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  • 91%of our students have jobs upon graduation
  • 54countries represent our student body, making us the most diverse hospitality program in the world
  • 931 undergraduate students
  • 82MS and Executive Master's students
  • 34MS in Global Hospitality Business students
  • 15Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration students
  • $1,000,000 in merit-based college and university scholarships awarded
  • 8,026 alumni work in hospitality leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world


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, so our students spend quality time in chef coats learning basic cooking, food safety and knife skills. 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 No. 1 employer. We ARE hospitality. We will help you find your place in our industry!


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!) now offers classes 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.


Faculty Accolades


Dr. Juan M. Madera and coauthor Stefanie K. Johnson have had their article on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry published in the Harvard Business Review. Titled “Sexual Harassment is Pervasive in the Restaurant Industry. Here’s What Needs to Change,” this article studies the insidious routine harassment of service workers by managers, coworkers and customers.


During the 23rd Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, the conference’s top honors went to Hilton College leadership. Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies Ki-Joon Back was given the prestigious Michael Olsen Award for his research and commitment to graduate education. During the gala dinner, Dean Dennis Reynolds received the Founder’s Award for lifetime achievement.



Ki-Joon Back Dennis Reynolds


Doctoral candidate Amanda Belarmino has had her third peer-review paper accepted for publication. Along with coauthor Dr. Yoon Koh, the article titled “How E-WOM Motivations Vary by Hotel Review Website" will be published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Based on equity theory, their study investigates if guests write on different review websites because of different internal motivations. It also examines the moderating effect of service – exceeds, neutral, negative, and service recovery – on the relationship between motivations and type of website to write reviews. Prior research on this subject typically examined one website or aggregated results from multiple websites, ignoring website specific differences. Their findings can help hoteliers to understand why initiatives to promote reviews on certain websites may be unsuccessful.

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 or 713.743.6537.

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