Those interested in studying hotel management can find courses online and in person at colleges and universities with hospitality management departments as well as through professional organizations like the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute, or AHLEI. Michigan State University's business department offers both single courses and complete online programs in hotel management while Ferris State University has on-campus courses that can lead toward a bachelor's degree in hotel management. AHLEI has entirely online courses.
Those who want to study online and get a hospitality certificate or take courses that are video based can find hotel management courses on Michigan State University's website. Individual course options include mini courses that can take just two weeks to complete and regular courses that take eight weeks, both of which can be applied toward the hospitality management certificate.
Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan, offers a hotel management major with a hands-on learning component and job placement assistance, notes Ferris State University's website. In addition, students can pursue a hotel management certificate. These programs prepare graduates for work in both food and lodging operations. Degree-seeking students can do paid internships at hotels.
Those seeking entirely online study options can find hotel management courses on the AHLEI's website. Some course options include rooms division, human resources, the hospitality industry, marketing and food and beverage. There are also diploma programs, a hospitality operations certificate and opportunities for specialization.