TOP 10: Online hotel management courses

As a hotel owner or manager, you never stop learning. We bring you a roundup of the best online management courses available, designed to help you grow, prosper and lead your team to success

10. Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Certificate in New Media Marketing for Hospitality Professionals
This certificate series aims to help hotel professionals create a marketing plan that addresses the aspects of marketing specific to hospitality, including pricing, channel management and Search Engine Marketing (SEM).

Students can learn about the impact of variable pricing and discounting on revenue management in the context of price elasticity, optimal price mix, perceived fairness, and congruence with positioning and sales strategies.
This certificate has five online courses, requiring a total of approximately 30 hours to complete.

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9. Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Hospitality Business Management
This eight-week course covers topics such as identifying and addressing long-term concerns in strategic planning; defining quality and its role in driving the hospitality industry; and building strategies for winning customer experiences.

The course is tailored for hospitality professionals currently working in hotels, restaurants and corporate offices, who want to either move into a management position or progress further in their new management role.

8. Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland
MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management
This fully online programme is designed to equip working professionals with the expertise to lead and motivate individuals, teams and organisations within a diverse and multicultural global business environment.

It is designed and delivered by international faculty and industry experts, allowing graduates to develop and refine their analytical skills.

At the end of the program, students will have developed an ability to make business decisions with reference to accepted industry standards of business ethics, corporate governance, and social responsibility.

7. University of Derby, UK
International Hospitality Business Management (top up) BA (Hons)
This course provides students with a range of opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge essential to the contemporary hospitality industry, as well as expertise in specific areas of management.

Anyone who holds an HND, Foundation degree – or has significant experience in hospitality – can gain a full degree in 1-2 years with this online course.

6. University of Missouri
Hospitality Management: Online Bachelor’s Degree
This Bachelor of Science in hospitality management degree completion programme has an emphasis in food and beverage management and is aimed at people that already have a practical culinary education.

The university offers a comprehensive learning environment that supplements hands-on culinary training or industry experience with business and management skills.

Faculty members bring their real-world experience from working in the hospitality industry and 33 of the 53 required credit hours of industry-focused and technical course work are available online.

5. London School of Business & Finance
Advanced Diploma in Hospitality, Sports and Tourism Management
This diploma takes between three to nine months to complete and features video lectures, lecture notes, case studies and practice tutor assessments.

Designed to prepare students for top managerial positions that require advanced, specialist knowledge, the course makes the most of relevant, up-to-date industry insights, skills and knowledge.

4. Penn Foster
Hotel/Restaurant Management Career Diploma Program
Students on this course are taught about the various aspects of the hospitality industry, from front office duties, housekeeping, and maintenance, to marketing and selling hospitality services.
It also covers methods of food preparation, as well as service, storage, and menu planning.

Among the skills learned are hospitality accounting, cost controls, and legal aspects and insurance, as well as marketing, sales, and public relations.

3. London Institute of Technology
Diploma in Hotel Management (Level 4)
This course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the operational aspects of the international hotel industry, and a knowledge of the underlying principles involved.

Students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self-study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification.
Assessments are developed to encourage these skills that will provide students with a very strong foundation for further studies in hospitality and tourism sectors.

2. Le Cordon Bleu, Adelaide
Le Cordon Bleu Online Pathway
This course uses an advanced, digital education platform to give students the opportunity to study a suite of online hospitality management subjects.

The online program consists of eight non-award subjects that can be used as a pathway to Le Cordon Bleu’s Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management).

Over the course of the six-month program, students are introduced to subjects including finance, marketing, human resources, communication and management.

1. Alpine Center
Hospitality Management Diploma
Taking between one and two years to complete, this course is one of a number of distance learning programme offered to hospitality professionals, in association with the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

The programme is particularly suited to professionals who have accumulated experience; require further certification for advancement or promotion in their particular field; and are constrained by time and distance from attending regular classes.



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