Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.B.A, B.C.A., B.Com, B.H.M., B.H.M.C.T.

What is Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management focuses on the application of management principles in the field of hospitality. In the current times, a career in hospitality management is growing fast and it has encompassed various fields such as travel, tourism, hotel related industry, catering, housekeeping and more. Hospitality management course does not just involve studies but also gives the student a chance to work hands-on in the various areas such as management, service, housekeeping, catering, front office operation and more. Students can also learn more about sales and marketing, human resource management, hotel and catering law, financial management, property management and more through Hospitality Management.

Hospitality Management course covers the following areas:

  • Different concepts of management such as leadership management, operations management, project management and business strategy.

  • Entrepreneurship in hospitality business strategy, tourism and event management.

  • Implementation of theories and strategies related to business.

There are various courses under Hospitality Management that the students can choose admissions and to make their entrance into the field.

B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration - 3 Years

Students who wish to study about the field of hospitality and the fields under it such as event planning, customer service, front office management, accounting, sales and more can opt for B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration. For admissions, the students will have to complete their 10+2 qualifying examination and secure a valid score in the entrance examination. 

BBA in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism - 3 Years

BBA in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism will allow the students to have an advanced specialization in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. Students can learn more about marketing, sales, tour planning, tour operation, holiday consulting, front office, housekeeping and more through this 3 year course. Admissions are done on the basis of entrance examination and the students should have qualified 10+2 with the minimum marks required.

MBA in Hospitality Management - 2 Years

Undergraduate students can apply for an MBA in Hospitality Management to polish their managerial, hospitality and catering skills. To secure jobs in the hospitality field, it will be beneficial for the students to complete their MBA in Hospitality Management. For admissions, the students have to be graduates in any field but BBA in Hospitality Management is preferred. 

M.Sc Tourism and Hospitality Management - 2 Years

If the students wish to apply for a course where the focus is given to both hospitality and tourism, then M.Sc Tourism and Hospitality Management is the right choice. The two year postgraduate course aims to give students a deep insight into the tourism field along with providing them skills required for management, customer service and sustainability of domain.    

MBA Hospitality

Students who are not from management or hospitality backgrounds but wish to develop a career in this field can opt for MBA Hospitality. This two year postgraduate course will help the students hone their skills of attending delegates and service. For this course, the students can be from any field during their undergraduate studies. 

Specializations Offered by Hospitality Management Courses

  • Tourism Management

  • Event Management

  • Hospitality Marketing

  • Luxury Hospitality

  • Hospitality Finance

Course Highlights

Course name

Hospitality Management


Undergraduate - 3 years 

Postgraduate - 2 years


Undergraduate - Should have qualified 10+2th examination from a recognized board

Postgraduate - Should have graduated in any stream however some institutes give preference to those who have done hospitality management in college.

Course level

Bachelor’s and Master’s

Course type


Admission process

Through entrance exam 

Course fees 

Undergraduate - Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 6 lakh

Postgraduate - Rs. 30,000  to 5 lakh

Course Entrance exam



Jobs after the course 

  • Customer Relation Executive. 

  • Cabin Crew 

  • Executive Search Consultant 

  • Guest Service Officer 

  • Sales Coordinator 

  • Housekeeping Attendant.

  • Manager.

  • Travel Agent

  • Professor/ Lecturer

Expected starting salary

INR 1 lakh per annum

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Hospitality Management

For Hospitality Management, there are various courses in both, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students will be able to apply for their choice of course as per their preference and eligibility. Admissions into Hospitality Management courses are done mainly through entrance examinations. If any of the students fail to meet the eligibility criteria, then they will not be able to participate in the admission procedure. Listed below are the courses offered under Hospitality Management and their eligibility criteria. It should be noted that the eligibility criteria may vary depending on the institution and entrance examination that they are applying for. 

BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration 

  • Students should have passed 10+2 (or equivalent) examinations from a recognized institute.

