What Is Hospitality Management?

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Hospitality management is the management of hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, cruise ships and other hospitality services. It involves overseeing the operations as well as attending to guest needs.

Because hospitality management is a growing field, there are a number of schools with specific programs for graduates. A typical course of study in this field would include personnel management, marketing, business administration and customer service. Students would then further be able to specialize in a specific focus of hospitality management, such as casino management or resort management. A typical course of study is 4 years, at which time graduates receive a Bachelor's degree. However, some colleges offer a hospitality management Associate's degree as well as a Master's degree.