Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hotel Management Education Focuses on a Range of Positions

For people with a broad area of managerial interest who intend to enter a career in the hospitality industry, a hotel management degree in Canada or diploma is the best route. That’s because this type of hotel management education allows them to pursue a range of careers in number of areas, among which are managerial positions in: general management, accounting or financial, human resources, food and beverage, front office, sales and marketing and housekeeping.

It also equips students with various skills that include: ensuring a high degree of customer satisfaction by providing hospitality services in a professional manner; contributing to marketing and sales effectiveness to promote successful operation of a hospitality enterprise; and applying human resources and management knowledge to enhance performance as an employee and team member.

But how does one program train students of all of these areas and equip them with these skills? Centennial College’s Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort program, which students complete in two short years, has it down to a science.

Here’s how:

•Obtaining a hotel management education at Centennial College is accessible thanks to its easy to meet admission requirements, which include: at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or being 19 years of age or older; compulsory English 12C or U credit, skills assessment or equivalent.

•Additional accessibility comes by way of three admission points during the year (September, January and May).

•All hotel management education courses have been crafted to keep in mind the knowledge and ability to link directly into the industry at the conclusion of the program. As such, students gain an understanding of the interrelationships between departments that drive performance in the hotel and resort industry.

•To ensure that students are ready for wherever their career takes them, this hotel management education covers areas such as a full range of business practices (marketing, human resources, finance and industry operations as applied to the accommodation industry) in lectures and through practical application.

•On-campus facilities allow students to practice everything they have learned in real life environments that include a restaurant, a conference centre, commercial kitchens and even a hotel.

•Additional practical application in this hotel management education program is offered by way of an industry field placement, which is designed for students to test out their knowledge in the real world and build valuable relationships with employers that will give them the upper hand over their competition.

•This hotel management education program enjoys a respectable reputation in the industry. As such, its grads have been hired by top companies such as: Delta Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Inter-Continental Hotel Group, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Star wood Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham International and Choice Hotel.

•Centennial College’s hotel management education program prides itself on making simple the transition to further education via articulated programs with select universities, institutes and professional associations.

•Educational partnerships allow students to apply academic credit towards further study and include: Royal Roads University, Athabasca University, University of New Brunswick, Switzerland’s International Hotel Management Institute and Vancouver Island University.

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