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 National Center for 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.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 90
ACT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACT 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
CAM 134 Food Service Sanitation 4
CAM 284 Food and Beverage Control 4
COM 214 Public Speaking 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
HRM 104 Introduction to Hospitality Management 4
HRM 108 Lodging Management 4
HRM 115 Foodservice Management by Menu 4
HRM 164 Hospitality Management and Supervision 4
HRM 204 Managing Convention Sales and Services 4
HRM 208 Destination Management and Marketing 4
HRM 244 Wines and Spirits 4
HRM 284 Hotel/Restaurant Practicum 4
HRM 292 Legal Aspects of Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Operations 4
MTH 101 College Mathematics 4
NTA 244 Tourism 4
HRM 194 Convention Destination Management* 1
TRV 194 Leisure Destination Management* 1
HRM 198 Global Tourism* 2 2
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

Start Your Career in as Little as 18 Months.

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