Online Resort Management Degree Programs

Resort management programs include courses in both hospitality and business topics in order to prepare students for management roles within resorts and hotels. Online programs in resort management are rare, but find out what programs are available and get career information for graduates. Schools offering Hotel & Restaurant Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Kinds of Resort Management Degree Programs Are Available?

You'll find that most schools offer either an associate's or bachelor's degree program. Resort management is sometimes offered on its own, but you'll often find it folded into a hotel and tourism management or hotel and restaurant management program as well. A few schools also offer a certificate program. In some cases, you'll find these programs offered by schools in popular tourist destinations, which may give you the chance to study and work at world-class resorts as you learn.

Program Levels Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, certificate program
Online Availability Online programs are very rare, but some courses may be taken online
Admissions Requirements High school diploma or GED; ACT or SAT scores
Common Courses Hotel law, cost control, food and beverage management, managerial finance, production and purchasing
Possible Careers Hotel manager, food service manager

Can I Study Online?

Due to the hands-on nature of resort management classes, online options are very rare. You may, however, be able to take some of your coursework online, depending on the school you choose. For these courses, you'll need a computer with Internet access; some programs may have additional software or hardware requirements.

Are There Any Prerequisites?

Both the associate's and bachelor's degree programs require a high school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma); some may require ACT or SAT scores, but rarely anything more. Because the hospitality industry often involves extensive interaction with customers and clients, most schools will expect you to have strong interpersonal skills.

What Classes Could I Take?

Along with some general education requirements, like accounting or marketing, your coursework will provide you with a solid foundation in all aspects of managing a resort or hotel. Topics you can expect to study include:

  • Managerial finance
  • Hotel law
  • Human resource management
  • Facilities design
  • Food and beverage management
  • Cost control
  • Front desk procedures
  • Production and purchasing
  • Rooms division management

Due to interaction with customers from other parts of the world, you might be expected to take a foreign language course. Most bachelor's degree programs - and some associate's degree programs - may require you to complete one or more internships.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

You may find work as a hotel or food service manager. Hotel managers have a variety of responsibilities, including employee training, staff scheduling and supply purchasing. Food service managers work at restaurants or hotels; they're usually responsible for hiring and firing employees, maintaining restaurant supplies and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. Payscale.com reports that most hotel managers earned between $30,000 and $98,000 in 2019. During the same year, the majority of food service managers made between $31,000 and $59,000.

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