Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World, 2015

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University was named best hospitality and hotel management school the world for 2015. In a global survey, we selected over 300 hotel management schools for our rankings. We decided to limit the rankings to, at most, 50 institutes offering best courses in hospitality and hotel management. There are both private and government approved hotel management institutes throughout the globe. The ranking was based on a survey of 18000 hospitality recruiters and senior managers of luxury hotels around the world.

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the 50 schools below are the “top 50 hospitality and hotel management schools in the World,” 2015, there may be many other schools that offer these programs related to the hospitality industry too!


Top 10 Best 50 Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World, 2015

#1 — Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
#2 — University of Nevada at Las Vegas (Las vegas, NV)
#3 — Michigan State University
#4 — Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
#5 — University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
#6 — Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
#7 — University of Houston
#8 — University of Denver
#9 — Glion Institute of Higher Education
#10 — University of Wisconsin


Top 50 Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools in the World, 2015 –  a selection of the world’s best places to start a hospitality career.

1School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)USA98.7
2William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (Las vegas, NV)USA98.6
3The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State UniversityUSA98.4
4Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)Switzerland98.2
5Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)USA98
6Les Roches International School of Hotel ManagementSwitzerland97.8
7Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management,University of HoustonUSA97.5
8Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the Daniels College of Business, University of DenverUSA97.3
9Glion Institute of Higher EducationSwitzerland97.2
10Stout School of Hospitality Leadership, University of WisconsinUSA97
11International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityUSA96.8
12Hotelschool The HagueNetherlands96.7
13Oxford School of Hospitality ManagementUK96.4
14School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the W. A. Franke College of Business,Northern Arizona UniversityUSA96.2
15The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia TechUSA96.1
16Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel ManagementSpain96
17Ecole Hôtelière de GenèveSwitzerland95.8
18College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of AlabamaUSA95.7
19Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts AmherstUSA95.6
20School of Hospitality Management, Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA95.3
21School of Hospitality Business Management, Washington State UniversityUSA95.1
22International Hospitality Management School VatelFrance95
23School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at the Oklahoma State UniversityUSA94.8
24César Ritz Colleges, Brig CampusSwitzerland94.7
25Johnson & Wales University’s Hospitality CollegeUSA94.5
26Collins College of Hospitality Management, California State PolytechnicUSA94.3
27Center for Hospitality and Sport Management at the Drexel UniversityUSA94
28Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration, J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State UniversityUSA93.8
29Kendall College School of Hospitality ManagementUSA93.7
30Dedman School of Hospitality, Florida State UniversityUSA93.5
31College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism, University of North TexasUSA93.4
32School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple UniversityUSA93.1
33Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Florida International UniversityUSA93
34Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Division, University of Alaska AnchorageUSA92.8
35Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) ChennaiIndia92.5
36IHTTI School of Hotel Management, SwitzerlandSwitzerland91.8
37University School of Hotel Management and Tourism (CETT)Spain91.7
38The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), DubaiUAE91.3
39IMI International Management InstituteSwitzerland91
40Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) – ManipalIndia89.8
41Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS)Australia89.7
42European International College (EIC) Abu DhabiUAE89.4
43Hotel Institute Montreux, SwitzerlandSwitzerland89.2
44BHMS Business and Hotel Management SchoolSwitzerland89
45School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of SurreyUK88.7
46The Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH)Switzerland88.2
47SAIT Polytechnic – School of Hospitality and TourismCanada88
48Les Roches Jin Jiang, ChinaChina87.1
49The International Hotel SchoolSouth Africa86.9
50Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism ManagementChina86.2



Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World, 2015 by WardrobeTrendsFashion is based on six major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
1) Academic reputation
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate
4) Recruiter feedback
5) Specialization
6) Global reputation and influence

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, 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 the universities above are “WardrobeTrendsFashion’s Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World, 2015,” there may be many other universities that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.
* The top-ranked university receives 100 points.
* Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.
* 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 76,000 individuals, across 6 data points.
* Surveys completed by 30,000 students, 25,000 industry professionals, and 18,000 recruiters around the world.
* Magazine surveyed 76,000 people in 52 countries between 15th October 2015 and 15th February 2016.
*The overall score are numerical scores given to the universities based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.

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The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 96.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.4 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, non-response and measurement error——that could affect the results.


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