BHM: What is it about?
Bachelor of Hotel Management is an undergraduate course which introduces students to the fundamentals and different facets of the hospitality sector. The course is about the study of the hospitality industry as a whole, acquainting the student to the different sector and areas of this industry. Thus, it not only teaches students about the hotel management but also about marketing, sales, public relations to name a few other areas.
Apart from being dedicated, sincere and hard working, a person wanting to enter the hospitality industry should also be outgoing with a pleasing personality, willingness to interact and gel with people and make them comfortable. Excellent communication skills and an aptitude for the current trends in hospitality is a must for candidates who wish to pursue BHM.
BHM vs BBA in Hotel Management
Whether it is BBA in Hotel Management or BA Hotel Management or B.Sc. Hotel Management, all of them are almost the same. But all these subjects collectively differ from BHM course.
- While the rest of the courses are for a duration of 3 years, BHM is for both 3 years and 4 years according to the pattern of different universities.
- While this group of courses focuses on hotel management as the chief subject, BHM’s main emphasis is on teaching students about the hospitality sector.
The basic eligibility for pursuing this course is that the students should have cleared their 10+2 exam from a good school. The school should be affiliated to a board recognized by the Indian government. They should also have obtained satisfactory marks, i.e., the minimum marks as mentioned by the universities individually. Different universities keep different criteria. The range varies from 55%-80%.
BHM: Admission Process
The admission process for the entry to this course varies from college to college. The forms begin to come from as early as December with the entrance tests scheduled from April to July for different institutes. Admission may be procured through an entrance exam, direct admission or lateral entry.
BHM: Career Prospects
Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) graduates can be recruited by a lot of companies, majorly the hotel chains. Some of the prominent recruiters are:
- Marriott Hotels India Pvt. Ltd.
- Accor Hotels India
- The Oberoi Group
- Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
- InterContinental Hotel Group
Students get to work in profiles like:
- Front Office Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Flight Attendant
- Event Manager
- Hotel Manager
For higher studies, the options are:
- Master of Hotel Management
- MBA (Event Management)
- MBA (Executive)
- MBA (Hotel Management)