Type of Submission

Refereed Article


This study uses survey research to examine the attitudes of undergraduate hotel management students toward hospitality finance. A sample of 103 students enrolled in a four year undergraduate hotel management program was surveyed. The questionnaire measured both students’ attitudes toward hospitality finance and their knowledge about hospitality finance as a subject. The attitude statements were designed to address cognitive, affective, as well as behavioral components. Results showed a significant positive correlation between students’ attitudes and their test results. The statements related to cognition were most strongly related to test results. As such, the perception of undergraduate students with regard to the subject of hospitality finance and its importance in the hospitality education curriculum is better understood.