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Top Ranked Colleges for Hospitality Administration

by Carissa Lawrence, studioD

If you're an outgoing person with excellent communication and problem solving skills who enjoys working with people, consider a career in hospitality administration or management. Hospitality administration is a field that will allow you to apply your organization and planning skills in settings including luxury hotels, elegant weddings and important business conferences. Based on a ranking system that examines factors including expert rankings, student acceptance rates, student retention rates and school location, a few colleges rank among the top in hospitality administration education.

Boston University

Students interested in hospitality administration can earn a bachelor's degree through Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration. Over a 4 year course of study, students learn about staff management, pricing and marketing a hospitality business using the latest technology. Boston University's hospitality administration program also features a study abroad program that gives students opportunities to intern in 75 countries throughout the world.

University of Denver

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver offers a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specialization in hospitality management. Hospitality management majors can choose between lodging/resort operations, hospitality sales and marketing and restaurant/food and business management concentrations as part of their degree program. Students at the University of Denver receive a core education in business as well as gain knowledge related to hospitality management including event sales and services, asset management and contemporary cuisine.

Michigan State University

The University of Michigan offers students a Bachelor of Arts degree in hospitality business through a rigorous course of study. The curriculum of this degree program includes integrative studies, business and hospitality related courses designed to give students a balance of theory and practical application opportunities. Hospitality business students at Michigan State also receive hands-on training through two paid internships that are required for completion of the program. In addition to the hospitality business undergrad program, Michigan State offers four graduate degree programs involving hospitality business management and food service.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Located in a city that is renowned for its tourism industry, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas provides a number of hands-on training experiences for students interested in hospitality administration and management. UNLV offers a hospitality management degree program teaches students about aspects of the hospitality industry including facilities management, hospitality law and food service operations. In addition to the bachelor's degree program, students can earn a master's degree or Ph.D. in hospitality administration. The online master's program is designed for professionals in the hospitality industry seeking to gain knowledge in the field, while the Ph.D. program is geared towards those interested in hospitality and tourism research and education.

About the Author

Based in Gainesville, Carissa Lawrence is an experienced teacher who has been writing education related articles since 2013. Lawrence holds a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of Florida.

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