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Hospitality management programs

Hotel management or hospitality management is a degree that arms one with absolute understanding of the hospitality industry. Students are trained in the management of affairs in hotels, restaurants, clubs, amusement parks and convention centres to name a few. Those interested in this course can choose from apply for a bachelor's, master's or post-doctoral program, and even diplomas. These courses range between a few months to four years, during which period students are conferred greater relevant knowledge in administration procedures, marketing, human resource management, accounting, strategy and the like. Swiss hotel management schools are very popular among international students.

World's top 15 Hotel Management Schools

WORLD RANK INSTITUTIONCOUNTRY
1 Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne Switzerland
2 Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Switzerland
3 Glion Institute of Higher Education Switzerland
4 Cornell University USA
5 Hotelschool The Hague Netherlands
6 Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Spain
7 Hotel School Vatel France
8 Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom
9 Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
10 Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Spain
11 Cornell-Nanyang Institute Of Hospitality & Management USA
12 William Angliss Institute Australia
13 Le Cordon Bleu France
14 Shatec Institutes Singapore
15 Kendall College USA
Average annual tuition fee in few popular countries
COUNTRY AVERAGE ANNUAL TUITION FEE (In USD)
Singapore 6,500 - 20,000
New Zealand 12,000 - 17,000
United Kingdom16,000 - 29,000
United States of America 11,500 - 27,000
Hong Kong 5,500 - 15,500
Netherlands 10,000
Malaysia 3,500 - 25,000
Switzerland 17,000 - 25,000

hotel management jobs

Every management program, be it an undergraduate, postgraduate or a diploma degree, ensures its students are trained in tourism management as well. It is no wonder that students of hotel management have a wide range of careers to choose from. Some of the most popular career options include:

Executive Chef: This is not just the role of a cook, but a manager too. As an Executive Chef, a professional will be tasked with responsibilities such as deciding menus, designing food, overseeing the kitchen and training the junior chefs. More so, it is the Executive Chef who is expected to meet high profile clients personally to understand their food requirements.
Restaurant owner: A hotel management degree is bound to arm a restaurant owner with the right tools to operate it efficiently. These professionals are trained to understand the finest nuances of the hospitality business and have a fair knowledge of the industry, which ups the efficiency factor.
Critic: For a food critic of acclaim, it is not just the cooking or presentation of the food that matters, but the working of the restaurant as a whole. A professional education in hotel management affairs can help one understand and appreciate a restaurant better. Supervisors of the gaming floor: From casinos to pool-side sporting events, a supervisor plays the key role in maintaining customer relations. Gaming supervisors need to hold a high level of professionalism to ensure the casino is running smooth even under duress.
Hotel manager/concierge: Whether one prefers to work behind the scenes or enjoys a personal interaction with a customer, a hotel manager and a concierge, both are the face of a hotel. It is the level of professionalism that one shows in this role in trying to understand the needs of customers and quickly translating these requirements into possibilities that makes this an extremely exciting and challenging career option.
Dietary expert: This is a role of much importance in hospitals and healthcare centres, where a professional is required to understand the diet requirements of an individual and design the most appropriate menu for that individual. There are several institutions that offer hotel management programs along with tourism management studies. Such a combination opens the doors for careers in the travel industry as travel agents and tour directors, and even event managers.

ref: http://www.hotelmanagement.net/interview/top-10-hotel-management-schools-23165
ref: http://www.lesrochesswitzerland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/White-Paper-2010-TNS-Survey-International1.pdf

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