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Hotel and Restaurant Management Degree

Students of the Hotel and Restaurant Management Degree gain a comprehensive knowledge of hotel management, food service and food and beverage management and provide them the skills to be employed in hotels, casinos and resorts in various entry-level positions. As they gather experience and enhance their skills or further their knowledge through higher education, they move up in the company and become managers or they choose to become entrepreneurs and form their own establishments.

A degree in hotel and restaurant management allows you to focus on any of three areas, hotel management, food service or food and beverage management, so that you can fit your choice to your long-term career goal. You will learn front office functions as well as behind-the-scene setups in hotel and kitchen operations and the financial aspects of the business.

A typical program will include such courses as food & beverage operations management, hotel operations management, foods, cooking and preparation techniques, hospitality industry & industry trends, Restaurant and Banquet Service, event management, casino operations management and other related topics. Non-hospitality courses that are part of the program include accounting, cost controls, legal issues, marketing and sales. A degree in hotel and restaurant management is offered by schools as an online degree or a campus education.

Graduates of a Hotel and Restaurant Management Degree are given first preference in employment in the tourism industry and in hotels, resorts and casinos. They may start as management trainees doing all sorts of tasks in the front room and backroom of these establishments to give them a well-rounded overview of the different functions involved in operations and the business aspects of hotels and restaurants. Performance, experience and continuing formal education will be their weapons for professional and financial advancement in their career. Annual salaries for the middle 50% of assistant restaurant manager to hotel manager depending on years of experience can range from $31,811 to $124,756.