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Kavitha Vijeyavelan
12 Apr 2017 4K 3 mins Share

Top Schools in the USA to Study Hospitality Management

The hospitality industry in the USA is huge at present. Let’s have a look at the top hospitality schools in the United States

12 Apr 2017 4K 3 mins Share
The Hospitality Industry in the USA is huge at present and the right course in Hotel Management could land you in amazing management positions in resorts, clubs, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines, and hotels. There is also a chance for you to get into professional athletics with a degree in hospitality management.
If you have leadership skills and are full of energy, a degree in Hospitality Management could be the best fit for you. Let’s have a look at the top hospitality schools in the United States:

1. Cornell University

Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration has been ranked no.1 the globe-over by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. It offers a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration that takes students through the whole of hospitality management and all its aspects.
At Cornell, students have the chance to work 800 hours in a related area and internships are also available. Students can even enhance their study experience with a study abroad program while at the School. 
Some major highlights of the School of Hotel Administration:
1. The School of Hotel Administration is accredited by AACSB International.
2. It offers thorough practical learning, enabling students study in over 140 countries and choose over 150 programmes globally. 
3. The school is well-known and well-supported by 200 organisations and companies. 

2. Michigan State University

Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business has been ranked no.3 globally by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. It is one of the oldest hospitality business schools in the USA and provides the best hospitality programs in the nation. The School requires every student to complete 400 hours in each Level I and II internship. Employers from all over the USA frequent the school every year to recruit students.
Areas to study include bachelors in Hospitality Business, masters in Hospitality Business Management and specialisation course in Hospitality Business. 

3. University of Houston

University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is at par when it comes to teaching Hotel Management. It comprises a wine laboratory, a teaching hotel with 86 rooms and 3 ballroom and a 25,000 sqft. banquet hall. Here students learn from scratch and mostly from hands-on experiences. The mega event 'Gourmet night' is an outstanding event bringing the students together and sharing a wealth of ideas. Surprising fact is almost 80% of its hotel employees comprises its students. 

Popular programs on offer include bachelors in Hotel & Restaurant Management, masters in Hospitality Management, joint MS/MBA and dual BS/MS, Executive Master in Hospitality Management (online program) and PhD in Hospitality Administration. 

4. University of Nevada

University of Nevada’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is strategically located at Las Vegas. Las Vegas is undoubtedly the largest hospitality and tourism spots in the world. The School offers students valuable mentors and internships.   
The School has been ranked fourth best hospitality school in the world by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. The School’s bachelor’s degree in hospitality management provides students the right approach to landing a job in the industry. Students can choose from these concentrations: restaurant management; professional golf management; meetings and conventions; gaming management. 

5. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers one of the USA’s oldest hospitality programs and is home to students from over 30 countries. The Princeton Review‘s “Gourman Report “rated this program as one among the top 15 four-year hospitality management programs of over 200 in the USA.
The School is strategically located next to the world’s biggest hospitality markets, being located near New York and Atlantic City. Its BA in Individualised Studies gives students the option of specializing in hospitality management wherein they have the basic hospitality curriculum.
Students are required to complete 1,200 hours of work experience. Annually, the School offers students more that 2,000 career-track and internship positions. Its alumni of over 3,000 students span leadership positions the globe-over in the hospitality and tourism industry.

6. Virginia Tech University

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business is constantly rated to be among the top ten global hospitality management schools and has many tourism management programs on offer.
Students here are required to take core business courses and each program is inclusive of 400 hours of professional and internship experience. Its staff members are former vice-presidents and presidents of popular resort and hospitality corporations. Many top hospitality institutions in the USA consider the Department to be tier one.
Popular programmes offered here are bachelors in Business with a concentration in Hospitality Management, MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, 
This is just a glance at the numerous opportunities that await you in some of the USA’s top hospitality schools. Research and explore your options well and choose wisely for a rewarding career path in this industry. Now, more than ever, is the right time for you to take a leap into the hospitality industry!
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