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Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Degrees, Facilities Manager, Hospitality Management Schools


In large hotels and resorts, there is usually a General Manager or Operations Manager that has oversight for the entire facility.  Reporting to that person will be a Food and Beverage Director and a Catering Manager and a Reservations or Rooms Manager.  For handling management of the physical plant and for room care, there is usually a Facilities Manager and a Housekeeping Manager.  There is also usually a Hotel Security Director.


The Catering Department handles large functions in the hotel’s Ballrooms and Meeting Rooms.  The Reservations Manager handles room bookings and either generates or recommends discount or Promotional Programs.  The Housekeeping Department sees that the rooms, hallways, meeting rooms and ballrooms are kept clean.  The Facilities Manager is responsible for keeping all systems operating: HVAC, lighting, elevators, escalators and doors.  Food and Beverage Department manages any Restaurants and Bars on the premises and is also responsible for local promotional efforts.


Degrees and Certificates for Hospitality Management Professionals


  • Masters in Hospitality Business
  • Bachelors in Business/Hospitality Management
  • Bachelors in Culinary Management
  • Bachelors in Hotel and Catering Management
  • Associates in Food and Beverage Management
  • Bachelors in Resort Management
  • Associates in Hotel Facility Management


Median Annual Salaries for Hospitality Management Professionals


Food & Beverage Managers


Catering Manager


Facilities Manager


Rooms Manager


General Manager




Source: U.S. Dept. Labor; Salary.Com; Collegejournal.Com


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