2018 Compilation: Best Hotel Management School Rankings

15 May. 2018

When you are deciding which undergraduate or graduate hospitality degree program to attend, rankings can help you compare different programs that have caught your eye. We compiled the best hotel management school rankings out there. 

So, what are best universities for hospitality and tourism management in the world? 

The ranking methodologies vary, but EHL is the only university present in the top 5 across all rankings.

Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2017

Eduniversal classifies and highlights Masters programs which prepare and graduate the most competent students into the global workforce based on the following criteria:

  1. The reputation of the program based on the opinions of recruiters and the level of "Palme of Excellence" of the school
  2. The salary of the 1st employment weighted by country and by the average annual salary of its executives
  3. The students satisfaction
  4. The different nationalities registered in its programs
  5. The possibility for graduates to do an internship or to work abroad
  6. The students work experience
  7. The availability of distance learning

What are the best hospitality management masters?

  1. Cornell University
  2. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne / Hong Kong Polytechnic University / University of Houston
  3. ESSEC
  4. Erasmus University
  5. EM Lyon / Paul Bocuse

CEO World Magazine, 2017

The CEOWORLD magazine's hotranking is unique among international higher education institution surveys as it evaluates schools in terms of the full scope of their missions, including:

  1. Global reputation and influence
  2. Recruiter feedback
  3. Job placement rate
  4. Admission eligibility
  5. Specialization
  6. Academic reputation
  7. Peer ranking from senior scholars in over 52 countries

What are the best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world?

  1. Cornell University
  2. University of Central Florida (UCF)
  3. University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)
  4. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne 
  5. Michigan State University

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Hospitalitymanagementdegrees.net 2017

The Hospitality Management Degrees ranking considers hospitality schools and departments that stand out as leaders in the field, that influence the international hospitality industry through their graduates and research, and that will continue to shape the hospitality industry moving forward.

This ranking’s results focuses on several major criteria:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Employer Reputation
  3. International Student Score
  4. Percentage of International Students

What are the most prestigious hospitality management departments in the world?

  1. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  2. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne 
  3. Les Roches
  4. University of Queensland
  5. University of Surrey

Educations.com 2017

Major educational website Educations.com ranks universities based on a variety of qualitative factors:

  1. The percentage of international students enrolled in the university
  2. The services provided to students before, during, and after their studies (internship availability and extra-curricular)
  3. The global and national rankings of the university
  4. The popularity of the study abroad destination
  5. The openness of the host-country to international students (ease of application to student visas)
  6. The student reviews as well as private evaluations emailed to educations.com
  7. The percentage of employment of international students after graduation
  8. The importance placed on programs to prepare students for an increasingly changing world

What are the top 5 universities to study hotel management?

  1. Cornell University
  2. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  3. University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)
  4. University of Central Florida (UCF)
  5. Oxford Brookes

QS world university rankings 2018

QS Top Universities, the higher education data specialist evaluates yearly hospitality and leisure management schools in the world according to the following six metrics: 

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Employer Reputation
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

What are the top hospitality and leisure management schools in the world?

  1. University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)
  2. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne 
  3. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  4. University of Surrey
  5. Glion Institute of Higher Education

Why is EHL among the top hospitality schools in the world?

Here are some of the reasons why all the major ranking systems giving EHL top honors:

  1. EHL's strong academic curriculum coupled with real-life practical education creates versatile hospitality professionals - the secret sauce to a long-lasting career in hospitality
  2. EHL's reputation for excellence means graduates receive fast placement in top-tier positions
  3. EHL combines a truly international outlook (over 100 nationalities on campus), with the strong traditions of Swiss hospitality
  4. EHL collaborates with its extensive industry network to invent the future of hospitality
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