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Hotel Management and Tourism Ranking 酒店管理及旅遊課程排名

請同時按此來看有關主修酒店管理(Hotel Management)及課程簡介

Hospitality Industry在全球的營運額是巨大的,由於香港的特殊地位,這行業對香港可謂舉足輕重,所以不少同學會修讀這一科。其中酒店業更是廣泛,包涵會議、宴會、來賓接待、活動策劃、主題公園,度假村、俱樂部,郵輪公司,賭場甚至專業運動中等分別提供了一系列的管理職位。


美國有很多院校堤供酒店管理課程,同學需要謹慎選擇學校。 因此,本中心為您編制了幾項酒店管理大學的排名以供參考。列首位的是長春藤 (Ivy League) 之一的Cornell。

本中心的「Elite Program」可替學生中請表內的名校。此外,不少麗斯學生會先在社區學院(CC)修讀有關酒店的課程,然後再轉入心儀的大學如UNLV及PSU等。

值得一提的是夏威夷大學主校 – University of Hawaii at Manoa,它的 School of Travel Industry Management (TIM),歷史悠久,並且提供Hospitality Management 及Tourism/Transportation Management兩項課程。一個國內機構-「滴答網」更評UH Manoa為全球第八; 不過最重要的是夏威夷提供很好的實習機會。記住,本中心除了可替同學申請直入此校,同學也可選擇先入讀同屬 University of Hawaii System的 KCC 社區學院,除了學費較平,而且還提供獎學金。住宿方面,麗期學生更可獲得往宿優惠!


你知道為什麼 康奈爾大學 (Cornell U) 的酒店管理在眾多排名都名列前茅嗎? 你知道哪間大學的酒店課程與酒店界的標誌“希爾頓 (Hilton)”有關係嗎?此外,如果您想了解在表內這些大學酒店管理課程的特色,請即閱讀排名表後的說明。


The hospitality industry is enormous, with hotels alone accounting for huge some of in revenues in Hong Kong. But the hospitality industry is much broader still, providing an array of rewarding management positions also in restaurants, event planning, theme parks, resort clubs, cruise lines, casinos, and even professional athletics.

There are also plenty of opportunities for advancement in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry, especially for those with a degree in hospitality management. If you’re upbeat and energetic, have leadership abilities, and enjoy helping others, the global hospitality industry is worth seriously considering.

Because a large number of hospitality-management degree programs exist, selecting a school requires some care. Therefore, Litz USA has compiled a number of rankings for your reference.

RANKINGS of some of the renowned Hotel Management Schools in USA

Best Hotel Management & Tourism Schools in USA & Ranking


Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, founded in 1922, is known as one of the world’s best hospitality education programs. The school provided the world’s first undergraduate hospitality management degree.

School of Hotel Administration

The school is dedicated to all aspects of the Hospitality degree, and the only Ivy League program, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration offers Bachelor’s to PhD level education within this diverse and global industry.  60 full-time faculty take their students through all aspects of Hotel and Business Management, including design, financing, and management.

Students can specialize in a particular area through a concentration including Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate; Hospitality Leadership, and Services Marketing and Operations Management. The School of Hotel Administration also provides a minor in Real Estate.


•          Hospitality students gain hands-on experience in hotel and restaurant management and operations at the Statler Hotel, a full-service luxury hotel.

•          School of Hotel Administration students, through the Cornell Abroad program, study in over 40 countries and in over 150 programs and universities throughout the world.

•          The Management Intern Program provides students opportunities to learn from real-world management situations in a variety of hospitality segments.

•          The Culinary Institute of America Alliance provides students the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree at the Culinary Institute of America while completing their bachelor’s degree at the School of Hotel Administration in four years.

•          Students have access to mentorship opportunities via the Cornell Real Estate Club, Connect Entrepreneurial Hotelies Network, and the Employer in Residence through the Career Management office.

•          More than 200 companies and organizations are involved with the school.

•          The school hosts panels and conferences every year such as Cornell Hospitality Thought Leadership Series, Hotel Ezra Cornell and Cornell Annual Real Estate Conference.

•          The School of Hotel Administration hosts notable centers and institutes such as the Center for Hospitality Research, Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Center for Real Estate and Finance, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, and the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations. The notable Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, a peer reviewed, scholarly journal, is published in association with the School of Hotel Administration.

•          The faculty includes leading professionals in the field.

Cornell University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Hands-on experience and application of concepts is attained through the on-campus Statler Hotel, and opportunities for networking abound with around 200 companies working in connection with the school.  Other engaging facilities on campus include not only standard classrooms, but also interview rooms and a food laboratory.


•          Bachelor of Science Hotel Administration degree

•          Master of Management in Hospitality degree

•          Master of Science in Hotel Administration degree (research-focused degree)

•          Ph.D. in Hotel Administration (research-focused degree)

The School of Hotel Administration has received accreditation from AACSB International. The School of Hotel Administration is known for its high quality business education. Being part of the College of Business, it benefits from its collaboration in teaching and research with the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Johnson Graduate School of Management.


University of Nevada at Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Situated in area that has close to 150,000 rooms and growing, Las Vegas is considered a hospitality wonderland with its more than 35 million visitors per year.  The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration partners its students with these organizations to provide not only an education, but also real life working experiences.  Students here have an obvious advantage and numerous opportunities available within the surrounding city life.

William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration,

Its Hotel Administration offers students multiple disciplines in the hospitality industry. With a focus on hotel management as a specialization, this institution is ideal for those seeking that specific degree.  According to UNLV’s Academic Impact, “The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is consistently ranked as one of the country’s top two college hospitality programs”.  Their Academic Impact also states that their hospitality faculty has written over 30 books that are used in the hospitality industry today.

The Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management provides concentrations in Gaming Management, Restaurant Management, Meetings and Events, Professional Golf Management, and second degree. Students have opportunities to gain experience at just about any type of hospitality operation. The International Gaming Institute located in the Stan Fulton Building, attracts people from throughout the United States and the world seeking knowledge about best practices in gaming, regulatory, surveillance, and hospitality fields.


•          The college provides a hospitality specific career mixer in the fall and spring which attract many hiring managers from hospitality companies.

•          The Bob Boughner Career Services Center, collaborating with UNLV Career Services, provides Harrah College of Hotel Administration students and alumni access to a wide range of employers, employment information, and opportunities.

•          Hotel students have a 1,000 hour industry work requirement.

•          Students have access to mentorship and internship opportunities with leading hospitality organizations throughout the world.

•          Hotel college students have a mentor for one academic year.

•          The strong alumni network includes professionals who work in all segments of the hospitality industry throughout the world.

•          Students have opportunities to develop management skills at realistic settings at the college’s specialized restaurant, kitchen and gaming laboratories.

•          The college provides online and executive education programs.

•          Faculty members have authored numerous textbooks utilized in hospitality programs throughout the world. Faculty members are well published in academic journals. The research institutes, centers, data collections and journals, have made the school a notable resource regarding hospitality and gaming information for organizations and government agencies researching best policies and practices for states, countries and tribal nations.

•          Students have opportunities to work with prominent faculty members in industry research.

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


•          Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree

•          Executive Master of Hospitality Administration degree

•          Master of Science in Hotel Administration degree

•          Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Hotel Administration dual degree

•          Dual Master of Science in Management Information Systems and Master of Science in Hotel Administration

•          Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration degree

International recognition and experience is also available with the addition of a new campus opened in Singapore. Another point of school pride is in the unique Professional Golf Management Program that is offered in addition to the more usual Hotel/Restaurant Management, Food and Beverage Services, and Lodging and Resort Management programs.  Career opportunities are plentiful for the Hospitality major as school sponsored programs like the Bob Boughner Career Services Center on campus helps its students move onto successful futures.


University of Houston (Houston, TX)

Within the hustle and bustle of the city of Houston, Texas lies an excellent opportunity for the student seeking a degree in Hotel or Restaurant Management.  Founded in 1969, the Hilton College is home to the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Archives, a nationally unique wine laboratory, and a fully operational teaching Hotel with 86 rooms, 3 ballrooms, 7 meeting rooms, and a banqueting hall.

Conrad N. Hilton College

Hotel icon, “Conrad. Hilton” founded Hilton College in 1969. Hilton College, a prominent hospitality school, has received recognition from leading journals. The Hilton University of Houston, one of more than 530 Hilton Hotels worldwide, serves as the primary teaching facility for the College. Built in 1975, the full-service, 86-room hotel with 25,000 square feet of flexible banquet space and a full-service restaurant underwent a $12.5 million renovation in April, 2010.

The college provides the following concentrations: Lodging Management, Restaurant Management, Event Management, Catering Management, Country Club Management, Sales & Marketing Management, Beverage Management, and Spa Management.

The hotel also houses numerous classrooms, three computer labs, a student-run restaurant and coffee shop, a library and hospitality archives, and several food science labs – including a food safety lab and a beverage and product evaluation lab.

Approximately 80 percent of the College’s hotel employees are students. The hotel is consistently ranked in the top five percent of guest satisfaction scores among all Hilton-branded hotels, worldwide.

The University of Houston, located in one of the largest cities in the United States, provides hospitality students a wide variety of internship and job opportunities. The college emphasizes experimental, real-world learning opportunities.


•          The Hilton College Career Fair, held every fall and spring, attracts recruiters from some of the major hospitality companies in the world.

•          The college offers a variety of study-abroad programs; the college has partnerships with universities in France, Peru, Australia, Hong Kong, and Mexico; the sessions range from two weeks to a full semester.

•          The college provides internships in a variety of hospitality sectors in the United States and abroad including international internships at major resorts and hotels in Europe, Africa, Asia and more.

•          Students must complete 600 hours of hospitality-related work experience; although not required, most students also complete at least 600 hours of volunteer work; students gain many of the volunteer hours through student operated events such as the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor, the annual Gourmet Night and the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair.

•          Students can participate in the Semester at Sea program.

•          Students gain experience in hotel operations, guest service and banquet and restaurant service at the on-campus, upscale Hilton University of Houston and at the state-of-the-art wine-tasting lab, Barron’s Restaurant, a student-operated restaurant, and Cougar Grounds, a student-managed coffee shop.

•          Faculty includes internationally recognized researchers.

•          The college has strong ties to industry, housing the headquarters of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Information Center, the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Research Office, and the Wine & Spirits Management Institute.

•          The Massad Family Library Research Center and the adjoining Hospitality Industry Archives, provide the largest repository of the hospitality industry in the world.

•          The college houses the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor, created in 1995, it recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of some of the industry’s most iconic leaders and brands.

The University of Houston is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Gourmet night is the cap stone project for many students in which all aspects of hospitality are put to the test.  Planned over an entire year in all the details from budget to execution, this entirely student run event includes a reception, banquet, entertainment, and silent auction.  Pride is strong and evident in the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor where notable leaders in the field are recognized. 


