer segments and key marketing concepts, and apply this knowledge to increase revenue and brand value.

Demonstrate effective management techniques in hospitality operations (hotel, F&B, gaming, meetings, events, etc.).

Design a sustainable component or practice for a hospitality business (hotel, F&B, gaming, meetings, events, etc.).

William F Harrah College of Hotel Administration · 702.895.3616 · FAX 702.895.3127 2016-2017

University of Las Vegas, Nevada

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Expires Summer 2027

HOM

 GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (37 Credits)

[Example: TCA 103 + 103D]

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

ENG 101 (Placement Test)

(Prerequisites) Credits

ENG 102 (ENG 101)

qUS/NV Constitution* PSC 101 or HIST 100

*Students transferring US Constitution

 must take Nevada Constitution

 College Algebra

ENV 101

PHIL 102

COM 101 - Public Speaking

Elective

 BUSINESS CORE (3 Credits)

ECON 261 (MATH 124 "C" or Better)

NOTE: The following course(s) has not been transferred.

Please bring a course description or syllabus for further evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL/MULTICULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

Multicultural - Can be satisfied with HIST 110, DAN 166,

 MUS 134, ECON 180 or Hotel Electives FAB 333, GAM 442,

 HMD 320________

 q International - Can be satisfied with THTR100.

 Foreign Language, or Hotel Electives

 FAB 470, TCA 330, TCA 331 or TCA 449 ________

Name: ______________________________________ HOM

CODE UNLV Grade Transfer

2-year

Grade UD

(Prerequisites) Credits

Introduction Hosp. HMD 101 3

Food Ser. Sanitation FAB 101 1

Food Service Ops. FAB 159 (FAB 101 MAJORS ONLY) 3

Hosp. Career Devel. TCA 201 (ENG 102 MAJORS ONLY) 3

Hosp. Accounting I TCA 221 (≥ MATH 96) 3

HMD 202 Housekeeping (HMD 101)

HMD 203 Fr. Office (HMD 101) 3

HMD 226 Hospitality Tech.

Hosp. Service Mgt. HMD 253 (HMD 101, FAB 101, 159, ENG 102) 3

Human Resources Mgt. HMD 259 (HMD 101, ENG 101) 3

Leadership/Mgt/Ethics HMD 307 3

Hosp. Accounting II TCA 321 (TCA 221) 3

Hosp. Marketing TCA 380 3

Facilities Mgt. HMD 395 (Must be taken with 395D) 3

 Hosp. Life Safety HMD 395D 0

Hospitality Law HMD 401 3

Labor Emp. Law HMD 402 (HMD 259) 3

Org. Behavior HMD 407 (HMD 307) 3

Hosp. Finance TCA 420 (ECON 261, TCA 321) 3

Hosp. Cost Control FAB 461 (FAB 101, 159, TCA 221) 3

Capstone / Internship Courses (9 Credits)

 Strategic Mgt. 3

 Rest. Mgt. Ops 3 No Summer

 Internship* 3

30 Resident Credits at UNLV as Hotel Major (see catalog)

50% of Credits used must be from 4-year universities 2.0 UNLV Overall GPA

60 UNLV Credits required for honors distinction

HOSPITALITY MGMT

Dual Degrees require an additional 30 credits beyond credits for first degree

(300/400)

(300/400)

Hotel College Electives (15 Credits - 9 must be 300/400 level)

Open Electives (Min. 7 Credits - Must meet 120 credit total)

Graduation Requirements (120 Credits)

Each Major Core Course listed above must be ≥C (2.0)

CATALOG 2016-2017

COLLEGE CORE COURSES (49 Credits)

 ELECTIVES or CONCENTRATION COURSES*

*CONCENTRATIONS: A concentration is not required, however, students wishing to focus their studies may select from the list of approved concentrations.

Concentration courses will fulfill Hotel College Electives above and must be completed with a C or better. To enhance your career opportunities, it is strongly advised to

complete an internship and work hours in the area of your concentration. (See an advisor for more information)

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