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Hospitality Management and Tourism is the study of the hospitality industry. A degree in the subject may be awarded either by a university college dedicated to the studies of hospitality management or a business school with a relevant department.[1] Degrees in hospitality management may also be referred to as hotel management, hotel and tourism management, or hotel administration. Degrees conferred in this academic field include BA, Bachelor of Business Administration, BS, BASc, B.Voc, MS, MBA, Bachelor of Hospitality Management[citation needed]> Master of Management, PhD and short term course. Hospitality management covers hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing organizations, convention centers, country clubs and many more.


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

Rankings of degree-granting programs

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

Rankings of hospitality schools by subject

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. These results are reviewed and evaluated every year by academics and industry professionals to ensure consistent quality over time. In 2023, the results were as follows:[3]

  1. École hôtelière de Lausanne, - Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Las Vegas, United States
  3. Swiss Hotel Management School - Montreux, Switzerland
  4. Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Switzerland
  5. Glion Institute of Higher Education - Glion, Switzerland
  6. Cesar Ritz Colleges - Le Bouveret, Switzerland
  7. Hotel Institute Montreux - Montreux, Switzerland
  8. Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland - Le Bouveret, Switzerland
  9. Hotelschool The Hague - The Hague, Netherlands
  10. Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) - Macao, Macau SAR

Publication surveys in hospitality-related academia

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research completed an analysis of the top ten hospitality and tourism programs in the world. The results appeared as follows:[4]

  1. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
  2. Cornell University, United States
  3. Michigan State University, United States
  4. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
  5. Pennsylvania State University, United States
  6. University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  7. Virginia Tech, United States
  8. Purdue University, United States
  9. Oklahoma State University System, United States
  10. University of Central Florida, United States
  11. Washington State University, United States
  12. Texas A&M University, United States
  13. Griffith University, Australia
  14. Kansas State University, United States
  15. Iowa State University, United States

See also


  1. ^ "What is Hospitality management?". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2014-08-05. ((cite journal)): External link in |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Vegetarian Cooking Courses to be Introduced in Hotel Management Institutes | City of Jaipur". Archived from the original on 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Hospitality & Leisure Management". January 2023. Archived from the original on 2023-01-22. Retrieved 2023-01-26.
  4. ^ "A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs". 2009-10-12. Archived from the original on 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2014-08-25.