•          Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Joint MS/MBA, the three-year joint master’s program allows students to earn an MS and a MBA (with UH’s Bauer College of Business) concurrently

•          Dual BS/MS, the 4+1 degree allows students to obtain both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degrees in just five years

•          Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business degree, in partnership with the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

•          Executive Master of Hospitality Management (online)

•          Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration


Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)

For over 75 years Penn State University’s School of Hospitality and Management has been inspiring students to reach their goals within this growing and dynamic field.  Students are required to meet a minimum of 1000 hours of hands on experience along with their academic credits, making Penn State’s program both competitive and sought after by many.

The Laura Cafe, also known as the Living Lab, provides students with the real experience of managing a restaurant.  Knowledge of food preparation, from Bistro style to elegant multi-course dinning, is expected from each student.  Other key aspects of the Cafe include interacting with other student managers and most importantly how to deliver the best customer satisfaction.  It is not surprising that graduates from Penn are looked upon favorably by so many companies.

School of Hospitality Management,

The school is one of the oldest in the United States. Students take business classes at the high quality Penn State Smeal College of Business, an AACSB International accredited business school. Local and national news media reference the School of Hospitality Management faculty and staff members.

The School hosts the Conti Professorship program; Conti Professors are recognized leaders in the hospitality industry who visit the school and interact with faculty members and students and provide guest lectures in hospitality management. The ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports, produce a series of peer-reviewed research reports targeted to industry practitioners and policymakers. The reports translate academic research finding s into practical applications.


•          Every year more than 70 companies visit the School of Hospitality Management.

•          The school provides customized company recruiting visits throughout the fall and spring semesters.

•          The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society helps support student travel throughout the United States to hospitality conferences and events where they network and learn with alumni and industry partners.

•          SHM provides study abroad opportunities such as month-long, semester-long and embedded programs in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, and Australia.

•          Cafe Laura provides students the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the dining experience.

•          The Nittany Lion Inn a Four Diamond hotel and a National Trust Historic Hotels of America, along with the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, and the University’s Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life, serve as teaching settings for students and provide internships, mentoring and employment opportunities.

•          The school provides hospitality management students a wide variety of networking opportunities which may include: NSMH regional and networking conferences, New York Hotel Show, Alumni in the Classroom event, Benefield weekend, National Restaurant Association Show, PSHRS Board meetings, Company Information Sessions, Conti professorships, and the Technology Advisory Board.

•          The valuable Alumni Mentor Program matches alumni mentors with students.

Students must complete 1,000 hours of professional hospitality work experience (inclusive of internships and employment) in several aspects of the field including accounting and finance, revenue management and data analytics, real estate and asset management, casino management, sales, marketing and social media, human resources, meeting and event management, hospitality in senior living, country club management, onsite foodservice, hotel operations and restaurant operations.


•          Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree (mainly designed for students for beginning academic positions at universities or for a career in industry research)

•          Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Management

The School of Hospitality Management’s hospitality centers perform research and provide training programs including the Food Decisions Research Laboratory, Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy, Hospitality Leadership Institute, Center for Food Innovation, and the Gaming Teaching and Research Lab under construction. The School of Hospitality Management faculty includes notable researchers.

Pennsylvania State University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan. Recognized as one of the U.S top public schools, the university was established in 1855. The institution offers admissions on a rolling basis and was known for being the first land-grant institution. The school motto is “Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives.”

The School of Hospitality Business

Founded in 1927, Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality and Business has grown into an innovative and progressive leader in its field.  The school proudly hosts the Kellogg Center for Continuing Education, founded 20 years after the initial opening of the school, which provides necessary training experience for the students.  With a smaller class size of approximately 800 students, individual attention and personalized career opportunities are possible.

The school is a recognized authority in hospitality business education and research. The school has launched the careers of thousands of leaders in the hospitality and service professions. The notable Eli Broad College of Business received accreditation from AACSB International.


•          The Career Expo, dedicated to students interested in the hospitality industry, attracts about 80 of the country’s hospitality companies.

•          Students have access to study abroad opportunities in schools providing hospitality business courses in countries such as Australia, China, Ecuador, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, and more.

•          Students can participate in any study abroad opportunity which meets their interests or needs, from a few weeks to a complete academic year.

•          Students have internship opportunities throughout the world.

•          Students gain experience participating in Les Gourmets, held every spring; students take care of management, sales, marketing, finance, culinary business, purchasing, and beverage management, they also gain experience participating in Vegas Night; they organize, staff and manage the public event with support from gaming industry partners.

•          The school and faculty members provide executive development programs every year via the Henry Executive Development Center.

•          The School hosts the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

•          The Spartan Sponsors Mentor Programs, due to its large alumni base, can connect students with industry leaders.

•          Notable faculty members authored industry textbooks, research and resource materials.

Michigan State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


•          Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business degree

•          The Master of Science in Hospitality Business Management degree

•          The Michael L. Minor Master of Science in Foodservice Business Management degree

•          The Graduate Specialization in Hospitality Business

All these programs are a part of the Eli Broad College of Business and require internships to complete the programs. The degrees prepare students to enter into positions such as casino manager, corporate staff positions, consulting and more. 

For the more adventurous student, a study abroad program offers the chance to see the organization and management of Hospitality in other countries.  Recruiting services for career opportunities are available through the Student and Industry Resource Center.


University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, Massachusetts)

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Isenberg School of Management

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, established in 1938, is the oldest program in New England. The notable Isenberg School of Management, an AACSB International accredited business school, houses the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The school helps support the department’s solid business foundation. University of Massachusetts at Amherst has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

One mark of a great school and successful program is the pride of the alumni and their return to the school to share their experiences, both good and bad.  Such can be found within the Isenberg School of Management’s Department of Hospitality.  This cutting edge program offers students hands on experience through core curriculum requirements such as the Marriott Meal.

