Best Hotel Management Programs: List of Top U.S. Schools
Hotel management studies focus on the business aspects of the hospitality field; in fact, many schools refer to their programs as hospitality, rather than hotel, management. Coursework usually covers finance, administration, marketing, information systems, human resources and planning.
Top U.S. Schools with Hotel Management Programs
1. Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
Cornell was the nation's first university to offer a hotel management program through its School of Hotel Administration, which was founded in 1922. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hotel Administration program covers all aspects of hotel management, and students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the on-campus Statler Hotel. Various concentrations and electives are available in finance, facilities, food and beverage, information systems, law, management, operations and real estate. Cornell University was ranked the 15th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2010 and was named a top U.S. college by Forbes.com in 2009.
- Address: Ithaca, NY 14853
- Phone Number: (607) 255-2000
2. University of Nevada - Las Vegas
The Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is located in the heart of the hotel and hospitality industry in downtown Las Vegas. The B.S. in Hotel Administration program offers several majors, including hospitality management and lodging and resort management. Those focusing on hospitality study a variety of subjects, such as purchasing, hospitality law and operations analysis, that can lead to careers with hotels or gaming venues or in culinary arts. Lodging and resort management majors concentrate specifically on front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house hotel skills, like facilities and human resources management. UNLV was listed as a top national college by Forbes.com in 2009.
- Address: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154
- Phone Number: (702) 895-3011
Good Hotel Management Programs at U.S. Colleges
|College/University Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University - Main Campus||53,715||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|Purdue University - Main Campus||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Houston||36,104||212 E. Cullen Bldg., Houston, TX 77204||(713) 743-1000|
|University of Tennessee||30,410||527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996||(865) 974-1000|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||30,130||105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211||(573) 882-2121|
|University of Nevada - Las Vegas||28,600||4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154||(702) 895-3011|
|Texas Tech University||28,422||Broadway and University Ave., Lubbock, TX 79409||(806) 742-2011|
|Central Michigan University||27,225||Mount Pleasant, MI 48859||(989) 774-4000|
|Grand Valley State University||23,892||1 Campus Dr., Allendale, MI 49401||(616) 331-2020|
|University of Delaware||20,500||Newark, DE 19716||(302) 831-2000|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|University of Memphis||20,220||Memphis, TN 38152||(901) 678-2000|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||15,055||1 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623||(585) 475-2411|
|University of Southern Mississippi||14,793||118 College Dr. #0001, Hattiesburg, MS 39406||(601) 266-1000|
|Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne||12,338||2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805||(260) 481-6100|
|Johnson & Wales University||10,488||8 Abbott Park Pl., Providence, RI 02903||(401) 598-1000|
|Niagara University||4,254||Niagara University, NY 14109||(716) 285-1212|
|Florida Southern College||2,319||111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801||(863) 680-4111|
|Keuka College||1,613||141 Central Ave., Keuka Park, NY 14478||(315) 279-5000|
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