Hospitality Management Degree http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com Just another WordPress site Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:38:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 Top 10 Hospitality Management Schools and Courses http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/schools/ http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/schools/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:38:27 +0000 http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/?p=19 The required courses for hospitality management depend on the school attended and the kind of program chosen. Some programs offered may tend to force more on management techniques while others may opt to concentrate more on management techniques. However, there are those courses that are generally taken in common by all students in the hospitality […]

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The required courses for hospitality management depend on the school attended and the kind of program chosen. Some programs offered may tend to force more on management techniques while others may opt to concentrate more on management techniques. However, there are those courses that are generally taken in common by all students in the hospitality department regardless of their specialization.

  1. Introduction to hospitality

These courses are supposed to provide an overview of different aspects of the hospitality industry. This is the basic course often taught during the first semester. It may provide the student with an overview of the career opportunities offered by the hospitality industry. It may include an introduction to the basics including food service, lodging and tourism.

  1. Travel tourism

This is an important course, as many managers need to know great destinations and advice for travelers. Even lodgings managers who are not so much in the field as tourism managers still need to know.

  1. Financial accounting

This course helps students calculate important accounting figures such as payables and receiverable. It also allows students to learn how to draft and analyze important financial statements and terms like income statements and balance sheets.

  1. Hotel management

The student learns the responsibilities that come with being a hotel manager including staffing, managing the staff, providing guests with a positive experience and overseeing front office operations.

  1. Food and beverage management

Allow students to explore many aspecs of a career in managing restaurants and food service establishments., here a student learns operations, customer service and purchasing.

General education

These are course that are not directly relate to hospitality management but that will be useful to the student in their management career in the hospitality industry.

  1. Public speaking

Strong public speaking skills are an asset to a hospitality manager because they spend most of their time speaking  to guest, client and staff. Students learn effective techniques when speaking, preparation of speeches and delivery of speeches.

  1. Business communication

Here students learn to develop and improve their oral communication skills through presentation and their written communication skills through draft of business documents like cover letters and memos. Students also gain experience in working as teams and learn about business etiquette.

  1. Organization behavior

In organization behavior courses student learn to be effective managers and how to apply concepts learnt in class when creating solutions to common organizational issues.

Hospitality management schools

  1. The Emirates Academy of hospitality management (EAHM)

It is located at the heart  of  Dubai which is a city known for its hospitality and tourism industry. EAHM is situated right opposite large hospitality industry firms such as Burj al Arab one of the worlds most luxurious hotels. This academy specializes in providing management degree with a hospitality focus and aims to become a world leading hospitality management schools.

  1. Penn state school hospitality management, USA

Penn has one of the most respected and prestigious programs of its kind in the whole country. It combines real- world experiences and other opportunities for its students to increase their leadership and communication skills. It is equipped to become leaders in the industry for the past 75 years.

  1. Cornel university school of hotel administration

Founded in 1922, it was the first collegiate program in hospitality industry.  Its curriculum impact the knowledge that is required in all aspects of running a business including strategizing, planning, designing, constructing, financing and marketing

  1. Swiss school of tourism and hospitality

This school guarantees excellent education with experience of great graduates for over forty years. To ensure that learning remains student focused and challenging, they only admit a limited number of students each year.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the most recognized schools in the world. We recommend that employers do their own research when employing.

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All Associates in Hospitality Management Degree Programs http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/associates-degree/ http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/associates-degree/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:13:17 +0000 http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/?p=17 Associate degree programs in hospitality teach students a combination of management and communication skills, which are crucial in the hospitality industry. Depending upon the program offered in the college or university of choice, a student can gain other skills such as work specific training in the hospitality department such as hotels, tourist destinations and food […]

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Associate degree programs in hospitality teach students a combination of management and communication skills, which are crucial in the hospitality industry. Depending upon the program offered in the college or university of choice, a student can gain other skills such as work specific training in the hospitality department such as hotels, tourist destinations and food and beverages establishments. Full time students may take two years to complete the required combination of degree specific and general education courses. During this time a students may decide to take courses such as associate of arts or associate of applied science in hospitality management or hospitality and tourism.