Students are taught to organize and manage a five star dining experience by other students inspiring confidence and ensuring competence in the field.


•          The HTM Career Day typically has about 80 companies.

•          The HTM Career Day and the Chase Career Center provide students with internship opportunities.

•          Students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of work experience in the field.

•          Students can participate in an exchange program with Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia.

•          Students have the opportunity to study at the Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland, with an option of having a position in the lodging or foodservice industry in Switzerland or another European country.

•          Marriott Meals core course provides students the opportunity to manage with a team of student employees at the Marriot dining facility, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott.

•          Students have online mentoring opportunities with alums.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is regionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


•          On-Campus Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management degree

•          Online Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management degree

•          Ph.D. in Hotel and Tourism Management degree



Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck NJ)

Hospitality studies are, all things considered, a relatively new academic field.  Many of the schools on this list have only existed for two or three decades, and some have been around for far less. This makes Fairleigh Dickinson long years of experience all the more impressive.

International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Established in 1942, is the oldest hospitality program in the New York metropolitan area and one of the oldest hospitality programs in the United States. The School has attracted students from more than 30 countries. Its alumni hold many notable domestic and international management positions in the hospitality industry in the United States and throughout the world.

But despite its ample time to grow, Fairleigh Dickinson’s International School of Hospitality has found that keeping small class sizes averaging about 16 people helps build a sense of community and fosters personal growth within the students.

The school has developed a large social network and multiple campus locations in the metropolitan area in order to offer its students as many opportunities as possible.  Two such examples that provide students with hands-on training include the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center and the Park Avenue Club.  Exciting international studies in Switzerland or Italy are also available to the senior class.  With internships and career positions combined, the school can offer over 2,000 opportunities to its students each year.


•          The university and the hospitality department schedule and participate in numerous career fairs held on-campus and off-site in the NYC Metro area, New Jersey and the Vancouver Campus.

•          More than 700 internship opportunities and career track positions available annually; students intern at international locations including Europe and Asia.

•          Students gain 1200 hours of internship time over three summers with hotel, event management, non-profits, tour & travel, casino, and restaurant companies.

•          Students have opportunities for hands-on training at affiliated hotel/restaurant/conference center properties such as Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center (a partner of the school, located adjacent to the Florham campus), the prestigious Park Avenue Club and at many clubs, restaurants and hotels situated in the New York City and Atlantic City areas.

•          Students have access to overseas study opportunities in specific educational programs in the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia.

•          Students can study the international hospitality industry via a senior-year seminar in Switzerland or Italy.

•          The school provides multiple monthly guest speakers including hospitality professionals and leaders in the industry.

•          Students receive mentoring from department advisors and the university career services offices.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education .

Hospitality students have opportunities to gain valuable work experience in New York City and Atlantic City, one of the world’s largest hospitality markets. The Florham Campus houses the national headquarters of the world’s oldest and most prestigious culinary society, the Chaine des Rotisseurs.


•          Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management degree

•          Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management/Master of Science in Hospitality Management program

•          Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies with a specialization in Hospitality Management degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality Management Studies degree

•          Master of Science in Service Innovation and Leadership degree


Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia)

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pamplin College of Business

Keeping faith with their appropriate and rather fitting school motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the Hospitality and Tourism degree is integrally connected with the larger College of Business department at Pamplin College Virginia Tech. The many internationally recognized faculty members within the Hospitality program engage students through all modes of learning from lecture to multimedia and direct application.

Students are taught the strategies and tool sets required for thriving careers by professors who are often active within the field themselves. As a popular recruiting school for businesses such as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt Hotels it is common for over 70 percent of students to have careers available upon graduation.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management is a tier-one recruiting school for many major hospitality corporations in the United States including Hilton, Marriott, Darden, Sodexo, Hyatt and many others. The hospitality program emphasizes the business aspects of hospitality and tourism. The Pamplin College of Business, an AACSB International accredited business school, houses the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The school provides an internationally recognized Ph.D program.


•          The Destinations HTM Career Event provides opportunities for students to talk with recruiters from the hospitality industry.

•          Hospitality industry representatives interview students for permanent placement and internships during the fall and spring semesters.

•          Major recruiters include Marriott, Wald Disney World, Aramark, Club Corporation of America, Choice Hotels, Hyatt, Hilton, B.F. Saul Hotel Division, Crestline Hotels and Resorts, Panera Bread Company, and Great American Restaurants.

•          Hospitality course requires 400 hours of supervised industry experience and management training and 300 hours of verified hospitality and tourism management professional experience, post high school.

•          Students gain valuable experience working at the Inn at Virginia Tech and the Hotel Roanoke.

•          Students have study abroad opportunities such as Winter Session in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and a summer experience in Europe.

•          Students have opportunities to interact and create mentorships with members of the advisory board which includes industry executives from throughout the world.

•          Students can take a double major with other Pamplin College of Business degrees and a double major with real estate.

•          The faculty has received numerous research awards and have received recognition as global leaders in the publication of refereed research. Faculty members have served on the board of directors of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education and the Meeting Planners International Travel and Tourism Research Association.


•          Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a concentration in Hospitality Management

•          Master of Science in Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree

•          MBA with a focus in Hospitality and Tourism Management

•          HTM Business Analytics and Revenue Management graduate certificate

•          International Hospitality and Tourism Strategy graduate certificate

•          Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism Management graduate certificate

•          Ph.D. in Business with a Hospitality and Tourism Management concentration

Virginia Tech is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)

College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

The school has received recognition for its undergraduate program and as a leading graduate education and research program in the United States. The School of Hospitality & Tourism Management provides skills for corporate management careers. Purdue University, West Lafayette has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management (ACPHA).

