List of Accredited Online Degrees

The business degree dynamically expands into the hospitality industry as more colleges and university’s offer the niche program of study within the service industry. The service industry is a broad group of career paths that thrive in typical tourist and travel destinations. The wide array of careers in the service industry includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, restaurant, health and beauty and travel. The hospitality industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. The potential for high income and success is bringing light to the need of well trained and educated individuals to pursue a higher education in Hospitality Management.

The American standard for hospitality and tourism management courses follow the similar core subjects of a business degree, with a focus on the intrinsic hospitality management concepts. Core business courses include accounting, administration, finance, information systems, marketing, human resource management, public relations, strategy and quantitative thinking. The specialized Hospitality and Tourism courses delve into the specific topics of:

Tourism Management, Hospitality Prowess, Hotel Operations and Technology, Culinary Arts, Catering Operations and Event Management, Ethics, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Purchasing, Cost Control and Financial Management, Lodging, Management and Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Sports and Recreation, Hospitality Law, Club and Resort Management.

A formal degree is not always required to work in the hospitality industry; the industry has entry-level positions that require only a high school diploma or the equivalent. However, students and graduates of higher education institutions, earning a degree can be advantageous for students wishing to pursue management, leadership and will also secure the opportunity for advancement in future positions.

The many different types of careers that can be pursued with a hospitality and tourism degree can include: lodging management, food service management or casino management, other options are entrepreneurship in restaurant ownership, an event planner, or pursuing a career as a travel agent.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Master of Science in Entertainment Business

Students learn the fundamentals of marketing, plus the tools and tactics to connect with audiences through all online media channels.  Course Highlights: Produc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management prepares students to compete for entry-level positions in the hospitality industry. Core business courses incorporate ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA in Service Management

Learn how to manage an enterprise focused on service when you earn your online Bachelor of Arts in Service Management degree from the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at A...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA in Service Management / Restaurant Enterprise Management

Learn how to manage an enterprise focused on service when you earn your online Bachelor of Arts in Service Management degree from the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at A...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Hospitality Management

If you would like to pursue entry-level positions in hotel operations and food and beverage management, consider this concentration.*  *Kaplan University...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Business / Tourism

The Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in tourism is an innovative, interdisciplinary program intended to prepare students for positions in a variety of professions in which busines...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Hotel/Restaurant Management

Penn Foster Career School offers a Hotel/Restaurant Management Diploma. In this program, students study marketing, sales, food preparation, food service sanitation, and cost controls.  The diploma...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:
    units

Travel and Tourism Specialist

Penn Foster Career School’s Travel and Tourism Specialist program trains students for a future as a Travel and Tourism Specialist. During the course of the program, students learn how to use compu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    units

ABC Certified Wedding Planner

Weddings take place every day, all over the world. Many couples look to a wedding planner to assist with critical decisions regarding their upcoming wedding. Penn Foster Career School makes it pos...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    5
  • Credit Type:
    units

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Get your hospitality degree online from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and open the door to a rewarding career in hotel, restaurant or resort management. You'll get the skills and ex...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    93
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality Leadership

The online Tourism and Hospitality Management certificate is ideal for the professional who wants to expand knowledge and skills in areas such as: event management, casino management, medical tour...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of General Studies / Tourism and Hospitality Management

Delivering distance education since 1980, the Bachelor of General Studies provides a liberal arts foundation, giving adult students maximum flexibility to determine their educational goals and the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Tourism & Hospitality Management

The online Tourism and Hospitality Management major prepares graduates to assume managerial roles within tourism and hospitality industries. Students develop knowledge, skills, values, and strateg...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality Management

This online Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality Management is intended for non-majors. Coursework ranges from studies in the tourism and food management industries to topics in event manageme...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality Marketing

This online Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality Marketing is intended for non-majors. Coursework ranges from studies in the tourism and food management industries to topics in social med...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Industry / Food Business & Operations Management

The online Food Science and Industry program provides foundations in the basic sciences as well as studies in food chemistry, food microbiology, food analysis, food engineering, food processing, n...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    96
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Preparing Strategic Leaders for the Hospitality Industry The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree program is designed to develop informed, competent a...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Arts in Hospitality

The Associate of Arts in Hospitality Management assists you in preparing for a career in the food service industry. This online program is designed to increase your understanding of proper operati...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management provides a foundation of research, critical thinking, and writing skills, along with the practical know-how required for success in global hospitalit...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    121
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Meeting & Event Planning

The undergraduate certificate in Meeting and Event Planning is a concentrated overview of the multi-million dollar conference, exposition, and convention business. This online program brings you r...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Restaurant Operations

The undergraduate certificate in Restaurant Operations is a concentrated program that explores the essentials of front-office and behind-the-scenes operations related to food service management. I...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Executive Hospitality Supervision

The Executive Hospitality Supervision Certificate provides the opportunity for management employees from the hospitality industry to participate in graduate level education in order to further the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    5
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Master of Advanced Study-Sustainable Tourism

Arizona State University Online offers a Master of Advanced Study in Sustainable Tourism for individuals who wish to understand and develop a comprehensive education on the environmental, economic...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Bachelor of Applied Human & Consumer Sciences / Customer Service

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

B.A. in Business, with concentration in Foodservice Management

Kendall College, located in Chicago, Illinois, offers an M.A in Business with a special concentration in Foodservice management. The Foodservice management degree provides all students create a so...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:

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