PhDs in Hospitality, Leisure & Sports

Hospitality Management

Hospitality management focuses on ensuring customer safety and comfort in a hotel, restaurant or entertainment facility. Hospitality management centres on customer satisfaction that would lead to his loyalty and repeated business. Students in hospitality management usually have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in real hospitality organisations. Hospitality management integrates theories from similar disciplines like: commerce, business administration and supply chain management and logistics.

Main topics offered by programmes in hospitality management cover: hotel operation, hospitality management communication, catering and banquet management, applied foodservice sanitation, hotel and restaurant financial management, travel and tour operation.

Students in hospitality management will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement business development and quality management strategies. They will gain basic administrative abilities in order to control organisation, planning and scheduling activities. Most importantly, students will develop excellent customer service and communication skills as working in hospitality facility involves establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues and clients.

Graduates apply for employment in restaurants, hotels, casinos, clubs, and contract food services. They find jobs as hotel managers, travel agents, clerks, cost controllers, restaurant managers or cruise line personnel.

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Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) TopUniversities Ranking (2018)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 1 3
Griffith University Southport, Australia 2 9
University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia 3 12
Pennsylvania State University University Park, United States 4 7
Loughborough University Loughborough, United Kingdom 5 -
University of Surrey Guildford, United Kingdom 6 5
Purdue University West Lafayette, United States 7 9
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, United States 8 6
Bournemouth University Bournemouth, United Kingdom 9 16
University of Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom 10 -
Kyung Hee Cyber University Seoul, South Korea 11 -
University of Florida Gainesville, United States 12 19
Temple University Philadelphia, United States 13 -
University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand 14 -
Texas A&M University College Station, United States 15 13
University of Waikato Hamilton, New Zealand 16 24
Leeds Beckett University Leeds, United Kingdom 17 -
Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 17 -
James Cook University Townsville, Australia 19 -
University of Central Florida Orlando, United States 20 23
Monash University Melbourne, Australia 21 22
Southern Cross University Lismore, Australia 22 38
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada 23 13
Sejong University Seoul, South Korea 24 26
Cornell University Ithaca, United States 25 11
University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia 26 27
Washington State University Pullman, United States 27 35
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise, United States 28 1
University of Cologne Köln, Germany 29 -
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 30 -
Michigan State University East Lansing, United States 31 21
University of South Carolina Columbia, United States 32 -
Arizona State University Tempe Junction, United States 33 -
University of Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa 34 -
Victoria University Melbourne, Australia 35 -
University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom 36 30
University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada 37 -
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada 38 45
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 39 -
Florida State University Tallahassee, United States 40 -
The University of Exeter Exeter, United Kingdom 41 28
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beersheba, Israel 42 -
Curtin University Perth, Australia 43 -
Oxford Brookes University Oxford, United Kingdom 44 34
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, United States 45 40
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Preston, United Kingdom 46 -
University of Wollongong Wollongong, Australia 47 -
University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand 48 -
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst Center, United States 49 -
University of Houston Houston, United States 50 -
Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand 51 45
Brock University St. Catharines, Canada 51 -
Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff, United Kingdom 51 -
College of Charleston Charleston, United States 51 -
Deakin University  Burwood, Australia 51 -
East Carolina University Greenville, United States 51 -
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, United States 51 -
KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium 51 -
La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia 51 50
Linnaeus University Växjö, Sweden 51 -
Lund University Lund, Sweden 51 -
National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan 51 -
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, United States 51 -
Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield, United Kingdom 51 32
The Ohio State University Columbus, United States 51 -
The University of Western Australia Perth, Australia 51 -
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 51 -
University of Alicante Alicante, Spain 51 -
University of Bath Bath, United Kingdom 51 -
University of Nottingham Nottingham, United Kingdom 51 -
University of Oulu Oulu, Finland 51 -
University of Technology Sydney Sydney, Australia 51 -
University of the Balearic Islands Palma de Mallorca, Spain 51 -
Wageningen University and Research Wageningen, Netherlands 51 -
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 51 -
Bangor University Bangor, United Kingdom 76 -
Brunel University London London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom 76 -
Clemson University Clemson, United States 76 -
Dong-A University Busan, South Korea 76 -
Federation University Australia Ballarat, Australia 76 -
Ghent University Gent, Belgium 76 -
Iowa State University Ames, United States 76 -
McGill University Montréal, Canada 76 -
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Oslo, Norway 76 -
Pusan National University Busan, South Korea 76 -
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia 76 -
University of Calgary Calgary, Canada 76 -
University of Georgia Athens, United States 76 -
University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Sweden 76 -
University of Hull Hull, United Kingdom 76 -
University of Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria 76 -
University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal 76 -
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 76 -
University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, United States 76 -
University of Stirling Stirling, United Kingdom 76 -
Western Sydney University Sydney, Australia 76 -
Victoria University of Wellington Wellington, New Zealand 76 -
University of Western Ontario London, Canada 76 -
Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford, Canada 76 -
EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) Lausanne, Switzerland - 2
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education Montreux, Switzerland - 4
Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Montreux, Switzerland - 8
IMI International Management Institute Switzerland Lucerne, Switzerland - 17
Glion Institute of Higher Education Glion, Switzerland - 20
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore - 25
Kyung Hee University Seoul, South Korea - 31
University Sains Malaysia George Town, Malaysia - 32
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea - 35
Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) Breda, Netherlands - 37
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 38
Korea University Seoul, South Korea - 40
George Washington University Washington, D. C., United States - 42
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) Moscow, Russia - 43
North Carolina State University Raleigh, United States - 44
Lincoln University Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand - 48
University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom - 48
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