The Hospitality and Tourism management program at Purdue allows students to apply analytical and quantitative skills by analyzing and formulating business decisions. The School is housed under the College of Health and Human Sciences. Student services are also free of charge to all incoming students and alumni in effort to help secure employment upon completion of degree. 


•          The HTM Career Day held each fall typically has 50 to 60 companies participating in activities.

•          All undergraduate students must complete two paid internships.

•          The school provides internship abroad programs.

•          Students have the opportunity to complete a six month internship at a Shangri-La Hotel in China.

•          Students receive training in the school’s two restaurants.

•          HTM provides exchange programs with universities in numerous countries such as France, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Macao, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and Sweden.

•          Study abroad programs, designed differently from exchange programs, have HTM faculty members teaching the programs.

•          A leading provider of hospitality and tourism research to communities, corporations and organizations worldwide with research performed at the Avery Foodservice Research Laboratory, Center for the Study of Lodging Operations, and the Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center.

Purdue University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).


•          Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree

•          Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management


Florida International University (North Miami, FL)

Miami, Florida is arguably the ideal vacation spot in the U.S.  It has an ideal climate for three months out of the year and enough air conditioning to still love the fourth month.  Oh, and lets not forget about entertainment galore. Given these ideal tourists attractions it is not surprising that such a highly respected hospitality program has developed here.

Florida International University students can choose from studying at the bachelor’s or master’s levels, (or even pursue a doctorate in the sister business administration program).  They also have the choice between fully online or residence-based programs, or hybrid programs for certain hospitality programs. Also, unlike many similar programs, students at Florida can do original research via a thesis option, or instead focus on additional coursework.  And for the budding venture capitalist with a taste for exploration, the school has also developed a unique hospitality real estate development degree that teaches students not just how to run preexisting resorts, but how to create entirely new ones.

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

The School attracts students from throughout the world. The school operates a dual degree program in conjunction with Tianjin University of Commerce in Tianjin, China. Students can gain international experience in China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program was established in 2004, and is Florida International University’s largest program abroad.

Hospitality student have opportunities to gain work experience in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, two major tourist destinations. Florida International University has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Professionals across the hospitality industry give guidance and instruction at the many workshops held on campus, such as the Resume Workshop, Mock Interview Series, Networking Skills, LinkedIn and Dress for Success.


•          Hospitality Career Week provides activities, events and networking opportunities for hospitality students.

•          Undergraduate hospitality students must complete 1,000 hours of industry related work and an additional 300 hours and 10 weeks minimum to fulfill the Advanced Internship course; students can apply a maximum of 500 hours of prior work experience to meet the requirement.

•          The internship program utilizes hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants, cruise lines, convention bureaus, and travel companies as practice labs for hospitality students.

•          Students can study abroad in practically any of the growing and major markets throughout the world.

•          The BDIA Spices Food Production Laboratory, an advanced prep facility, provides students hands-on management experiences at dining events the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management hosts; students learn about culinary management techniques at the Culinary Demonstration Laboratory. Students gain experience at operating a restaurant at the Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory, a fully-operational restaurant.

•          The Professional Development & Workshops, provided every semester, include representatives from organizations in the hospitality industry who share knowledge and experience and provide advice at the school; organizations attending the events include Holiday Inn Express, Sheraton Miami Airport, SLS South Beach, Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Breakers, Hilton Fort Lauderdale, and Marriott International.

•          The Hospitality Career Leadership Series provides senior-level industry leaders who discuss important subjects in the field of hospitality and tourism management.

•          The Behind the Scene Tours provide students access to some of Miami’s leading hospitality venues; student meet with management executives and human resource directors.

•          The Executive in Hospitality Mentoring Program connects students with leading executives for one-on-one mentoring.


•          Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Combined B.S. & M.S. (4+1) program, a combined Master of Science in Hospitality degree and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Joint Master of Science: International Real Estate and Hospitality Management

•          Executive Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Ph.D. in Business Administration: Specialization in Hospitality Management

Florida International University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

In the current job market a solid candidate for any position will already have experience relevant to the position.  Washington State University’s School of Hospitality can guarantee its students will have such experience through their necessary internships.  Those majoring in Hospitality must complete 1,000 work hours within the field, while minors need 400 hours.

The Marriott Foundation Hospitality Teaching Center helps make these requirement hours possible.  Unique to the school is the new wine business management degree as well as the consideration of cultural differences in Hospitality.  These differences can be experienced firsthand through study abroad programs in Switzerland, Italy, South Korea, and Thailand.  Students will have the opportunity to network at 2 career fairs held each year, the Burtenshaw Hospitality Career Night and the Hospitality Career.

School of Hospitality Business Management

The School is one of the oldest programs in the United States, is an operationally focused hospitality program with elective offerings in tourism and culinary and in other areas. The multi-campus WSU system delivers the hospitality program, including Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Global Campus (online), North Puget Sound, Everett, and Cesar Ritz Colleges, Switzerland. The Carson College of Business, an AACSB International accredited business school, houses the School of Hospitality Management.


•          Companies recruit during the online hospitality career fair in the fall and during the on-campus hospitality career fair in the spring which typically attracts 40 to 50 hospitality companies.

•          Companies individually visit the campus each semester to host a Career Preview.

•          Students gain experience at the two student-operated businesses, the Atrium Café and a banquets/catering operation.