In many cases the associate degree is divided into two degree programs: hospitality management associate of applied science and hospitality and tourism management associate of science. The hospitality and tourism management associate of science allows students, in some cases, to specialize. Most entry level management courses do not require that one has a degree, however it is mandatory that a person has some post-secondary education to allow for full career advancement.

Associate of applied science in hospitality management

Many hospitality management degree programs include the study of both theoretical and practical management skills, food and beverages management and hospitality business law. Students also need to develop their skills in purchasing, budgeting and cost control. Associate schools require a high school diploma or an equivalent for the student to be able to register and begin the course.

The program course

Associate programs most times take 64-66 hours to complete although this might be variant from university to university some requiring 96 credit hours, one- third of which are dedicated o general education credits. The main course units required from a student with a pass to be considered totally successful in their hospitality career include:

  • Hospitality account
  • Food production analysis
  • Restaurant management
  • Hotel management
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Hotel and restaurant marketing
  • Restaurant and hotel purchasing and cost control

Common career options

Students with this degree qualify to get jobs in government tourism offices, hotels, restaurants and resorts. Most students in this degree option may feel comfortable choosing some courses more that others. The most popular choices include:

  • Management trainee
  • Dining room supervisor
  • Banquet sales coordinator
  • Guest services manager

Many associate degrees in hospitality management often act as stepping stones for students to get into the bachelors and master’s degree programs in the same field. The industry is often chasing after graduates with B.A.A or M.S degrees in hospitality management within the field because of their technical familiarity. These students have a great chance of rising to the highest levels of management within hospitality organizations.

Associate degree in hospitality and tourism

The difference between this and the associate degree in hospitality management is that this one takes special emphasis on travel planning and tourism skills. The degree requires a minimum of 60 hours of coursework though some may require 90 credit hours. Educational requirements include:

  • Principles of management
  • Cruises
  • Geography
  • Airline computing training
  • Tours and tour products
  • Financial accounting
  • Event planning
  • Hotel operations
  • Tourism sales and marketing
  • Travel sales

Salary and employment outlook

The employment of students with associate degrees depend on how busy the travel and tourism industry is in the country the student wants to work. If it is high then chances of being employed are also high. Nevertheless, some industries estimate that the opportunities for managers are limited. Therefore, students should also look at the tourism and travel industry in their country of choice so they do not lack jobs even after paying for the education required.

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Hospitality Management Certification – Learn How to Get http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/certification/ http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/certification/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:16:31 +0000 http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/?p=15 The certificate programs allow students to expand their knowledge of management and gain sight into the management, operations and financial viability of hotel facilities that provide limited or expanded services depending to the current economic state. The certification, in most hospitality schools can be done both on campus and online. In these programs, students are […]

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The certificate programs allow students to expand their knowledge of management and gain sight into the management, operations and financial viability of hotel facilities that provide limited or expanded services depending to the current economic state. The certification, in most hospitality schools can be done both on campus and online. In these programs, students are taught the basics of dealing with people and other workers in the hospitality industry.

Although experience is an added plus when going for employment in any field, an education about the basics of the job are what will get you to your first job and thus allow you to get the experience need. The certification program is usually in almost all the colleges that offer hospitality as a major. Without this college certification, the hospitality manage want- to- be will not have as success a career as a person who has the college certification. Today, above all else people who employee a worker need to know that they have at least some level of education and know what to expect and how to handle it. They are after all business people looking to earn profit and become well known as a great destination for people of all ages and ethnicities.

People without an education are thought to be unaware of the challenges and how to handle them. For this reason anyone who wants to get the certification must look to the fact that they get education so that they allow themselves bigger opportunities of being employed.

Hospitality management certification does not take as long as most people think. The course can be completed in roughly 36 hours. The certification is awarded when a student completes approximately four core courses and one pair of electives successfully. The certificate can be awarded online of in the school campus depending on the preference of the student. It is a convenient way for a person to gain knowledge in a short period of time.

