The restaurant and hotel industry is the largest retail employer in the United States, providing positions for more than eight million people. Opportunities for management careers in hotels and restaurants worldwide are increasing every year as people spend more time away from home. In the hotel and lodging industry alone, over 100,000 new jobs are being created each year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

If you aspire to a management career in this dynamic field, set yourself apart with an on-campus and online Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the College of Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University.

You’ll learn how to manage employees, food and beverage, revenue and the day-to-day operations of a hotel, restaurant or other hospitality establishment. Once you graduate from this program, you have the option of continuing your education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management.

  • To train the future leaders of the hotel and restaurant industry, equipping them with a firm grasp on hospitality operations as well as top-notch management and business skills.
  • To teach students the techniques in lodging management; hospitality management; food and beverage cost control; destination management; and the legal issues involved in hotel, motel and restaurant operations.
  • Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) has long set the standard for hospitality education, earning a reputation over the past three decades as one of the top hospitality schools in the U.S.
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience in some of this area’s finest hotels, motels resorts and restaurants, including our on-campus training restaurant.
  • We supplement your hotel and restaurant management training with a foundation in marketing, sales and finance to give you the competitive business edge you need to succeed.
  • Thanks to Sullivan’s streamlined approach to education and year-round 11-week quarters, you can complete your degree in just 18 months.

90 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours90
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
ACT 102Principles of Accounting II4
CAM 134Food Service Sanitation4
CAM 284Food and Beverage Control4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
HRM 104Introduction to Hospitality Management4
HRM 108Lodging Management4
HRM 115Foodservice Management by Menu4
HRM 164Hospitality Management and Supervision4
HRM 204Managing Convention Sales and Services4
HRM 208Destination Management and Marketing4
HRM 244Wines and Spirits4
HRM 284Hotel/Restaurant Practicum4
HRM 292Legal Aspects of Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Operations4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
NTA 244Tourism4
HRM 194Convention Destination Management* 1
TRV 194Leisure Destination Management* 1
HRM 198Global Tourism* 22
General Studies Electives (8 Additional Credit Hours)8
Students must choose three additional General Education classes including one from the Natural Sciences/Mathematics category and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.

Where will a degree from Sullivan take you?

A degree in hotel and restaurant management from Sullivan University can take you to unexpected places. Beyond hotels and restaurants, you can also choose to work in a variety of other settings, such as

  • Tourism boards
  • Visitor bureaus
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Cruise lines
  • Tour companies
  • Travel publications
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Wedding and social event planning firms
  • Event venues
  • Contract food service businesses
  • Caterers
  • Food marketing firms
Associate of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Start Your Career in as Little as 18 Months.

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