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What is Hospitality management? Its scope and career opportunities

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Hospitality management is the part of the service industry that brings more placements, and money than any other. Managers in the hospitality industry are trained in business, human resources and customer service. There are required to coordinate staff members and give guests an excellent experience.

A degree in hospitality management prepares students for managing positions in the hospitality industry like hotel general management and restaurant management.

What is Hospitality management?

What is the scope of hospitality management?
Hospitality management includes many different business, including restaurants, hotels, casinos, resorts, tour agencies and airlines. With a degree in hospitality management, there are many different types of careers that can be pursued.

Many companies have begun to favour candidates with relevant education. However, extensive training and work experience is typically necessary for upper-level management positions.

Types of degrees in Hospital management:
To work in the field of hospitality management, a degree is not always required. Positions at the entry-level, do not require more than a high school diploma or the equivalent. However, a degree in this field can give students an edge and may lead to securing higher positions.

Four types of degree can be earned in hospitality management:

  • Associate degree in hospitality management
  • Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management
  • Master Degree in Hospitality Management
  • Doctorate Degree in Hospitality Management

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    Career opportunities in Hospitality management:
    There are many different types of careers in this field. You could become a general manager, other options include opening your own restaurant, working as an event planner, or even pursuing career in travel or tourism.

    You may also specialise in a particular area, some of the popular job titles include :

    • Lodging manager
    • Restaurant manager
    • Casino manager
    • Cruise director
    • Concierge
    • Travel agent
    • Hotel/Motel Manager
    • Event Planner
    • Facilities Manager

    What is the salary range for hospitality management professionals?
    According the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, the median annual salary and bonus for lodging managers nationwide to be around $ 47,000, with the top ten percent of earners making close to $ 88,000. The number of lodging managers employed at the time was approximately $51,400.

    In India, a general manager earns between Rs 5,00,000 to Rs 12,00,000 (approx.) annually.

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    Industries which hire professionals in hospitality management:
    Professionals in hospitality management can find work in catering, conference and events management, the entertainment and leisure sector, facilities management and food service management.

    There are roles for them throughout the public sector in universities, hospitals, transport and the armed forces.

    Self-employment is an option, if one has the experience, the business sense and a sound plan.

    Top colleges/universities offering hospitality management abroad:

    • Cornell University, USA
    • Niagara College, Canada
    • University of South Australia, Australia
    • Auckland University of Technology,New Zealand
    • Nanyang Institute, Singapore
    • City of London College, UK

    Top colleges/universities offering hospitality management in India:

    • Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Delhi
    • Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Mumbai
    • Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal
    • Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Delhi
    • Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Aurangabad
    • Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bangalore

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