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Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World For 2018

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration has been ranked No. 1 on the list of the best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2018, according to a new study out by the CEOWORLD magazine, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne placed second on the list, followed by the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University at No. 3.

The 2018 rankings placed Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada in fourth ahead of
Rosen College of Hospitality Management into fifth; while the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University ranked sixth, and Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2018, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Switzerland’s Les Roches, UW-Stout’s School of Hospitality, and School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University.

Best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2018

RankHotel SchoolCountry
1Cornell School of Hotel Administration at Cornell UniversityUS
2Ecole hoteliere de LausanneSwitzerland
3School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State UniversityUS
4William F. Harrah College of Hotel AdministrationUS
5Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central FloridaUS
6International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityUS
7Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant ManagementUS
8Les Roches International School of Hotel ManagementSwitzerland
9Stout School of Hospitality Leadership at the University of WisconsinUS
10School of Hotel & Restaurant Management (SHRM) at Northern Arizona UniversityUS
11Hotelschool The HagueNetherlands
12Virginia Tech Hospitality & Tourism Management DepartmentUS
13Hospitality Management at Penn StateUS
14College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales UniversityUS
15School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State UniversityUS
16Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of DenverUS
17College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of AlabamaUS
18Glion Institute of Higher EducationSwitzerland
19Oxford School of Hospitality ManagementUK
20Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts AmherstUS
21Boston University School of Hospitality AdministrationUS
22Oklahoma State University School of Hotel and Restaurant AdministrationUS
23Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality AdministrationUS
24Kendall CollegeUS
25UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of North TexasUS
26Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State UniversityUS
27Hotel Management School of Geneva (Ecole Hoteliere Geneve)Switzerland
28Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, ChennaiIndia
29School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple UniversityUS
30Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel AdministrationIndia
31BHMS Business and Hotel Management SchoolSwitzerland
32Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly PomonaUS
33Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel ManagementSpain
34Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International UniversityUS
35The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementUAE
36CETT School of Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy SpainSpain
37SAIT's School of Hospitality and TourismCanada
38IHTTI School of Hotel Management, SwitzerlandSwitzerland
39School of Hotel & Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
40Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management at the University of Alaska AnchorageUS
41Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens UniversityAustralia
42Center for Hospitality and Sport Management at the Drexel University, USUS
43Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, MumbaiIndia
44School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) at the University of SurreyUK
45Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and TourismUS
46IMI International Management Institute Lucerne SwitzerlandSwitzerland
47European International College (EIC)UAE
48Hotel Institute MontreuxSwitzerland
49SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and HospitalitySwitzerland

General Methodology on the CEOWORLD magazine’s best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2018 ranking.

The rankings are based on seven major metrics of quality and reputation. Overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1. Perceived Global Brands Influence (20%)
2. Recruiters Responses (20%)
3. Employers Feedback (10%)
4. Job Placement Rate (10%)
5. Admission Eligibility (10%)
6. Specialization (10%)
7. Academic Reputation (20%)

To establish our list, we collected information and statistics from publicly available sources, research, and survey. The ranking measures the quality of education, job placements of graduates, recruiters response, employers feedback, without relying on institutions data submissions.

Graduates, industry professionals, employers, and recruiters were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while institutions above are the CEOWORLD magazine’s “best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2018,” there may be many other hotel management schools that offer excellent programs.

* This ranking should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a hotel management school, and are merely one element to consider.
* The top-ranked hotel management school receives 100 points.
* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 110,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* CEOWORLD magazine conducted its survey from early October 2017 to mid-April 2018.
* Magazine invited 110,000 Individual from 46 countries to participate in this year’s study.
* Surveys completed by 50,000 graduates; 25,000 recruiters; and 35,000 employers (with 500 or more employees) around the world.
* We analyzed over 118 hotel management schools during the data collection process.
* The overall score is numerical scores given to the hotel management schools based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the hotel management school. Total scores are out of 100.
* The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 110,000 respondents is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

Megan Batchelor

Megan Batchelor

Executive features editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV.I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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