Why Major in Hotel Management?

The hotel industry leads the service segment of our economy with continued expansion and opportunities abounding. Hotel Management Students are prepared for management, sales and marketing opportunities in the hotel industry by course work that combines theory with authentic hands-on learning experiences.

Hotel Management students have numerous opportunities to interact with hotel industry professionals, as they are regular guest speakers in classes, and provide site visitations and internship opportunities. The Hotel Management degree program has an industry advisory board made up of professionals from across the spectrum of the hotel industry and provides students with employment opportunities by inviting the top companies in the industry to campus to recruit. The placement rate of hotel management graduates exceeds 95 percent.

Advance Your Career with a Hotel Management Degree

More than 20 scholarships are available in the college hotel management degree program. The awards are generally based on scholastic accomplishment, industry experience, extracurricular activities, career aspirations and need. In addition to course work, the program requires a minimum of 400 hours of paid work experience (internship), which is often completed with the nation's finest hotels and lodging establishments, as well as international experiences.

A 12-credit Hotel Management certificate and an 18-credit Restaurant and Food Industry/Hotel Management minor are available.

Hotel Management College Graduates Get Great Jobs

The hospitality industry is a people-and service-oriented business. Individuals trained in hospitality programs manage operations where food, lodging or both are provided. These may include luxury, full-service, convention, all-suite, mid-scale and budget hotels, motels, resorts, conference centers, inns, bed and breakfasts, and airline operations.

The Hotel Management degree program has a joint education partnership with the University-owned Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center to increase student awareness of the complexity of the hospitality industry and provide hands-on opportunities. The hotel allows hotel management students to 'test the waters' of the hospitality industry.

The demand for better qualified and professionally trained hospitality managers continues to increase. Social, technical and demographic changes suggest that the industry's growth will extend well into the 21st century. In addition to traditional hospitality venues, there are excellent opportunities for advancement in multi-unit franchise management, corporate staff positions with national and international corporations, and opportunities within the travel and tourism industry.

Bachelor's Degree Hotel Management
Admission Requirements

Admission for the Hotel Management degree program is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. High school GPA and the mathematics and reading ACT scores will be considered in the admission and placement process.

Some students may need to take additional preparatory courses which may extend the time required to complete degree requirements.

College Degree Hotel Management
Graduation Requirements

The Hotel Management degree program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation from the Hotel Management requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.

If you would like more information on Hotel Management Bachelor's Degree Programs at Ferris State University call 231-591-3648.

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