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Hospitality Management

(Hospitality & Tourism)

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Career in Hospitality Management: Make the world your workplace

 

The most wonderful aspect about studying Hospitality Management is the networking opportunities that you get. Do you have goodcommunication skills, and like connecting with people? Can you be flexible with your working hours? Do you like dealing with food, and are you creative? Then the glamorous world of hospitality and tourism needs you!

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“Let your job be the passport to the world". Sounds like your kind of deal? Ever imagined yourself directing social events on a cruise? Or how about owning and managing your own luxurious chain of hotels and resorts nationally or internationally? Or how about running an ultra-modern club or spa? Ever pictured yourself creating the marketing campaign for national tourism campaign? Sounds exciting! Doesn't it? Guess what does a waiter serving you a delicious sizzler, the concierge at your resort and a tour guide have in common? Basically they all work in the hospitality industry in some way or the other. Well this is what careers in hospitality management look like. And this is just a tiny drop amidst the vast ocean of dynamic opportunities that await you in the global hospitality industry. A career in this field could be personally fulfilling and professionally stimulating.Hospitality over the years continues to be one of the world's fastest growing industries. It employs more than 256 million people worldwide! Tourism, which is a part of hospitality industry, generates 10% of the world's GDP. Let us briefly try to understand the wide range of careers this field has to offer.

What is Hospitality Management?

Hospitality Management in simple words is the study of the hospitality industry dealing with a broad category of event planning, theme parks, cruise line, transportation, lodging and other additional fields primarily within the aviation, maritime and tourism industries. As a part of the hospitality industry you would be responsible to make a 'home away from home' for vacationers and business travellers. This industry can encompass extremely varied job profiles from a Director to Chairman to the chamber-maid.

Step By Step 

Candidates can pursue degree course in hospitality management soon after acquiring minimum of 50% marks in 10+2. However in some cases if some candidate does not have 50% marks in +2, he/she can opt for diploma or certificate courses offered by various institutes. Some institutes have their own entrance exams to select students. There are numerous job profiles in this sector depending upon a candidate's work experience, education etc. However, in order to work in the top profiles, a candidate must have a recognized degree.

Career Path

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Overview on different programs in Hospitality Management

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Courses Offered In Hospitality Management

The courses offered combine skill development sessions with theory lectures with a heavy emphasis onpractical experience; hence preparing the candidate for everyday challenges.

Degree Courses:

  • B.Sc In Hospitality & Tourism Studies (3 Years)
  • B.Sc. In Hospitality Study & Catering Services (3 Years)
  • B.Sc. In Hotel Management & Tourism (3 Years)
  • MBA In Hotel Management & Tourism (2 Years)
  • M.Sc. In Food Science (2 Years)
  • M.Sc. In Hotel Management (2 Years)
  • M.Sc. In Tourism (2 Years)

Diploma Courses:

  • Hotel Operations (2 Years)
  • Hotel Management & Catering Technology (1 Year)
  • Food & Beverage Production / Service (6Month & 1 Year)
  • House Keeping (1 Year)
  • Front Office Management (1 Year)
  • Travel Agency Management (1 Year & 6 Month)

Certificate Courses:

  • Hotel Management & Catering Technology (1 Year)
  • Cookery, Bakery & Confectionary (1 Year)
  • Hospitality & Air Travel Management (1 Year)
  • Food & Beverage Services (6 Months)
  • Tourism & Travel Management (6 Months)

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Roles & Responsibilities

The diversity of career options in the hospitality industry makes it utterly impossible to cover each and every job description within the scope of this article. We have thrown light on some of the most common career options available in this sector.

Hospitality Manager

The most common and obvious career option as a graduatein Hospitality Management would be to take up some kind of management role in this sector. The managerial roles can be in conference facilities, bars, casinos, entertainment venues, travel agencies, national/regional marketing organizations, etc.

Hotel Manager

As a Hotel Manager, you look after the overall administration of a hotel including front-end as well as back-end. This position demands a wide range of duties including budget allocation, strategic planning, performance tracking, quality auditing ,synchronizing and also overseeing the services like catering and accommodation facilities. One might fit/suit this profession if he/she has a flair for communication, organizational skills and can work with people from different backgrounds.

Restaurant Manager 

If you are a foodie and have a natural nose for the perfect dining experience, then Restaurant Manager might be an interesting position for you. You could be managing an outlet of some renowned chain or might even be looking after the operations of some smaller independent outlet. Usually the duties involve overseeing of operational, marketing-related as well as administrative tasks while also ensuring the profitability of the restaurant and maintaining its reputation & ethos.

Cruise Director

If you're keen to see the world through boats and yachts, the role of cruise director might suit you. One would require strong understanding of this sector through some specialized studies. This position will involve overseeing health and safety issues, looking after the entertainment and social events along with onboard hospitality ensuring excellent customer satisfaction.

Events Manager

Hospitality Management can also open up doors for you as event planner, bridal consultant, meeting planner, party planner, conference manager, etc. In case you end up choosing this as your profession, you would be planning and organizing various events like weddings, open houses, conventions, etc. with paying attention to the minutest detail. You should bear 'born to organize and execute' for being successful in this field.

What Would It Cost Me?

The fee for the course depends on the reputation and rank of the college. For a 3-year course, the fee would range from around 200,000 to 500,000. The students who are not willing to spend such hefty amount may go for diploma/certificate courses offered.

Pay Packages:

Remuneration in this industry majorly depends on factors like the institute, employer,skills of the individual & work experience.The candidates who have passed out from topinstitutes might receive a starting salary of Rs 20,000 or more.Similarly, for candidates with diploma or certification programs can receivestarting salaries ranging from Rs 8000-Rs 12,000. International hotel chains & airlines offer attractive remuneration.

International Focus

Hotel chains like Hilton, Ramada,Hyatt,La Quinta, Marriott, Radisson, Days Inn, Best Western, etc. offer really attractive career options for hospitality management graduates.Graduates working in USA get starting salary ranging from US$ 6000-10,000 per annum. Many hotel chains also offer highly paid part time jobs at various positions.

Top 10 Institutes

India

Rank

College

City

Website URL

1

Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development

Delhi

www.oberoihotels.com

2

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Mumbai

www.ihmctan.edu

3

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA)

Manipal

www.manipal.edu

4

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Delhi

www.ihmpusa.net

5

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Aurangabad

www.ihma.ac.in

6

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Bangalore

www.ihmbangalore.com

7

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Chennai

www.ihmkolkata.com

8

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Kolkata

www.ihmchennai.org

9

Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)

Ahmedabad

www.ihmahmedabad.com

10

Christ College

Bangalore

www.christuniversity.in

Overseas

Rank

College

City

Website URL

1

Cornell University

New York,USA

www.cornell.edu

2

Les Roches International School Of Hotel Management

Switzerland

www.lesroches.edu

3

Hotelschool, The Hague

Netherlands

www.hotelschool.nl

4

 Hotel Vatel

France

www.vatel.fr/en

5

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford,UK

www.hospitality.brookes.ac.uk

6

Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School

Leura,Australia

www.bluemountains.edu.au

7

EcoleHoteliere De Lausanne

Switzerland

www.ehl.edu

8

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Switzerland

www.glion.edu

9

Cesar Ritz Colleges

Switzerland

www.cesarritzcolleges.edu

10

Emirates Academy Of Hospitality Management

Dubai

www.emiratesacademy.edu

 

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