Training a student goes through:

  • Stress management– teaches the student how to react during stressful situation and trains the to maintain their cool even when angered
  • Competitive strategies teach the students what to do in the department the will be working in to ensure that they maintain high profit margins, and a satisfied customer base.
  • Economic challenges– teach the students the kind of economic huddles to expect in their lives in the hospitality department and how to cope with the problems. The hospitality industry is affected mostly by the tourism industry and economic recession. Student are taught how to sustain a profit margin, however small even in such situations
  • Finance fundamentals- a hospitality manager deals with setting prices, signing of the expenditure and looking at what is needed to be bought in order to improve the environment for clients. Studying the financial fundamentals will help the students know what to prioritize when creating a budget and how to create a good budget.
  • Labor– the financial manager needs to know who qualifies for what job, who goes to the night shifts and who stays in the day shifts and how to delegate duties when an employee if absent. For this reason they need to be taught the best way to deal with problems in the labor department and to know when more workers re needed.
  • Team dynamics– the hospitality departments are ones that need as much team work as possible. The hospitality manager is taught how to create teams and how to create a good and strong team for the tasks to be done. The team work will create a better working environment and create better services for the customers.

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Hospitality Management Salary http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/hospitality-management-salary/ http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/hospitality-management-salary/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:20:38 +0000 http://hospitalitymanagement-degree.com/?p=10 The salary of a hospitality manage is greatly dependent on the employer, the gender roles, the size and location of the industry, the level of education the amount of experience and the type of work done. Hospitality management in terms of running a venue is very different from working in the hospitality industry under a […]

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The salary of a hospitality manage is greatly dependent on the employer, the gender roles, the size and location of the industry, the level of education the amount of experience and the type of work done. Hospitality management in terms of running a venue is very different from working in the hospitality industry under a function such as human resource or the financial department. Therefore, the graduate salary varies greatly across the industry.

Experience and education

In most cases, the more education level and the experience an individual has in the hospitality industry and in a particular field within the industry, the more the salary they will get from being employed as a hospitality manager. Those with one year experience or less getting a median salary of $37, 668, those with 1- 4 years if experience get a median of #39, 752, 5- 9 year experience get $ 48, 280, 10- 19 years’ experience get $57, 995, 20 years and above get $75, 778. While a good college degree will get you into the game with employment, a higher experience and good work reputation will get you the higher managerial positions and a higher salary.

Location and size

The location and the size of the industry will influence. Naturally people who work in bigger hotels, even with the same experience and educational backgrounds will be paid more than those in smaller hotels. It also depends on how big the hospitality industry is in the location that a person chooses to work in. if the industry is bigger workers will get a higher salary. For instance people with a hotel manage meant degree in Houston Texas get a median of almost $58, 000 while those with the same degree in Denver, Colorado get a median of $ 45, 000.

Gender roles

Like all professions, the gender of a worker determines to a very high extent the amount of money is salary a person gets. It is not very different in the hospitality departments that sees most men in the industry take home a higher salary than women. This is not very understandable since hospitality is a women’s job, they are the nurturers. Men get to take home a median of $59, 162 and the females take a median of $56, 902.

Job title

There are many careers in the hospitality industry and though the education may be almost the same, there are different managerial posts within the industry all paying totally different salaries. Hotel manager and a chef for example earn the same salary of 32000 while a sales executive and sales trainers get a median range of between $137, 000 and $189, 000.  The highest paid being sales leaders and executives and the casino managers perhaps because they earn the industry the highest sum in profit. Sales leaders and executives earn $211, 000 individuals working in the casino earn between $ 80, 000 and $250, 000 each year while casino managers earn between $41, 000 and $115, 000.

Conclusion

The hospitality industry is for those who are humble and patient enough to wait to climb high in the social ladder, those who are in no hurry to get rich. This patience works well for those who work hard and are willing to slowly wok their way to the higher social ladder. For those who wait, the industry has great rewards for them because the jobs are there in plenty and the salary will be sure to increase beyond the imagination of an individual sometime during their career. Besides, for a job where you get tips every so often, and have fun on the way, it is worth it.

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