Code: 101100.62

Qualifications: Bachelor
Duration of training: 4 years (full-time study), 5 years (correspondence courses)
Entrance exams: history, Russian language, social studies
Graduate Chair: Department of Tourism and socio-cultural service


This program is one of nine programs of the South Ural State University, who in 2012 were among the best educational programs of innovative Russia on the results of the "Best Software Innovation Russia", organized by the magazine "Accreditation in Education," National Center of Public accreditation (Natsakkredtsentr) and the Guild of experts vocational education.

The implementation of the educational program is highly qualified: 2 doctors of sciences, 8 candidates, as well as representatives of the hospitality business.

The goal of this educational program is to prepare highly competitive personnel for the hospitality industry through the development of future specialists professional and personal qualities. Graduates of the department are working in different regions of Russia at the enterprises of hospitality, in a sanatorium complex in the restaurant business.

The students acquire knowledge in the field of:

  • humanitarian, social and economic disciplines (foreign languages​​, foundations of the welfare state, the historical and cultural heritage of the region, world culture and art, geopolitics, verbal communication);
  • mathematical and natural science disciplines (geography, socio-economic geography, camping resursovedenie, environmental monitoring tourist regions);
  • professional disciplines (the man and his needs , service activities , global hotel industry , the basics of hospitality and hotel service , technology , organization and design of hotel operations , management and marketing of the hotel enterprise , standardization and quality control of hotel services , security at hotels , documentation management software in the hospitality industry , equipment and organization of hotel complexes , the animation in the hotel complexes , the organization of the main and auxiliary services hotels, functional and spatial organization of hotel complexes, planning, analysis and accounting in hotels).

The scope of professional activity hotel business is the development and implementation of services to the hospitality industry of tourist regions.

The result is the willingness of graduate education to the different activities in the hospitality industry (the organization of the process of consumer service hotel services, hotel services engineering and technology services, the organization of the production process and management of hospitality businesses, the introduction of innovative technologies in hotels based on scientific approaches and design principles of hotel enterprises).

In the learning process of each term is widely used interactive practical work experience as a result of which students visit companies of the hospitality industry 's largest cities in the Urals , the Volga region , Siberia . The organizers and developers of interactive outreach programs of practical training are senior students who, under the guidance of the teacher carry out the design of tours and excursions. At the department also organizes training abroad in hotels where the best students gain work experience and receive a certificate.

The Department conducted National Student Olympiad "Mecca of hospitality", "Hospitality regions" (as part of the All-Russian Student Contest "tourist Mecca"), scientific conferences and exhibitions of student work, which annually brings together about 100 representatives of educational institutions of Russia.

Curriculum "Hotel business" allows efficient training for the hospitality sector. The prospect of selecting a program of training in "Hotel business" is determined by the main indicators of the hotel and catering business in the Russian Federation.