Jul 29th, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


A Comparison of Skills Considered Important for Success as an Entry Level Manager in the Hospitality Industry vs. The Skills Recent Graduates Possess


This paper presents and discusses the findings of a study to determine if the historic gap between the skills industry and education consider important for success as an entry level manager still exists. A review of literature identified a list of skills considered important for success by both industry and higher education. Of the eighty nine skills identified, forty two showed no significant difference, six skills were considered more important by the recruiters and forty one skills were considered more important by the educators. The top 10 skills were the same for both groups; however their order is slightly different.