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.
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.
- 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.
- 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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