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Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Gain the Practical Business Experience You Need to Compete in the Hospitality Industry

Stratford University’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Hotel and Restaurant Management program will provide you with the hotel administration and business management skills you need to successfully manage a hospitality property. Our program curriculum was developed based on skill sets and competencies employers look for in today’s hospitality professionals and will make you a more competitive candidate in the job market.

Moreover, Stratford’s Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management will lead you through an examination of industry trends, practical learning experiences, and professional development courses designed to enhance your marketability. Upon completion of our program, you will have built a firm foundation in the following areas:

  • Basics in Business Management (i.e. Accounting, Business Technology, Office Procedures, etc.);
  • Sales and Marketing Strategies;
  • Event planning & Contract Negotiations;
  • Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality;
  • Staff Management and Supervision, and more.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Stratford alumni have launched and advanced themselves in exciting hospitality management careers. Many of our alumni are employed by leading food and beverage and lodging facilities, including Westin Hotels, Country Club of Virginia, and the Four Seasons. 

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you.

  • Food Service/Restaurant Manager
  • Lodging/Hotel Manager

Take the next step towards advancing your career in hotel and restaurant management. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Gain Real World Experience

Stratford’s Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management program requires an externship that will help you obtain valuable exposure to the inner workings of a hospitality property. Through this opportunity you will become familiar with the daily operations of a food and beverage, tourism or hotel/lodging facility.


Students studying hospitality management at our Baltimore campus, who successfully complete specific courses in this program are eligible to receive a certificate from the American Hotel & Motel Association (AHMA) and may qualify to become a Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS).

An Associate Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time masters programs. 

Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or ten weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). 

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of full-time and 75% of part-time Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management students completed the program on time.  

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition and fee information, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer data on Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management program.

Code Name Credits
Principles of Accounting I
Sales and Marketing
Business Communications
Computer Office Application
Analysis of the Hospitality Industry
Food and Beverage Management
Front Office Procedures
Housekeeping Management
Special Events Planning
Hospitality Resort Tourism
Customer Service
Hospitality Supervision
Hotel and Restaurant Externship I

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements

Code Name Credits