Industry Update
Press Release10 January 2014

Oxford School of Hospitality Management ranked top in United Kingdom

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The Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University has again been ranked the top provider of hospitality management education in the United Kingdom.


The ranking comes from the latest survey of senior managers from luxury hotels worldwide (published in November 2013). It was undertaken by Taylor Nelson Sofres, the world's largest provider of custom research and analysis.

The primary purpose of the 2013 survey was to establish the relative ranking of the various international hospitality management schools providing university-level programmes from which employers are likely to recruit staff for luxury international hotel companies.

A total of 232 questionnaires from 63 different countries were received. Over half of

respondents (54%) had recruited graduates from at least two and up to five different hospitality management schools for their organizations. Three quarters (75%) of respondents were human resources managers or hotel general managers with primary responsibility for hiring decisions. The respondents came from a broad range of hotel companies.

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management was ranked seventh in the world and was the only UK institution to appear in the top ten. A list of 86 hospitality management schools located around the world was presented to respondents. In addition to this list, respondents were invited to add any other schools in their ranking which might not have appeared in the pre-selected list.

Donald Sloan, Head of The Oxford School of Hospitality Management commented, "This ranking reflects the dedication of my colleagues, who provide higher education of outstanding quality, and whose research and constant interaction with industry informs our curriculum. In addition to delivering challenging academic programmes that enhance students' intellectual abilities, they focus on equipping students with the professional skills that help them progress their careers. It also speaks of the quality of our graduates, the vast majority of whom pursue highly successful management and leadership careers in the international hospitality and tourism industries."

This recognition from industry comes on top of the recently published Key Information Statistics (from Unistats, the UK data agency that enables comparisons between all UK universities). The results ranked the Oxford School of Hospitality Management as top in the UK for graduate salaries and for graduate employment.

About The Oxford School of Hospitality Management 

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is a leading provider of higher education in the field of international hospitality and tourism management. The School has achieved an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. The School is ranked in the top three hospitality schools in the world (Worldwide Hospitality School Awards 2016) and top in the UK for student satisfaction (KIS data, 2016).

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