Online Hotel Management Schools and Courses

An online hotel management program typically includes food and beverage management, customer service and purchasing. Read on to see what programs are available online, what you'll study, how to pick a school and what kind of hands-on training may be required. Schools offering Hotel & Restaurant Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Online hotel management programs are available at the certificate, associate's, bachelor's and master's levels. You can take hotel management courses as part of an independent program or as a concentration within a related area of study, such as hospitality management, restaurant management or tourism.

Degrees Associate in Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Certificates Certificate in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Certificate in Hospitality Management
Courses Revenue management, front office operations, property management system, meeting and events, housekeeping operations, management of sales and promotions

What Can I Expect in the Classes?

In your online hotel management courses, you'll hone your decision-making and communication skills. At the certificate level, you may study basic hospitality management, travel law and tourism. You may even get the chance to complete a practicum in hotel management. Your courses may also cover:

  • Business operations
  • Employee relations
  • Hospitality law
  • Ethics

What Can I Expect from an Associate's Degree Program?

At the associate's degree level, you'll learn about catering and food preparation, purchasing and receiving. You may be required to complete an externship as well. At this level, you may be encouraged to collaborate on projects with fellow classmates online. These areas of study may also be covered:

  • Housekeeping management
  • Conference planning
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • International economics
  • Legal issues in hospitality management

Can I Complete My Studies Entirely Online?

While the majority of your hotel management classes can be taken online, you'll have to complete any hands-on training in-person. Hands-on training may include internships, externships and study abroad programs, which typically take place in hotel settings. For this reason, many distance learning programs allow you to take some of your classes on campus.

What Should I Look for in an Online Hotel Management Program?

Your program selection depends on your career goals and interests. Before you enroll in an online hotel management program, you need to be aware of your skill level. Certificate programs are usually for those with little or no experience in hospitality, while the degree programs may ask for more experience and offer classes based on your current career knowledge.

What you should look for in an online hotel management program also depends on the qualifications that you need for the job. As a hotel manager, you'll need to understand every aspect of the business, from lodging and customer service to food and beverage management and marketing. Look for online programs that train you in all areas of hotel management.

The following is a brief list of schools offering online hotel management programs:

  • Cornell University
  • Pima Community College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Penn Foster Career School
  • Sullivan University

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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