Residential hospitality, the area of hospitality revolving around luxury apartments, assisted living, and condos, is a new and growing part of the hospitality industry.
The Johnson & Wales University’s online residential hospitality management program “is answering a need from the industry,” says JWU professor Paul Bagdan, PhD.
Residential and community association manager occupations will be growing by 10 percent in the next seven years, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. This new niche of the industry is looking for educated professionals with a passion for guests services and enhancing residential experiences. As a world-renowned leader in the field, Johnson & Wales University and its online residential hospitality management degree program can help students reach their career goals within this specific realm of hospitality.
What do Residential Hospitality Management Students Learn?
Students will develop the skills necessary to successfully enhance the residential experience of guests while communicating professionally within the residential hospitality industry.
Students will also have the opportunity to focus their education on one of three areas of residential hospitality. “You could focus in condos and resorts, luxury apartments, or assisted living,” Professor Bagdan explained. “Or you could have a little bit of each of those if you’re not sure what you want to go into.”
Students will learn from distinguished professors like Professor Bagdan, who has been working in the hospitality industry for over 30 years and teaching at JWU for 20 years.
While pursuing your online degree in residential hospitality management, you will take major courses like:
- Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry
- Introduction to Residential Property Operations Management
- Resort, Vacation Ownership and Spa Management
- Leadership in Recreation/Leisure Settings
- Real Estate
- And more
What Career Opportunities are Available to Residential Hospitality Management Graduates?
Upon graduating, students will have an understanding of risk and security factors, human resources, guest services, and residential law to prepare them to take on a number of positions in every U.S. market as well as many international markets in residential hospitality.
“There is a substantial demand for this area,” said Bagdan. “What’s so wonderful about it is that we’re preparing students for a great job.”
Graduates will develop the necessary skills needed to take on a number of professions in the field, such as:
- Residential Advisor
- Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Manager
- Lodging Manager
- And more
Start your residential hospitality career path with a bachelor’s degree from JWU Online!
Want to learn more about earning your residential hospitality management degree with Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education? For more information, complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881.