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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 18Feb 23Mar 2

Hospitality Career Meet-Up
Virtual event

5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m

PCMA Student Insight Series

4:00 p.m- 6:00 p.m

HMC meeting

5:30 p.m

HM Updates

  • February 4, 2021

    College of Health and Human Sciences hosts digital HHS Live Well event series this spring for the campus community

    In fall 2020, the College of Health and Human Sciences launched the HHS Live Well event series to engage their community on topics of wellness and to complement their integrative studies curriculum on the five essential elements of well-being including community, social, financial, physical and career/purpose.   Each event is on zoom and hosts a speaker from the college or campus community. The well-being topics often involve subjects found in the diverse majors of Health and […]

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  • February 3, 2021

    Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering to offer take and bake meals

    Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering will be offering easy and convenient take and bake meals for the spring semester through their Lacy’s @ Home program. Meals will be available each week beginning February 12. Pre-orders will be required. Each week will feature a new meal. Dishes can be ordered in two sizes: Individual (2 servings) […]

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Lacy's Fresh Fare & Catering

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

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

25th Annual
Travel & Dining Auction
Virtual event

More information coming soon

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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