Hospitality Management

100%

Employed

100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.

100%

Student Satisfaction

100% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$30k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $29,580.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101092

Credits: 62

Area of Study: Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness

Delivery Method:
100% Online*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,611.80
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,109.70
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

The Hospitality Management program at Madison College will propel you to the next level in the hospitality industry. Hospitality is the fastest growing industry in the world and the second largest industry in Wisconsin. This program is designed to increase you skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communications
  • Cost control
  • Motivation
  • Team-building
  • Human relations
  • Life skills 

Through a combination of classroom and on-the-job experiences, you will learn about:

  • Lodging
  • Food service
  • Resort operation
  • Sports facility operation
  • Tourism marketing
  • Special events
  • Meetings and conventions

Hospitality Management credits transfer from Madison College to UW-Stout toward the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree. 

Program Details

Hospitality Management is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree and two technical diplomas. All will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

Students in the Hospitality Management program can attend full or part time.

Hospitality Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

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Your advantages at Madison College

  • Participate in flexible, interactive programs that fit your busy life.
  • Gain a strong understanding of the hospitality industry and be prepared to take on roles with hotels, restaurants, ports venues, casinos, travel and tourism, the food and beverage industry, and more!
  • Learn from experienced and credited instructors with real-world hospitality experience.
  • Experience life as a hospitalitarian as you complete your on-site internship.
  • Earn credit for prior learning through transfer credits, certifications, challenge exams, and experiential credit.
  • Obtain additional diploma credentials by completing earn-as-you-go career pathway credits.
  • Build relevant, marketable skills as you explore the core outcomes of our program.
  • Set yourself apart and make Madison College part of your story today!

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Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Details
Students who complete the hospitality management program can transfer up to 65 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Outcomes

After completing the Hospitality Management program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Plan the operations within a hospitality organization.
  • Organize hospitality resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control hospitality processes/procedures.
Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Hospitality Management Program at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Hotel Executive Housekeeper
  • Hotel Sales Manager 
  • Meeting Planner

With additional education and/or experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Association Executive
  • Department Head
  • Regional Manager
  • District Manager
  • Director

One out of every 10 workers in Wisconsin is employed in the hospitality and tourism industry. Career opportunities are limitless; however, the expectation for greatest growth is in management and supervisory positions.

Graduates of the Madison College Hospitality program typically earn $28,500 to $35,000 annually.

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates9114
    Number of Surveys Sent9114
    Number of Surveys Returned554
    Percent of Surveys Returned55.60%45.50%100.00%
    Available for Employment354
    Percent Available for Employment60.00%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market200
    Percent Not in Labor Market40.00%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed353
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%75.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation043
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation0.00%80.00%100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation310
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation100.00%20.00%0.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment001
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%25.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.833.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses454
    Very Satisfied (4)323
    Percent Very Satisfied75.00%40.00%75.00%
    Satisfied (3)121
    Percent Satisfied25.00%40.00%25.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)010
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%20.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses554
    Preparation for Getting a Job112
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job20.00%20.00%50.00%
    Career Change010
    Percent Career Change0.00%20.00%0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills210
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills40.00%20.00%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education212
    Percent Preparation for Further Education40.00%20.00%50.00%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%20.00%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses353
    Before Enrollment021
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%40.00%33.30%
    While Attending the College130
    Percent While Attending the College33.30%60.00%0.00%
    After Training at the College202
    Percent After Training at the College66.70%0.00%66.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses353
    In College District222
    Percent In College District66.70%40.00%66.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District110
    Percent of In Wisconsin33.30%20.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin021
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%40.00%33.30%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count13
    Average Monthly Wage$4,135 $2,465
    Average Hourly Wage$24.04 $14.33
    Average Work Hours per Week4040
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count2
    Average Hourly Wage$12.68
    Average Work Hours per Week28.7
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Cave of the Mounds Event Specialist Blue Mounds
    Concourse Hotel Guest Service Representative
    The Drake General Services Administrator Chicago IL

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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