The Department of Hotel & Tourism Management
BA – Hotel and Tourism Management
The three-year program in Hotel and Tourism Management comprises three integrated components:
Business Administration – core courses such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Operations Management.
Hospitality Management – including Food and Beverage Management, Accounting and Finance for the Hospitality Industry.
Tourism Management – including Tourism Venture Development, Sociology of Tourism, Tourism and Regional Planning and Airline Management.
In addition to lectures and seminars, students learn from case studies, laboratories and individual or group projects directly linked to the industry.
MA - Tourism and Hotel Management
The program is designed for managers or graduate students interested in expanding their academic knowledge and managerial skills in the fields of tourism, hospitality and restaurants that are of prime importance to Israeli economy.
The M.A. program offers a new curriculum of courses which are taught by experts from academia and by leading executives in the fields of tourism and hospitality.
Students are able to choose between two tracks: a research track that includes a thesis project, and a second track that is intended for candidates with an applied orientation.
B.A. students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practical work at leading hotel and tourism organizations in Israel and abroad. These hours may be accumulated during the summer months or throughout the school year. Faculty members closely supervise practical training with regular site visits to monitor student-employer involvement. The practical training program is also an important factor in generating employment for graduates. Thanks to the cooperation of Mr. Sol Freedman, Mr. Bernard Sillins, Ms. Jessica Sillins, Mr. Shimmie Horn, Mr. Stuart Podolsky, Mr. Jay Podolsky, Mr. Jay Wartski and several other New York and North Carolina hotel owners, some students are eligible to participate in a special three-month internship program at hotels in Manhattan New York and Charlotte, NC.
Graduates of the Department enjoy a very high placement rate within all sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry including hotel sales, marketing, food and beverage, front office, restaurants, event planning and consulting. Many students continue their studies in graduate programs in Israel and abroad.
The Department maintains close ties with the industry's leading experts as well as Israel's Ministry of Tourism.
Both undergraduate and graduate students may choose to concentrate on either Tourism Management or Hospitality Management by selecting courses and practical training components to suit their preference.
Faculty members are dedicated to the highest quality research and their articles are published in leading international journals. In addition to departmental collaboration, joint research with other universities is also encouraged. Graduate students in the School, both at masters and Ph.D. levels pursue research activities in the Department.
The Department's faculty members serve as referees and guest editors and sit on the editorial boards of several journals. The Israel Ministry of Tourism has awarded considerable research grants to promote and encourage the Department's innovative work