  • Should have studied English as one of the subjects in 10+2

  • Students should have passed English in the qualifying examination.

  • Entrance Exams - NCHMCT JEE, GNIHM JET

BBA in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism 

  • Should have completed 10+2 (or equivalent) examinations from a recognized institute. 

  • Students can be of any stream but Commerce is preferred.

  • Minimum 50% aggregate score should have been secured by the students. For SC/ST students, the aggregate score to be secured is 45%.

  • Entrance Exams - LPUNEST

MBA in Hospitality Management

  • Students should have secured 50% marks in 10+2th (or equivalent) examinations.

  • Should have also completed Engineering/ B.Sc. /BBA/B. Com with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university.

  • Students with minimum two years of work experience will be given preference.

  • Entrance examination - CAT, CMAT, XAT, NMAT, GMAT, MAT

MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Should have scored minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

  • Some institutes will accept students who are from streams other than Hotel Management if they have enrolled in a 3 month bridge course before starting their Master’s course.

  • Entrance examination - NCHMCT PG

MBA Hospitality

  • Students should have scored minimum 50% marks in 10+2 and graduate level examination.

  • Preference will be given to students with minimum two years of experience.

  • Entrance examination - CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMAT.

Entrance Examinations for Undergraduate Hospitality Management Course

  • NCHMCT JEE - National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NCHMCT JEE which is a national level examination for admissions into Hospitality courses. The entrance examination is conducted in computer based mode and qualified students can get admissions into premier institutes.

  • GNIHM JET - Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management (GNIHM) conducts GNIHM JET for admission into the hospitality courses offered by the institute. Students will have to attempt the pen and paper based examination and qualify it for admissions. 

  • LPUNEST - Lovely Professional University offers admission into undergraduate hospitality management courses through LPUNEST. The students will have to qualify the entrance examination for admission into the institute.

Entrance Examinations for Postgraduate Hospitality Management Course

  • NCHMCT PG - Students will have to attempt the entrance examination of NCHMCT PG for admission into postgraduate hospitality courses. Along with their merit in the entrance examination, the other eligibility criteria will also be checked by the authorities for admission.

  • CAT - Common Admission Test or CAT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by Indian Institute of Management i.e. the IIMs on a rotational basis. For postgraduate management admissions, the students can attempt CAT and be eligible. 

  • XAT - XLRI, Jamshedpur conducts XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) to provide post graduate management admissions.  Students can qualify XAT to apply for admissions into hospitality management courses.

  • GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is also accepted for hospitality management admissions. The entrance examination is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

  • NMAT - NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) can be attempted by the students for admission into the postgraduate hospitality management courses. The examination is conducted in online mode.

Scope of Hospitality Management in India and Abroad

Hospitality Management is one of the emerging fields in the current industry. Many students opt for a career in hospitality management as the employment scope is very high in India and abroad. After completing their undergraduate studies in hospitality management, students can get recruited in top hospitality job domains or pursue post graduation and take up a specialization which will allow them to stream themselves into a particular field of profession. After completing their studies, the graduates can also go ahead and join the teaching profession if they do not want to work in the management field. Hospitality management graduates are also in demand in foreign countries due to tourism and the need for customer service skilled specialists are very high.

Course Fees Hospitality Management

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
4.86 K
B.Voc. in Hospitality Management at Little Flower College, Guruvayoor
12.70 K
B.Sc. in Hospitality Management at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
12.11 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Hospitality Management at Auro University, Surat
4.56 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Hospitality Management at Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai
6.80 K
P.G.D in Hospitality Management at All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai
20.23 K
P.G.D in Hospitality Management at University Department of Management Science, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
10.20 Lakhs
M.B.A in Hospitality Management at Amity University, Noida
11.75 Lakhs
M.B.A in Hospitality Management at Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur
2.54 Lakhs
Ph.D in Hospitality Management at Indus University, Ahmedabad
Data not available
3.23 Lakhs
Ph.D in Hospitality Management at Indus University, Ahmedabad
Data not available
10.00 K
Diploma in Hospitality Management at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
12.00 K
Diploma in Hospitality Management at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Jammu
2.25 Lakhs
Diploma in Hospitality Management at Starex University, Gurugram
67.10 K
Diploma in Hospitality Management at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Course Subjects

