Best Hotel and Restaurant Management Schools

Hotel and restaurant management programs focus on the business aspects of the hospitality field and include interdisciplinary study of business with courses like finance, administration, marketing and human resources, as well as hospitality-related classes such as culinary theory and hotel operations. Undergraduates can pursue careers in hotel and restaurant management, while those with a graduate degree may consider careers in corporate-level hospitality management, academia or research.

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Top Hotel and Restaurant Management Programs

1. Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

Cornell University was the first university in the U.S. to offer a hotel management program and the school's hotel administration program was founded in 1922. Cornell was ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the 15th best national university in 2011 and the 18th best grad school for management in 2010.

The School of Hotel Administration has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hotel Administration program offers concentrations in finance and accounting, hospitality operations, marketing and organizational management, as well as hands-on experience at the on-campus Statler Hotel The Master of Science (M.S.) in Hotel Administration and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hotel Administration programs are geared toward those who plan to teach or do research.

Contact Information

  • Address: Ithaca, NY 14853
  • Phone Number: (607) 255-2000

2. Michigan State University in East Lansing

MSU was ranked 79th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2011. The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University (MSU) was founded in 1927 and resides within MSU's Broad College of Business, which was ranked 46th among business schools for 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.

The degree programs offered in hotel and restaurant management at MSU include the Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business, M.S. in Hospitality Business Management, M.S. in Foodservice Business Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in hospitality business.

Contact Information

  • Address: East Lansing, Michigan 48824
  • Phone Number: (517) 355-1855

Good Schools with Programs in Hotel and Restaurant Management

College/University Name Total Student Enrollment Address Phone Number
Ohio State University 55,014 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 292-6446
University of Central Florida 53,401 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816 (407) 823-2000
Michigan State University 47,071 East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (517) 355-1855
Pennsylvania State University 45,185 201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802 (814) 865-4700
New York University 43,404 70 Washington Sq. So., New York, NY 10012 (212) 998-1212
Purdue University 41,052 West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600
Florida International University 39,610 11200 S.W. 8 St., Miami, FL 33199 (305) 348-2000
University of Houston 37,000 212 E. Cullen Bldg., Houston, TX 77204 (713) 743-1000
Temple University 36,507 1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122 (215) 204-7000
University of North Texas 35,003 Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203 (940) 565-2000
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 29,080 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154 (702) 895-3011
University of South Carolina - Columbia 28,482 Columbia, SC 29208 (803) 777-7000
Iowa State University 27,945 Ames, IA 50011 (515) 294-5836
University of Massachusetts Amherst 27,016 Amherst, MA 01003 (413) 545-0111
Oklahoma State University 23,033 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 (405) 744-5000
Cornell University 20,633 Ithaca, NY 14853 (607) 255-2000
Saint Louis University 16,317 221 N. Grand Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63103 (314) 977-2222
University of New Orleans 11,724 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70148 (504) 280-6000
Johnson & Wales University 10,709 8 Abbott Park Pl., Providence, RI 02903 (401) 598-1000
SUNY College at Brockport 8,490 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport, NY 14420 (585) 395-2211
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