There are dozens of hotel management programs around the country. Several are highly ranked, outperforming schools in other countries, including the program at Ivy League Cornell University to relative newcomers like Northern Arizona State’s program. Students are able to study hotel management on several levels from two-year associate programs to academically rigorous doctoral programs.
Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell School of Hotel Administration is the country’s oldest college of hospitality management and is rated number one in the world. It offers a bachelor of Science (B.S.), two master’s degrees and a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.).
School of Hotel Administration Ithaca, NY 14853-6902 607-255-9393 www.hotelschool.cornell.edu
University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Harrah Hotel College
At the Harrah Hotel College students can earn a B.S. in hotel administration. Graduate degrees include a master of science (M.S.), a dual M.S./master of business administration (MBA) and a Ph.D. program. Students get hands-on training in hospitality of the gaming industry with the UNLV's access to Las Vegas and the on-campus casino laboratory of the International Gaming Institute.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Box 456013 4505 Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154-6013 702-895-3161 hotel.unlv.edu
Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business
The School of Hospitality Business offers a bachelor of arts and four master's-level graduate programs. Founded in 1927, it is one of the oldest schools in the field and is heavily funded by the Kellogg Foundation.
The School of Hospitality Business 232 Eppley Center Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 517-353-9211 www.bus.msu.edu
Pennsylvania State School of Hospitality Management
The School of Hospitality Management grants two associate degrees, a B.S. degree, an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. Students can participate in year-long study abroad programs in China and the Netherlands.
Pennsylvania State University The School of Hospitality Management 201 Mateer Building University Park, PA 16802 814-865-1853 www.hhdev.psu.edu/shm/
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers a B.S., an M.S. and an MBA with a hospitality concentration. It is a part of the university's Pamplin College of Business. It manages study abroad programs in the Dominican Republic, France, Switzerland and Mexico for all business school students.
The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management 362 Wallace Hall (0429) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA 24061 540-231-5515 htm.pamplin.vt.edu
Purdue University Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management
The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. In 2002, its undergraduate hospitality and tourism management program held the number-one ranking in the country.
Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management Stone Hall, Room 106 700 W. State Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059 765-494-4643 http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/HTM/
University of Central Florida
Students at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management can study for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Located in Orlando, UCF boasts that students can gain practical experience in the world's largest laboratory for hospitality and tourism because of the numerous restaurants, hotels and theme parks in the area.
Rosen College of Hospitality Management 9907 Universal Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32819 407-903-8000 www.hospitality.ucf.edu
Kansas State University Hotel and Restaurant Management Program
The Kansas State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management Program offers a B.S. and a Ph.D. Founded in 1922, the school is known for its work in gerontology as it relates to hospitality management and retirement communities.
Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics Kansas State University 119 Justin Hall Manhattan, KS 66506 785-532-5500 humec.k-state.edu
Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management grants a B.S. in hotel and restaurant management and a B.S. in international hospitality management. The school reaches off-campus students by offering classes online and at local community colleges.
Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management P.O. Box 5638 Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5638 928-523-8346 home.nau.edu/hrm/
Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management
The School of Hospitality Business Management only offers a B.A. but will launch a Ph.D. program in the fall of 2010. The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research ranked the school 11th in the world for top-level research in 2009.
Washington State University The School of Hospitality Business Management Todd Hall Addition 470 P.O. Box 644742 800-239-4095 Pullman, WA 99164-4742 www.business.wsu.edu
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