Under the Hospitality Management course, the students will have to study various subjects in both undergraduate and post graduate levels. The undergraduate courses will consist of general subjects, while more focus on specialization will be given in the postgraduate course. The various subjects which have to be studied by the students will allow them to be experienced with the field of hospitality management. The syllabus listed below are the general topics and may vary from institute to institute. 

BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration Syllabus


Hotel engineering

Foundation course in food production I

Foundation course in food beverage service I

Foundation course in front office I

Foundation course accommodation operations I





Foundation course in tourism

Foundation course in food production II

Foundation course in food beverage service II

Foundation course in front office II

Foundation course accommodation operations II

Principle of food science


Communication skill in English

Human resource management

Management in tourism


Accommodation operations

Food and beverage controls

Food production operations

Front office operations

Food beverage service operations

Food safety and quality

Hotel accountancy

Research methodology


Accommodation management I

Advanced food production operation I

Advanced food and beverage operation I

Front office management I

Financial management

Strategic management

Tourism marketing

Research project


Advanced food production operation II

Advanced food and beverage operation II

Accommodation management II

Front office management II

Food and beverage management

Facility planning

Research project

BBA in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Syllabus



Business Mathematics

Business Communication-I

Business and Cost Accounting in Tourism

Communicative English

Destination Mapping (India)

Fundamentals of IT-I

Managerial Economics

Management Concepts and Practices    

Principles of Management and Organization Behaviour

Science of Tourism


Applied Macro Economics

Business Communication-II

Computer Applications

Cultural Tourism

Destination Mapping (World)

Environmental Science

Fundamentals of IT-II

Human Resource Management

Introduction to Hospitality

Introduction to Travel and Tourism


Adventure and Wildlife Tourism

Business Communication

Front Office Management (Theory & Practical)

Financial Management

Organizational Behaviour

Personality Development & Presentation Skills

Professional Development-I

Tourism and Hospitality Marketing

Tourism Impacts

Total Quality Management – Tourism & Hospitality

Marketing Management

Marketing Innovations, Tourism and Hospitality

Organizational Behaviour


Airlines Operations, Ticketing & GDS

Business Research Methods

Event Management in Tourism

Human Resource Management

Hotel Management

Safety and Hygiene

Services Marketing

Summer Internship (8 Weeks)

Travel Writing

Tourism Resources in India

Professional Development-II

Property Management Systems

Research Methodology in Tourism


Business Ethics and Values

Cargo Management

Elective I – Airline Ticketing and ICT

Elective II – Wellness & Adventure Tourism

International Travel & Tourism

Laws Related to Tourism and Hospitality

Professional Development-III

Project/Study Tour Reports

Surface Transport Operation

Strategic Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Tour Operations and Product Development Management

Tourism Trends & Issues (Domestic & International)


Business Environment

Dissertation Work

Entrepreneurship Development in Tourism

Environmental Tourism

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Elective III – Air Cargo Management

Elective IV – Travel Agency & Tour Operations

International Marketing

Professional Development-IV

Tourism Laws

Tourism Development and Government Policy 1

Postgraduate in Hospitality Management Syllabus


Accounting for Management

Business Communication I

Behavioural Science I

Computer Applications

Economic Analysis

Food & Beverage Management & Control

Foreign Language I: French, German, Spanish, Japanese & Chinese

Marketing Management

Organizational Theory & Management

Quantitative Applications in Management


Business Communication II

Behavioural Science II

Business Environment & Law

Customer Relationship Management

Foreign Language II: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

Financial Management

Food Science & Dietetic Management

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Marketing Research & Report Preparation