•          Students obtain experience in the Marriott Foundation Hospitality Teaching Center.

•          Graduation requirements include 1,000 hours of paid industry experience.

•          Many WSU students have studied or obtained their WSU degree through Cesar Ritz Colleges in Switzerland. The Brig campus of Cesar Ritz Colleges hosts the Carson College Switzerland International Center.

•          The faculty-led study abroad programs go to South Korea, Italy, Thailand and other parts of the world.

•          The School of Hospitality Business Management has world-class researchers.


•          Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management degree

•          Wine Business Management major

•          Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism


Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)

As one of the few private, non-profit institutions, Johnson & Wales University is the place for a unique education experience tailored to the students’ strengths and interests, especially when it comes to their thriving Hospitality program. The small class sizes allow students easy access to world leading professors within the field and the personal attention that results in strong, well rounded skill sets. The core curriculum has a main focus on business and leadership allowing students to easily transfer credit hours to different majors if desired.

Hospitality College

As in any world-class Hospitality program, real world experience is the key to success. Internships are a must at Johnson and Wales University’s Hospitality Program and are offered at local, national, and international areas, including Asia, Australia, and Europe.


Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management offers a multitude of truly unique opportunities, not the least of which is the program’s one-of-a-kind focus on Sport Management.  As one of the top entertainment industries, Sport Management is rife with opportunities that students can access through the school’s connections to the majority of sport teams in the city as well as the Sports Leadership Academy.

The Beverage Studies Initiative and Drexel Food Lab provides students the knowledge of recipe development, production, sustainability, marketing, and more.  The Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab focuses on the management and operations of a casino.  The founder, Dennis Gomes, was well known in Las Vegas and Atlantic City for holding top executive positions.  The Philly Chef Conference allows networking opportunities for Chefs already in the field to collaborate and share experiences, as well as new products.

Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

Located in Philadelphia, the school has direct access to prominent sports teams and organizations, restaurants, hotels, casinos as well as food companies. Every hospitality students receive a business minor from the LeBow College of Business in one of these subjects: Business administration, marketing or Entrepreneurship. Lebow College of Business has received accreditation from AACSB International.


•          The five year Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree includes 18 months of co-op opportunities which student can complete locally, nationally or internationally.

•          All Drexel University students have opportunities to study abroad in countries throughout the world; hospitality management students also have an opportunity to take major-specific courses in Rome, Italy.

•          Some of the employers offering co-op positions include Aramark Corporation, Hilton Hotels, Four Seasons Hotel, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Walt Disney World, Garces Restaurant Group, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Sofitel Hotel.

•          Faculty members help students network and navigate potential career paths and obtain co-op placement which help meet their career goals.

•          Every year the Drexel University Center for Hospitality and Sport Management hosts the Philly Chef Conference, which attracts a large number of notable chefs, restauranteurs, hospitality professionals, beverage experts and others; students have free access to event planning opportunities associated with the event.

•          Students gain experience working at the Academic Bistro.

•          Students interested in casino operations and management learn at the Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab.

•          The school hosts the Center for the Study of Wine and Food.

Drexel University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


•          Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Online Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree

The BS/MBA accelerated degree program includes an option of a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts & Science and an option for a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree provides specializations in Food and Beverage Management, Gaming and Resort Management, Travel and Tourism, Meeting and Event Planning, and Hotel Administration.


California State Polytechnic (Pomona, CA)

Collins College of Hospitality Management

With humble beginnings in 1973, the Collins College of Hospitality Management in Pomona, California can now boast of its success in becoming one of the first and largest 4 year degree programs in Hospitality Management.  From 30 students and 2 faculty to now over 1,000 students and 30 faculty, this program has made tremendous strides and currently offers a wide array of courses, internships, and networking opportunities to all of its most diligent students.

One of the more prominent opportunities for students is the chance to work at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. This mainly student-operated Restaurant offers guests idyllic scenery and a romantic atmosphere and allows students the experience of running all levels of a high-end facility.  This includes the Restaurant’s one acre, award winning fruit, vegetable, and herb garden.


•          The annual Hospitality Career Expo has more than 80 hospitality firms recruiting students.

•          Students attend the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence in the early summer.

•          Students can participate in the summer-fall cohort of the Disney College Program, which includes a fall course which allows students to obtain credit as a full-time student while earning a paycheck through working in front-line positions at a Disneyland Resort.

•          The college provides summer study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica.

•          The college requires students complete 800 hours of work experience in hospitality-related employment.

•          Students gain experience working at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch at Cal Poly Pomona.

•          The mentor program connects students with industry executives.

•          Students in the Collins Ambassador Program are involved in recruitment, outreach, and public relations activities for the college.

•          The Richard Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series features industry professionals who spend a few days teaching, lecturing and interacting with students and faculty members.

California State Polytechnic University at Pomona is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


•          Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          MBA with a Hospitality Management emphasis

BS in Hospitality Management students choose an emphasis in Restaurant Management, Hotel/Resort Management, and/or Club Management.


University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management, located in Orlando, Florida, one of the world’s major tourist destinations, provides students with a variety of opportunities to learn and work in a major market. The Rosen College of Hospitality Management attracts students from all over the world. The Mediterranean resort-style campus is one of the largest facilities constructed for hospitality management education.

If experience is the best teacher, then the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality is the place to go. Students will gain the knowledge and skill sets needed for Hospitality within a state-of-the-art, 159,000-square-foot, Mediterranean resort-style campus in the center of Orlando, Florida one of the most visited places in the United States.

