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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


student-to-teacher ratio


Freshmen to Sophomore Retention Rate


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

Feb 4-7Feb 6Feb 11

Visiting Professor
Simon Fauser 

will visit our department from Germany

Hospitality Career

Berney Family Welcome Center Great Room,

 5:30 p.m- 7:30 p.m


Lacy's Opens for
Spring Semester

HM Updates

  • October 15, 2020

    Health and Human Sciences students receive CHIA certification

    Nine students, eight from hospitality management and one from personal financial planning, have received their certification in Hotel Industry Analytics, CHIA, through their Advanced Hotel Operations class, instructed by associate professor Jichul Jang. This certification is the only hotel-related certification that recognizes the skill and knowledge that these professionals have and is offered in partnership […]

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  • September 30, 2020

    Sauer and Roberts Provide Keynote Address for Arizona Conference

    On Saturday, September 26, Kevin Sauer, professor in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health and Kevin R. Roberts, professor in the Department of Hospitality Management presented the virtual keynote address for the Annual Conference of the School Nutrition Association of Arizona. The School Nutrition Association of Arizona is an alliance of over 1,000 […]

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Lacy's Fresh Fare & Catering

Opening day: September 1, 2020

Mon-Thur 11:00am to 1:00pm
Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall
Menu (pdf)

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

24th Annual
Travel & Dining Auction
April 3rd at the Hilton Garden Inn
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Student Testimonials

Andrea Fuhrman"I love the K-State Hospitality Management Department! The three required internships ensures that you are prepared for the real world and you will have a lot of experience when you graduate. The professors are always open to help you if you need! This program gives you all the resources you need to succeed, has many opportunities to get involved, and helps you prepare for after graduation as well"

- Andrea Fuhrman, Senior, Hospitality Management,
Kansas 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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