Principles of Operation Management


Accommodation Management

Brand Management

Business Communication III

Behavioural Science III

Event & Conference Management

Facility Planning, Design & Management

Front Office Management

Foreign Language III: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

Hospitality Law

Strategic Management    

Summer Project (Evaluation)


Advertising & Sales Promotions

Business Communication IV

Behavioural Science IV

Foreign Language IV: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

Management in Action-Social, Economic & Ethical Issues

Marketing of Services

Recruitment, Selection, Training & Development

Public Relations & Corporate Images

Total Quality Management

Term Paper & Internship (Evaluation)

Careers in Hospitality Management

After completing an academic course in Hospitality Management, the students will be open to various career opportunities. The selection of the type of career will depend on the students as per their preference.

  • Customer Relation Executive -  Communicate with the customers and usually address their complaints, questions, and comments. 

  • Cabin Crew - Help passengers during the flight and give safety demonstrations. Cabin crew members also work to make the flying experience a pleasant one. Their main duty is to serve refreshments, meals and sell gifts and duty-free items. They are required to address all needs of the customers.

  • Executive Search Consultant - Works with the clients to fulfil their expectations and to coordinate with them regarding their findings and suggestions. 

  • Guest Service Officer - Usually found in hotels, the job profile consists of greeting customers, issuing keys, collecting payments and more.

  • Sales Coordinator - This job profile deals with customers and their complaints regarding the sale done from the organization. They are also responsible for coordinating the sales team and making reports.

  • Housekeeping Attendant - In this job profile, the students will have to ensure that the guests in the hotels, motels or lodges are comfortable. They are responsible for keeping the rooms clean and presentable.

  • Manager - While working as a manager, the students can be divided into different departments such as lodging, restaurant, finance, casino, cruise and more. The main job of the manager is to supervise the staff and to ensure that the operations are smooth. Managing budgets, hygiene checks, improving profitability and more are the work that has to be done by the manager.

  • Travel Agent - Interaction with customers and consulting them regarding the best travel packages are the common job of travel agents. They are also responsible for booking of transport tickets and lodging.

  • Professor/ Lecturer - Students who opt for this job will have the opportunity to teach others regarding the knowledge and skills required for hospitality management.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

For students with graduation or post graduation in Hospitality Management, myriad job profiles will be open in a variety of fields of management. After completing their studies, the students can apply for jobs in hotels, event management, travel, tourism, catering, cultural venues, real estate management, airlines, railways and more. Due to globalization, the demand for people who work in the hospitality field has increased and it has led to the creation of many job profiles. Recruitment of students will not be a problem, if they have completed their studies and have gathered the skills and experience to handle their job profile. A few of the job profiles that the students can opt for are listed below:

  • Event Management - Many students who have studied hospitality management opt for this job profile. People who work in event management are responsible for the creation and development of small or large scale events such as festivals, ceremonies, conferences, parties and more. Students can gain experience by working under an event management company and also open their own later in the future.

  • Catering Companies - Students can also opt for a job profile in catering companies. After completing their studies, if they have a flair for cooking, they can take up a job as a chef. Career options in customer service are also in demand nowadays.

  • Travel Agencies - Many travel agencies also hire hospitality management graduates since they need people who are skilled in handling customers. Students can work as tour operators and consultants in travel agencies after gaining a good amount of work experience.

  • Airline and Railways - In this job profile, the students can work as cabin crew or railway crew to service the needs of the customers. Hospitality management graduates are recruited for this job profile since they are specialized in customer management and know how to handle various types of situations in a professional manner.

  • Cultural Venues - Hospitality management graduates can also work in cultural venues as curators, receptionists and more job profiles, They will be required to interact with various people who come to visit the cultural venues. 

  • Real Estate Management - The need for hospitality management students is also great in real estate management. Since the real estate industry also requires interaction with people to operate, hospitality management students are recruited and can work as real estate agents and more.

