Education and Career in Hospitality Management

What is Hospitality Management?

Hospitality Management is a branch of knowledge that studies various aspects of hospitality industry and their management. It teaches students how to run hotels, restaurants, food service companies, managing travel and tourism, event management and other related businesses.

Why Hospitality Management?

Above all your interest matters. If you love being among people and have initial hospitality skills, then your study and work both become easy and fun. It enhances your etiquettes and skills to meet and serve people as per their desires, which also add to your versatility.

There are numerous benefits of doing hospitality management. Making billions of dollars in annual revenues worldwide, hospitality industry gives plenty of opportunities for career development. It is dynamic and fast-growing industry, which gives challenges to learn from and opportunity for growth. 

It is estimated that between now and the year 2013, the hotel industry will generate 250 million jobs which will consist of approximately 10% of total world employment.” 

-The World Travel and Tourism Council

What are the popular Courses and their eligibility criteria?

You can earn certificate, diploma or masters degree in either hospitality management or related field such as, hotel management, event management, travel and tourism management etc. A few common courses and their durations are:

  • Diploma in Hospitality Management – 1 year
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management – 3 years
  • Graduate Certificate in International Hospitality Management – 6 months
  • Graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management – 1 year
  • Master Degree in International Hospitality Management – 1.5 – 2 years

The criteria for selection of students however, differ for different universities. A few universities provide Bachelor courses while others take admissions into these courses only after four year of graduation. For university specific details you can find out by registering with Espire Education.

Is it necessary to do Internship?

Internship is often integrated in to the course curriculum. If not, then it is always advisable to take up on internship in this field. Most internship in this field is paid. Internship not only helps to get the real world experience of hospitality management, but also provides exposure to the work environment, people working in this field and other opportunities of work available in the industry that may appeal or suit you. Most importantly, it helps you to get work placement.

Where to study from?

A number of universities and colleges provide different courses in hospitality management in India and Abroad. However, their standards vary significantly, which is an important aspect to look into before getting into this education. This is a crucial decision making, as it will govern your future growth areas and opportunities.

Different countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, UK, USA and some European countries offer excellent course options for hospitality management. Out of a long list of universities and colleges, Espire Education could help you to choose the right institute that suits your requirements and helps you to meet your future goals.

According to the world’s top 10 hospitality and travel training institutes are as follow (source):


  • William Angliss Institute, Melbourne
  • The Hospitality Trainning Institute Inc, Qeensland


  • Cornell – Nanyang Institute of Hospitality & Management
  • Shatec Institute


  • Ecole Hotelier De Lausanne
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education
  • Les Roches


  • Le Cordon Bleu


  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
  • Cal Poly Pomona

Popular colleges for Hospitality related courses –


  • Adelaide Hospitality And Tourism School
  • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
  • Box Hill Institute of TAFE
  • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • Griffith University
  • Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
  • Imperial College of Technology And Management
  • International College of Management, Sydney
  • Kangan Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Le Cordon Bleu Australia
  • Macquarie University
  • Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
  • South Pacific Institute
  • Southern Cross University
  • Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute
  • TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute
  • TAFE South Australia
  • Think Education Group
  • University of New South Wales – UNSW
  • University of Tasmania (UTAS)
  • Victoria University
  • William Angliss Institute


  • Help University College (HUC)
  • KDU University College
  • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)
  • Open University Malaysia (OUM)
  • SEGi University College
  • Sunway University
  • Taylor’s University
  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM)
  • Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • University of Malaya (UM)

New Zealand

  • AIS St Helens
  • AUT University
  • CPIT (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology)
  • Crown Institute of Studies
  • Eastern Institute of Technology
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • North Shore International Academy
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Pacific Intl Hotel Mgmt School
  • Professional Bar and Restaurant School
  • Queenstown Resort College (Qrc)
  • University of Waikato
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Institute of Technology
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Whitireia New Zealand Institute of Technology 


  • Dimensions International College
  • East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)
  • ERC Institute
  • European Business School
  • James Cook University Singapore
  • Kaplan Higher Education Academy
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • PSB Academy
  • Stamford Raffles College
  • Temasek Polytechnic


  • Bournemouth University
  • Cavendish College
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Hertfordshire University
  • Huddersfield University
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Sheffield Hallum University
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Derby
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of West London
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • UWIC

Details of top countries for higher education

Career and Employment Opportunities

students with qualification in Hospitality can generally work in different capacities in various segments of this industry. The career in hospitality management ranges from being an entrepreneur and starting your own company or consultancy to work on managerial posts, as chef or in housekeeping.

Different organisations, companies or industries that provide employment opportunities after completing the hospitality management include:

  • Hotels, casinos and resorts.
  • Catering services
  • Fast food chains
  • Retail sector
  • Airlines industry, cruise ships,
  • Travel and tourism industry
  • Entertainment industry
  • Event management companies
  • Golf course management sector
  • Marketing, sales and revenue management sector of hospitality management
  • Universities and colleges providing education in hospitality management

 What is the expected salary after doing these courses?

According to a survey of Hilton Hotels done by, a General Manager at a hotel can earn an average of $85,374, Food and Beverage Director can be paid $70,127, an Assistant General Manager earns $ 47,500 and a Banquet Manager’s average salary can be $52,874 per annum.

Employees holding Diploma and Degree qualification in Hospitality Management are likely to earn $40,858 to $101,302 per annum as the General Manager of a property. The Assistant General Manager with a degree can earn $30,204 to $58,326, while a Restaurant Manager can earn $34,392 to $41,116 per annum depending on years of experience. It is important to keep in mind that in general, all management positions are typically paid on a sliding scale according to experience level.

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About Shahina Khan

Shahina Khan has more than 16 years of experience in higher education consultancy. She is recipient of multiple awards and renowned expert for international education, visa and culture. Ms. Khan continually explores new study destinations for Indian & South Asian students, and works on promotional strategies with a number of trusted institutions of higher education in various countries.

31 thoughts on “Education and Career in Hospitality Management

  1. hello, What is the benefit of bachelor degree in Hotel management in Canada? what could be done after the diploma in hotel management in Canada? what would be the process of being professor in hospitality management in Canada?
    pls let me know through my email id

  2. I have done bba I am a graduate so I want to know about diploma in hospitality management from Singapore is it good to opt this and what is its career prospects.

  3. I am complete my engineering. But I want to persue Hospital Management Course at level 6 or level 7 from NZ. Is it possible ??

  4. ive done my hotel management graduation from IHM PUSA, New Delhi

    ive been given offer letter from Blue Mountains International Hotel School, Australia and Le Cordon Bleu, Adelaide, Australia for Masters in International Hospitality Management.

    Which one should i go for ?

  5. I have finished my food production (craft) in hotel management. ..I like to have a training in canada…it s possible. ..give some idea. ..

    1. You can plan to study co-op programs which has training as part of curriculum. This will give direct experience and make you employable while searching jobs.

  6. Hi there!

    I would like to ask if there’s any cruise line accepting internship? And if it’s paid? Im planning to study Advanced Diploma of Hospitality in William Angliss Institute.

    One more thing, after the course can I change the visa if I will be able to find a job? And will the firm that I had my intern can recruit me?

    Hoping from your immediate response. Thankyou :)

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