#CoursesGalore: Hotel Management (Also Hotel Administration/Hospitality Management)

If you're interested in pursuing your education in Hotel Management, here are some essential tips about this course that you should know!

What is it?

Hotels function around the clock, so there’s a lot that goes into the running and management of hotels. Similar to a business management course, this course specialises in providing the practical skills and fundamental knowledge necessary to effectively manage hotels.

It covers a wide range of duties from front office procedures and housekeeping to property and security management, and the supervision of relations between staff and guests. It also includes back office administration such as accounting, legal, marketing, and personnel and procurement activities.

What will you study?

You will study the many disciplines required in the modern management of the global hospitality industry. The curriculum places equal emphasis on the development of effective communication, research, planning, and event management skills.

Core subjects

Event management; food and beverage management; human resource management; financial management for hospitality and tourism; international marketing; introduction to culinary arts; kitchen operations and practice; meeting and conference planning.

Typical course duration

A degree in hotel management takes at least three years to complete.


Most universities have no specific subject requirements.

What do graduates do?

Depending on the size of the hotel, hotel managers may be in charge of an entire hotel or focus on one area such as administration, food and beverages, convention services or housekeeping.