  • Hospitality in Hotels - Hotels are the biggest industry where hospitality management students are recruited. Since there are many departments in the hotel industry, the students can opt for their specialized job profiled such as managers, reception, catering, servicing, housekeeping and more.

Top Recruiters

  • Hyatt Corporation

  • Accor Hospitality

  • Orchid Hotels

  • Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Ltd

  • Jaypee Group of Hotels

  • Reliance Retail Ltd

  • Starbucks

  • Marriott 

  • Cinepolis

  • Oberoi Hotels

  • The Lalit

  • Emirates 

  • Qatar Airways

  • Radisson 

  • Spicejet 

  • Lemon Tree

  • Le Meridian

Required Skillset for Hospitality Management

Since a career in hospitality management is quite demanding and requires a lot of communication, if the students have the following skill sets then they are expected to do well in the field:

  • Good communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Good organizational background

  • Extrovert nature

  • Polite, respectful and cooperative nature

  • Patience 

  • Self-discipline

Questions related to Hospitality Management

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Im in my final year of B.B.A(Tourism & Travel Management).Im in dilemma of what to persue further in my post-grad,masters. My first option is masters of aviation & second as masters in tourism,hospitality & event management.Need some sugesstions please

darshita 9th Feb, 2021


Some of the opportunities after BBA includes:

  • Specialize in Management (MBA) With a Master of Business Administration degree, you can pursue leadership roles in different sectors, including Banking, Finance, and others.
  • Become a Data Scientist - Data scientists gain insights from structured and unstructured data. They use those insights to create better-informed decisions, develop plans, and help their clients in getting the best results.
  • Join Public Services (UPSC) - You can prepare for the prestigious Union Public Service Commission’s exam for civil services.
  • Become a Digital Marketer - Digital marketers help their clients in developing a robust online presence and using it to expand their business.
  • Become a Product Manager
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  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) PGDM is another top choice of BBA graduates
  • Advertisement - Various private universities have started a course in hard core advertisement industry where you will be taught about branding, film making and production
  • Mass Media
Yes, you can also opt for mass media and when you have a management degree you will have an upper hand during placements.

Hope this helps!!!


how much mark should I take in this entrance to get( bba. in hospitality & tourism) in national Institute of tourism & hospitality management

harshita sharan Student Expert 3rd Feb, 2021

Hi Dear,

Bachelor of business Administration - BBA in Hospitality & Tourism is a three year undergraduate course in hospitality management offered by Dr YSR National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad and is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. The admission to the course is based on written test. The cut off for unreserved category is at around 3000 rank. The cut off varies every year.

For list of BBA colleges visit the link below:

good Luck


MSc of Hospitality and hotel administration

suprava.65 23rd Jan, 2021


Your question is not clear. Kindly give more details.

Thank you


I am doing msc in Hospitality Management with major Marketing & HRM also Leisure Management , Event Management. ? what are the subjects i can give ugc net?

Ambika Ashok 5th Feb, 2021

Hello Aspirant,

With the subjects you have mentioned your two options would be UGC NET in Management or Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management. Basically the requirement is that , whatever subject you wish to take up for UGC NET , should have been studied by you as the major or one of the main subjects in masters or post graduation degree. You may visit the official UGC NET NTA website to see the list of subjects and their eligibility  criteria.

You can download the syllabus for each subject in the below link:

All the best


am doing MSc In Hospitality Management with major HRM want to know can i give exam ugc net in MANAGEMENT , HRM , TOURISM ADMIN ??????

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 31st Jan, 2021


Applicants who have secured at least 55% marks (without taking  rounding off) in Masters Degree OR equivalent examination from recognized universities/institutions affiliated  by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for ugc net.  Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates  belonging to non-creamy layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Masters degree or equivalent examination are eligible for ugc net exam.

you may follow the below link to know the syllabus:

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