Best Tourism and Hospitality Schools in the World - University Rankings 2020

The hospitality and tourism industries offer numerous job opportunities to students who want to develop a career in one of these fields. Of course, the journey starts with finding the right Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Tourism Management.

If you’re only interested in top universities, these are the best hospitality and management schools in the world based on rankings created by TopUniversities, Shanghai University, and the CEOWORLD magazine:

1. Best tourism schools in the world – TopUniversities QS Rankings by Subject 2019

View the full ranking on the TopUniversities official website.

2. Best tourism schools in the world – Shanghai Rankings by Subject 2019

See other top-ranked universities on the official Shanghai Rankings webpage.

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3. Best tourism schools in the world – CEOWORLD magazine

To create their hospitality ranking, the CEOWORLD magazine used criteria like the perceived global brand’s influence, responses from recruiters, employers’ feedback, job placement rates, admission eligibility, specialisation, and the academic reputation of universities and colleges.

View the complete rankings on the CEOWORLD website.

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Student reviews of the best hospitality and tourism schools in the world

Haven’t chosen a university yet? No worries! Perhaps student reviews can help you decide which university or college is right for you. Here’s what several alumni have to say about some of the best hospitality and management schools in the world:

Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

“My study in SHMS has been a really great experience for me, since I have learned not only the educational part but also about manners, discipline, social behaviours. We are not only taught the theoretical things but also we learn practical skills.”

Bournemouth University

“I got a really good balance of different topics and courses. It is a diverse group of individuals from all over the world. There are many opportunities to network and progress in your education. It is tough, but it feels like you are accomplishing something important.”

Griffith University

“The university had an abundance of helpful workshops and real-life opportunities to engage in outside of our studies, to further leverage our desired career path. I always felt supported and engaged. Overall, a wonderful experience.”

North Arizona University

“Northern Arizona University is one of those universities with an incredibly comfortable atmosphere that motivates for studying. I had a great experience at this university: classes are interesting, professors are passionate about what they teach, students are open-minded (which is important for me, because I am an international student) and hard working. Studying at this university changed my life at some point. I am very grateful for that.”

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