School and Ranking Info
The sole school within 25 miles of Baltimore, MD, that offers programs in hospitality management is a for-profit institution that has been approved by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to confer degrees and diplomas. Hospitality management programs lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees; individual courses of study allow for externships or the chance to qualify for a professional certification.
- Winner: Stratford University, which finalized its affiliation with Baltimore International College (BIC) in 2012, has a designated School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. At the Baltimore campus, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality Management or Master of Science (MS) in International Hospitality Management.
School Info Chart
|School Type||4-year, private for-profit|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)||Undergraduate: $15,135*|
|Hospitality Management Degrees Offered||Associate, bachelor's and master's|
|Noteworthy||Eligible hospitality management students may obtain a certificate from the American Hotel and Motel Association or become Certified Hospitality Supervisors|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
- Hospitality management program includes daytime, evening and weekend classes
- Hospitality management students train in up-to-date facilities
- Associate and bachelor's programs in hospitality management require externships
- Some hospitality management courses are available online
Stratford University is a career training school with six campuses in Virginia and one in Baltimore, MD; additional programs are available online. In addition to the hospitality management programs, the university offers an AAS in Baking and Pastry Arts or Advanced Culinary Arts, a BA in Culinary Management and an Advanced Culinary Arts Professional Diploma.
Students in the AAS in Hotel and Restaurant Management program learn about business and contractual practices, customer service, personnel management and strategic marketing. The lower-level courses found in the associate degree program transfer to the BA in Hospitality Management, which has concentrations in advanced culinary arts, baking and pastry or hotel and restaurant management. Upper-level electives include catering, convention and international hotel management; wine appreciation and workplace diversity. Core requirements for the MS in International Management program cover topics in financial, human resource and operations management; facilities development, information technology and research.