A general degree in business administration does not equip you to manage a company in the hospitality sector, which has some very unique features. Trying to run a hotel like a factory or supermarket will cause things to turn very unfunny really quickly.
The hospitality industry can be divided naturally into four general areas:
- Food and beverage
- Travel and tourism
Since the same customer generally requires more than one of these services, and several of them may fall under the same enterprise's umbrella, all of them are covered in a hospitality management course. These are offered all over the world, both at universities and general schools.
You may want to consider studying this subject in one of the countries famous for their elegant, well-run hotels, though, Switzerland and France in particular. Many institutions there present courses in English, and a certificate from them carries a certain cachet with employers.
Some of the subjects covered include human resources management, food service, accounting, and facilities management. Each of these works slightly differently in the hospitality industry compared to others.
Strategic planning, financial management, marketing, and other business courses are further supplemented by practical modules intended to show you how things work in the real world.