Hospitality Administration/Management Studies is a program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities.
Hospitality Administration/Management Studies majors and degree programs likely include instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Hospitality Administration/Management (use the College Search feature and enter " hospitality " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Hospitality Administration/Management Studies?
With a major/degree in Hospitality Administration/Management, you’ll likely be able to embark on a career in the role of administrator or manager in the sectors of lodging, general management, revenue, front office, or meetings/conferences across the hospitality (casino, tourism, etc) sector.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Hospitality Administration/Management Studies:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- The Hospitality Professionals Association
- American Hotel and Lodging Association
- Hospitality Industry Network
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