Guide to MBA in Hotel Management

Praveen Mamgain updated on : 31 Dec 2015

MBA in Hotel Management is a programme designed to impart skills to candidates who are capable of serving an increasingly dynamic hospitality industry

Apart from the conventional MBA specialisations such as Operations, Insurance, Finance, HR (Human Resource), Marketing, Sales etc., a relatively new programme in Hotel management is also offered by a large number of colleges in the country. Hotel Management is a discipline that is not just limited to hotels and restaurant businesses, but also caters to a variety of fields like lodging, event planning and management, theme parks and recreational sites, transportation, cruise line etc.  With such vast reach and emerging opportunities talented professionals with a high degree of managerial skills are required in large numbers in the industry. Keeping this demand in mind, a separate and exclusive programme called MBA in Hotel Management was introduced.

The hotel management industry is divided into various sectors according to the skill-sets required for the work involved. These sectors include accommodation, food and beverage, meetings and events, gaming, entertainment, recreation, tourism services, and visitor information. MBA in Hotel Management (HM) is a two year postgraduate degree programme, which provides  knowledge not only in the sub-streams of management like accounting & economics but also focuses  on enhancing students’ understanding  in the following subjects of Hotel Management:

  • Accommodation Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • French for Hotel Management
  • Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics Management
  • Communication & Soft skills
  • Front Office and Room Management
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German, etc.)

Eligibility Criteria for MBA in HM:

Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from a recognised university

A valid MBA entrance exam score such as that of Management Aptitude Test (MAT), Common Admission Test (CAT), AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) and Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) etc. However, there are some colleges/institutes which do not consider entrance exam scores or conduct their own entrance examination for admission into MBA in Hotel Management.

How will a MBA in Hotel Management help you? What are the types of skills you will develop?

  • Awareness of business and financial issues
  • Creativity and originality
  • Ability to motivate other staff members
  • Maintaining discipline among staff members
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good organizational skills

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