In addition to the connections with Walt Disney World, the school also offers two teaching kitchens, a wine and beer laboratory, and a 200-seat dining room and bar. Though it was recently established in 2004, this up-and-coming program has made tremendous strides and is looking forward to a bright and successful future for its program and its students.


•          Students work in more than 800 companies in domestic and international internship opportunities.

•          Students take an internship for three semesters, with a minimum of 750 hours.

•          The college hosts two hospitality specific career fairs every year.

•          Industry partnerships provide internships, memberships, guest speakers and networking opportunities.

•          The college provides students the opportunity to study overseas during the spring semester through hospitality exchange programs with partner institutions including Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Innsbruck, Austria, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., Guildford, U.K., MODUL University Vienna, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, U.K., and Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands.

•          Some courses feature a classroom component along with travel to Europe during the summer semester.

•          Some of the industry’s highly ranked seminars, tradeshows and conventions are held within walking distance of the campus.

•          The hospitality program features a training dining room and bar, a beer and wine laboratory, and two test kitchens.

•          The college provides various professional development programs for industry executives and managers.

•          The faculty includes internationally recognized experts. The Rosen College of Hospitality Management has a prominent research program.


•          Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree

•          Bachelor of Science in Event Management degree

•          Bachelor of Science in Restaurant & Foodservice Management degree

•          Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management degree

•          Ph.D in Hospitality Management

Students majoring in hospitality management can select one of these tracks: Golf& Club Management, Lodging Management, Theme Park & Attraction Management or Professional Tennis Management.

The University of Central Florida is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


University of Wisconsin (Menomonie, Wisconsin)

Stout School of Hospitality Leadership

The school is within the larger Wisconsin Polytechnic University and its beautiful 124 acre campus. Here attributes such as leadership, service, and professionalism are key. With a focus on Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism management two unique locations are available for hands on experience in the Corner III-Cedar Cafe and the Rendezvous Restaurant.

Students in the Food Production program prepare the daily menu for the Cafe, while the Rendezvous Restaurant is a full food service laboratory, which works in conjunction with the Restaurant Operations Management classes.  The school at large reports an impressive 90% employment rate for its graduates.


University of Denver (Denver, CO)

Located in picturesque Denver, Colorado, Knoebel’s facilities are first rate. Students get hands-on instruction at their state-of-the-art laboratory, which includes a 2,800 square-foot kitchen, a beverage management center which is modeled after a Tuscan wine cellar, a front-desk operations center, and a 170-person dining hall.


The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Daniels College of Business

The School prepares students for senior levels of employment in the hospitality industry. Knoebel reports 100% career placement for its students who are diligently seeking employment. This is accomplished through the school’s career development activities and networking opportunities with industry professionals.

Since the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management is under the Daniels College of Business, the hospitality education is centered within their top-notch business education, which has an accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Given this, at Knoebel, a hospitality degree comes with a solid business understanding and emphasis, to an extent that other hospitality programs cannot offer.

The Bachelor in Business Administration in Hospitality Management offers the following concentrations: Hospitality Sales & Marketing, Lodging Resort Operations, and Restaurant/Food & Beverage Management. Students must complete 1000 hours of work experience in order to graduate. This can be done working at the student-run coffee shop Beans Cafe, or coordinating events for the Event Center at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management.


Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)

Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Obviously, the hospitality industry is inherently social. Ivory tower bookworms do well in the library and the lab, but here people need to apply their wits in a corporate setting.  That is why Georgia connects its students via fruitful relationships with experienced professionals.  It is also why so many industry leaders work alongside the Georgia State program.  The school also makes full use of its location in Atlanta.  This puts it within driving distance of one of the largest airports in the country, major government hub caps like the Center for Disease control, numerous corporate headquarters, and arguably the leading metropolis in the south.


Kendall College School of Hospitality Management (Chicago, IL)

National boundaries mean less as information, goods, and people freely move from one place to another.  The Kendall College School of Hospitality Management has made a concerted effort to tap into these evolving opportunities in as least two ways.

Kendall’s first strategy is to build a world class, international hospitality program.  Kendall is part of the Laureate International Universities. It consequently has student exchange programs with Australia, Glion, China, Switzerland, and Spain. The school also offers an Advanced Certificate in International Hospitality Management.  This deeply respected qualification originated in Switzerland, and speaks volumes of one’s international job prospects.

The second way Kendall distinguishes itself from the competition is through its wide variety of concentrations.  These specialties cover a wide range of topics, including beverage management, how to run large scale conventions, effective business meeting, asset management, and numerous others.  The final result is a program with broad international reach and targeted skill development.


Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

Dedman School of Hospitality

While located in a bustling metropolis in sunny Florida, the Dedman School of Hospitality thinks globally, and offers a top-notch education that prepares students for careers in hospitality fields all over the world, working as industry managers across many cultures. As such, Dedman offers students many internship and recruitment opportunities around the world through its vast network and affiliations with the world’s leading hotels, restaurants, country clubs, theme parks, resorts, etc. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management or Global Club Management.

The Dedman School of Hospitality operates under the Florida State University College of Business, and is located in a state-of-the-art facility where students receive hands-on instruction in the school’s teaching kitchens, technology center, food and beverage lab, publication resource center, four multi-media classrooms, an 8,000 square foot ballroom, placement center, and a 35,000 square-foot, professionally managed city club that provides students with food and beverage experience in an elegant setting.


University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)

The University of North Texas was the first program of its kind to be recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.  Not surprisingly, this experienced program is now the sixth largest in America.   But despite its significant size the program still dedicates ample attention to its students.  North Texas runs several student-based development initiatives, such as its Career Center which helps students plan their future, its Learning Center which assists students in their studies, and a host of advisers with substantial book learning and practical experience.

