What are the Benefits of Earning a Hospitality Management Degree?

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Thinking about earning a hospitality management degree? As the industry continues to thrive, particularly in Arizona and across the Southwest, there has never been a better time to start your journey to a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Continue reading to learn about the program at Grand Canyon University and how it can prepare you for success:

Start with a Strong Foundation

As a hospitality management major at GCU, you will learn about a wide variety of topics in order to build a strong foundation of knowledge. The combination of business principles and communication skills will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the hospitality industry. Some of the topics you will explore in your courses include:

  • Principles of marketing
  • Economics
  • Financial accounting
  • Ethical and legal issues in business
  • Business statistics
  • Hotel and lodging management
  • Food and beverage service operations

Become a Hospitality Professional

Hospitality management professionals play a key role in the success of the organizations they work for, whether it be a hotel or a restaurant. They are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and going above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. By earning a hospitality management degree from GCU, you can prepare to take on these tasks and excel in your career.

Advance in the Workplace

Upon graduation, you may find yourself working in an entry-level management position in the hospitality industry that has the potential to lead to a leadership position as you gain experience. Additionally, due to the knowledge and hands-on experience you gain in your degree program, you will have an edge when you apply for higher up positions.

Find Fulfillment in Your Career

Working as a hospitality professional can be rewarding. Whether you decide to become a general manager of a hotel, specialize in food services management or even become a resort manager, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of your customers each day.

Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business offers leading-edge degrees that address the demands of contemporary business environments. To learn more about the business programs at GCU, visit our website or request more information by using the button at the top of the page.

Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior earning a communications degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.