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  • 93%of our students have jobs upon graduation
  • 65countries represent our student body, making us the most diverse hospitality program in the world
  • 931 undergraduate students
  • 82MS and Executive Master's students
  • 41MS in Global Hospitality Business students
  • 15Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration students
  • $1,000,000 in merit-based scholarships (almost) were awarded last year
  • 7,951alumni work in hospitality leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world

HOSPITALITY MEANS BUSINESS!

Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant” but we are so much more! We are a specialized business degree program in hospitality, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality management, global hospitality business and hospitality administration, respectively, as well as a minor in beverage management and marketing. Our graduates realize incredible career opportunities around the globe in lodging, restaurants, catering and events, casino, spa and club management, food safety, conference services, hospitality technology, sports and entertainment venues, marketing and social media, tourism, revenue management, wine and spirits distribution – and these are just a few  specialized areas of hospitality. A huge part of our industry is food & beverage management, so our students spend quality time in chef coats learning basic cooking, food safety and knife skills, but we are not a culinary program. Our focus is always on management, not what’s on the menu. Still, many aspiring chefs come here to learn about the business and operational side of the restaurant industry either before or after they complete a culinary program. Here, we prepare the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. And with our specialized team of counselors in our Career Development office, we are ready and willing to help you navigate this global industry through internships and career fairs where we bring top hospitality employers to you. Hospitality is the world’s #1 employer. We ARE hospitality. We will help you find your place in our industry!

 

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San Antonio

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and is regarded as the “Tourism Capital of Texas.” Thanks to the overwhelming support by area employers, the world’s leading hospitality management program (that’s us!) has a new campus at Sunset Station’s historic Mission Hotel. Hilton College is the first provider of a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in the Alamo City.

WE ARE IN SAN ANTONIO

Faculty Accolades

D. Christopher Taylor

Dr. Chris Taylor, along with Drs. Nelson Barber and Daniel Remar of the University of New Hampshire, were just awarded one of two 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for their highly commended paper titled “Desirability bias and perceived effectiveness influence on willingness-to-pay for pro-environmental wine products.” The article was published in the International Journal of Wine Business Research. Their research addressed whether or not consumers are basing their wine purchasing decisions on concern for the environment.


Jiseon Ahn, a doctoral candidate in the College’s first cohort of Ph.D. students, and Dr. Ki-Joon Back have had their paper titled “Influence of Brand Relationship on Customer Attitude Toward Integrated Resort Brands: A Cognitive, Affective, and Conative Perspective” accepted for publication in the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. Their study aims to identify and assess the antecedents of integrated resort brand loyalty from the perspective of Oliver’s (1997) cognitive, affective and conative theory of attitudinal brand loyalty. The results revealed that integrated resort brands carry high awareness of the relationship, and that the brand will invoke an emotional value in customers. 

 

Jiseon Ahn Dr. Ki-Joon Back

Yoon-Koh

Dr. Yoon Koh has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights (JHTI). This new publication is a sister journal to the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. JHTI is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research articles in all academic areas of the hospitality and tourism field. Its goal is to enhance the ongoing conversation among hospitality and tourism practitioners, academics and professionals.

Hilton College is THE place to advance your career with a hospitality graduate degree! Choose from our Master of Science in Hospitality Management, a joint MS/MBA, Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, Online Executive Master of Hospitality Management or Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration. To learn more, contact Graduate Programs Manager Alisha Harrison at atharrison@uh.edu or 713.743.6537.

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