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The Hospitality Management Department at Kansas State University is an internationally recognized program; committed to preparing the next generation of hospitality leaders for a successful career in industry or academia by delivering a transformational educational experience through experiential learning, professionalism, international experiences, and strong partnerships with hospitality industry.

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of our undergraduate students are employed upon graduation


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hours of work experience through internships


The only accredited four-year Bachelor Science program of its kind in Kansas


years in a row, graduate students have received best paper awards at Annual Graduate Students Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism


of our Ph.D. students have a job in higher education upon graduation

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of the vibrant hospitality industry. If you are interested in a dynamic career in lodging; foodservice; or meeting, convention, and event management you have come to the right place. Teaching, research, study abroad, and leadership opportunities are designed to prepare students for professional careers in our service-oriented, information-based society. Come for a campus visit. Stay for an undergraduate or graduate degree and enhance your marketability and skills.

Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science degree option
Hospitality Administration Concurrent BS/MS option
Hospitality Management Minor option
Hospitality Administration Master of Science option
Hospitality Administration Dual Degree with MBA option
Hospitality Administration Doctor of Philosophy option

Upcoming Events

Dec 14Dec 14Jan 3-5, 2020

Commencement Celebration 

Justin Hall, Hodgson Student Collaborative Area

Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremonies at 2:30 p.m



25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Las Vegas

HM Updates

  • January 21, 2020

    Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering to open February 11

    Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering, located inside Justin Hall, will begin their lunch service on Tuesday, February 11, for the spring semester. Lacy’s is a student-run lunch destination featuring fresh salads, sandwiches and soups at an affordable price. This semester will feature a new items on a rotating menu along with weekly specials. Service will […]

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  • November 4, 2019

    You’re Invited: Veteran’s Day breakfast hosted by hospitality management students

    In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Hospitality Management Club, a student group in the department of Hospitality Management, would like to invite all students, faculty and staff to join them for breakfast on Monday, November 11 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering, located in Hoffman Lounge of Justin Hall. […]

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Lacy's Fresh Fare & Catering
Tues-Thur 11:00am to 1:00pm
Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall

 Catering Inquiry?
E-mail Ericka or call 785-532-5456
Catering Menu

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3rd Annual Hospitality Summit

October 30 at the K-State Alumni Association Center
9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Student Testimonials

Wille Tao"Joining HM’s doctoral program is one of the best decisions I have made. The research collaboration with excellent faculty, the teaching opportunity for graduate students, and the invaluable mentorship all contribute to who I am as an academician today. The bonus is the life-time friendships with the people in the program."

- Wille Tao, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Derek Gimson"Throughout my 5 years at K-State I have found more than just a love for hospitality, most importantly I have found a family. Our department and program allows you to connect on both a personal and professional level with the faculty, where they push you to reach new heights. Thank you all in the hospitality department, I am a better person because of you!"

- Derek Gimson, Senior, Hospitality Management,
Kansas State University

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