Hospitality Administration: Diploma Program Summary

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If you've ever thought about finding employment in the lodging, entertainment, and food service industry, then a Career Diploma in Hospitality Administration could help you achieve your goals. Coursework in international hospitality, promotional tactics, and finances will equip you with the skills you need for a supervisory position in the operations, support, and marketing departments within the hospitality industry. Continue reading for more information on obtaining this diploma.
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Why Earn a Diploma in Hospitality Administration?

For the student wishing to find employment in a supervisory or management position, postsecondary education is a must. Job seekers who earn a Hospitality Administration Diploma will become eligible for a wider array of job opportunities. In addition, the formally trained job seeker has the advantage of more advancement opportunities that are unavailable to many unskilled workers.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook and Demand for Hospitality Administration

Compared with all other occupations, the growth rate for jobs in hospitality will be average. With this in mind, students who earn a Hospitality Administration Diploma may expect a positive outlook for jobs in the next several years.

Salary Information for Hospitality Administration

According to PayScale.com, a job in hospitality management typically earns $31,141 in the first year of employment, with the potential to make $42,376 or more per year with at least 5 years of experience in the industry.

Degree Specifics

Hospitality Administration Coursework Requirements

Students enrolled in a diploma program in hospitality management are trained in all facets of the hospitality industry. In order to ensure more successful job placement after graduation, the student must pass courses such as the following:

  • Food and Beverage Sales and Operations
  • Hospitality Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Selling

Hospitality Administration Skills Learned

Students who wish to be employed in the hospitality industry must have above-average customer service skills and significant leadership ability. In addition, those pursuing a Hospitality Administration Diploma must be able to:

  • Oversee all food service and preparation
  • Ensure all customers' expectations are met
  • Develop and implement effective marketing strategies for a hospitality business

Popular Schools

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    1. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Mgmt & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: HR & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: BS Mgmt. & HR
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA - Hospitality and Tourism
      • BS - Business Administration
      • BSBA - Management
    Associate's
      • AS - Business
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master : Business Admin
      • MBA: Marketing
      • Master of Science in Nursing - MSN/MBA Dual Degree Option
      • MBA: Finance
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
    Associate's
      • Associate: Business Admin.
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management
      • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
      • Doctor of Business Admin - International Business
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Human Resources Management
      • PhD in Business Admin - Marketing
    Master's
      • MBA - Marketing
      • Master of Business Admin - General Business
      • MBA - Management
      • MBA - International Business
      • MBA - Strategic Management
      • MPA - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Hospitality Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • Bachelor: Business Admin
      • Bachelor: Applied Management
      • Bachelor: Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Strategic Management
    Master's
      • MBA: General (36-hour)
    Associate's
      • AA: Business
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Business & Design Management
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business
      • B.S. in Management
      • B.S. in Business - General Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Advanced Accounting
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Health Care Administration
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Leadership
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Project Management
      • Business Administration, M.A. - Enterprise Agility
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. Business: International Business
    Associate's
      • Business Administration, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

Herzing University

  • MBA
  • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Business Management

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Columbia Southern University

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • BSBA - Hospitality and Tourism
  • AS - Business

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Purdue University Global

  • Master : Business Admin
  • Bachelor of Business Admin
  • Associate: Business Admin.

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Business Admin - Management
  • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
  • MBA - Marketing
  • Master of Business Admin - General Business

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • B.S. in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

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Full Sail University

  • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • B.S. - Music Business

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Strategic Management
  • MBA: General (36-hour)
  • AA: Business

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Regent University

  • M.A. in Business & Design Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • B.S. in Business
  • B.S. in Management

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