Where could a hospitality management degree take you?
Studying hospitality management can lead to a range of exciting careers, consider these opportunities a hotel or restaurant management degree could open up for you.
A hospitality management degree could be the key you need to unlock doors all around the world. A qualification in this field gives you broad scope to decide which career direction to take.
1. Hotel management
In Australia there were around 270,000 people working in the hotel industry, according to the Australian Hotels Association. With the high number of jobs available, there are abundant opportunities for highly-skilled hospitality management graduates.
The supervisory and management skills from a hotel management degree could set you on your way toward running a hotel. The advantage of the hotel sector is the diversity of jobs - you could find yourself in a front office role or supervising the kitchen. Hotels also need human resource managers, finance experts, event planners, marketing executives and sales people.
If you enjoy leading teams in a fast-paced environment you could advance quickly through the ranks to a management or department head position.
2. Restaurant management
A restaurant management degree will encourage your leadership potential and teach you core business knowledge required to manage a restaurant enterprise. Restaurant management could involve planning menus, and using your accounting skills to coordinate budgets. Alternatively, you might work in human resources as a recruiter or trainer.
With the Australian Government's Job Outlook Initiative predicting strong growth in this sector over the next five years, employment prospects for café and restaurant managers is looking extremely positive. For the entrepreneurs at heart, with a restaurant management qualification you could open your own business!
3. Open your own food business
A restaurant management degree can help you make your own dream business a reality. Whether that's opening your own café, food truck or catering business, you could be your own boss working in a career you're passionate about. Studying restaurant management will provide you with expertise in small business management, communications, finances and marketing - all the essential tools you will need to build a successful and rewarding food business.
4. Why choose to study with Le Cordon Bleu
A degree in hospitality management from Le Cordon Bleu can is a globally recognised qualification. Choosing to study one of our world-class programmes in International Hotel or Restaurant Management will give you the confidence, expertise and global connections you need to pursue an international career.
To find out more about where a degree in hospitality management could take you, contact Le Cordon Bleu today.