College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism

The College requires students to complete 300 hours of work experience in merchandising, and 300 hours in hospitality-related positions, and complete on-campus and online classes. The College also requires students to complete an internship in their field of study in order to graduate. Through the supervised internships, students gain industry experience and career awareness, and apply their education to the hospitality business directly. The annual Career Expos attract companies to campus, who recruit students for internships and career opportunities.


Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

It is hard to argue with numbers, and Temple University boasts some of the best in the business.  100% of its bachelor students are given experience building internships before graduating.  Even more important is the 90% of students who receive employment within three months of graduating.  These two statistics by themselves are enough to warrant giving Temple a second look.

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, located in Philadelphia, one of the largest cities in the United States, has excellent industry connections. The school has an affiliation with the Fox School of Business, an AACSB International accredited school.

The school offers students looking to expand their training beyond the bachelor’s level three different graduate degrees.  Temple also has three different areas of specialization.  Those looking for the excitement associated with planning unique events can focus one event leadership.  Those interested in running a tight ship with respect to day to day activities can study hospitality operations.  And finally, those looking to focus on combining the perfect place with the perfect experience can study destination management.


•          The school hosts corporate recruiting every semester; major hospitality related companies visit the campus to recruit students for internships and management training programs.

•          Companies often recruiting students include Aramark, Wyndham Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Madison Square Garden, and Marriott International.

•          Every fall the school hosts the STHM Career Fair which attracts up to 100 employers.

•          Every spring the school invites about 50 organizations to the STHM Networking Seminar which includes short meetings between employers and students.

•          Undergraduate students must complete 1000 hours of learning experience via two internships (750 hours combined) and 250 hours of volunteer work.

•          Undergraduate students have internships with major hotels and resorts, restaurant groups, casinos, destination marketing organizations, event planning organizations and tourism attractions throughout the world.

•          Graduate students must complete a 180 hour internship.

•          The school offers students exchanges programs with universities such as University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, University of Applied Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South, Korea, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong PRC, Leed’s Beckett University, Leeds, UK, Modul University, Vienna, Austria, and Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University, Shenzhen, PRC.

•          The STHM Executive-in-Residence program invites up to four executives to campus for a day; they meet with small groups of students and make a presentation.

•          Faculty recognized for research contributions.


•          Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management degree

•          Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree

•          Executive Master of Business Administration in Hospitality Asset Management degree

•          Ph.D in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport

The Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management degree includes these concentrations: Hospitality Operations, Destination Management Concentration, and Event Leadership Concentration.

Temple University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)

Once variety was the spice of life, but now it is the norm. From business to entertainment people want things their way.  And why should a school educating individuals be any different?  Luckily, the University of Alaska’s Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Division grants students the specialized programs that suit their respective needs and culminates in a B.A. in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. It is the only program in the state of Alaska to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality. As such, graduates are prepared to enter directly into management positions in Alaska’s growing hospitality environment.

Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Division

Students can choose whether to complete substantial portions of their degree online or in person on campus.  They also have the option to take focused coursework in nutrition studies.  Alaska students also have a wide plethora of local hotels and other resorts to choose from when deciding where to spend their 600 hour, paid internship. Students get hands-on training at the Lucy Cuddy Dining facility, which is a bakery, restaurant, and dining room. The school puts a large emphasis on the culinary arts, and offers Culinary Arts, Dietetics and Nutrition programs–the only such programs in the state.


Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)

W. A. Franke College of Business School of Hotel & Restaurant Management

Every dry and dusty desert needs an oasis.  Luckily, the dynamic, lively, and fresh program at the College of Business School of Hotel and Restaurant Management in Northern Arizona provides just that for anyone looking to learn this trade.  Confident leadership and business management strategies are emphasized throughout the 1200 hours of course work that students are required to complete within their chosen field of study. 

Many engaging seminars, also known as SHRM Pathways, are available.  Through these programs and the rest of the curriculum students develop personal and professional skills within a positive and supporting environment.  With on-campus recruitment, over 70% of students will graduate with at least an entry level position in Management.


Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)

Oklahoma has many attractions, one of which is the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at OSU in Stillwater. The school operates two teaching restaurants in which students are expected to put in a minimum of 800 hours of hands on experience.  Four events are hosted throughout the year featuring globally renowned chefs who work directly with the students for three days passing on tricks of the trade and invaluable wisdom. The different classes offered, from management and financial analysis to operations and production, can be used towards a dual undergraduate degree for the industrious student.  This includes a program that provides a hospitality learning experience at Oklahoma State University’s European partner in Switzerland.

School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration

Students also get real-life, hands-on class instruction in the fully functioning historical Atherton Hotel on the campus of OSU. This stately hotel recently underwent a $6 million dollar renovation.  Graduates from this program have gone on to manage country clubs, plan corporate meetings, and run successful restaurants and hotels.


University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

The University of Alabama’s College of Human Environmental Sciences has been able to nicely blend both a liberal arts degree with a professional application through all of their departments, from undergraduate to graduate. Encouraging intellectual grown and curiosity, professionalism, and the foundation for successful futures, the College offers baccalaureate, Master’s, and even doctoral level studies.

College of Human Environmental Sciences

In addition to this wide diverse spread of degrees, students also have access to distance learning options.  This is especially useful for the student with a schedule already made busy by work in the industry.  Within the Hospitality Management degree there is a strong focus on food and nutrition in the effort of improving the restaurant experience.  Students can expect hands-on learning from experienced professors in the field, great networking opportunities, and the chance for a successful career.