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Welcome to the Department of Hospitality Management

Dr. Michael OttenbacherWelcome to the Department of Hospitality Management at Kansas State University. Our department is internationally recognized having a long history of providing exceptional student experiences through experiential learning and preparation for successful careers. We provide our students with a rigorous and comprehensive hospitality education and we are committed to serve our students.

The hospitality industry is dynamic, international and growing.  When our students graduate, they not only have one but several job offers as we are delighted with a 98% post-graduation job placement rate. 

If you are here for a campus visit and are interested in meeting with me or a professor to learn more about our programs and course offerings, please contact us.


Best regards,

Michael Ottenbacher, PhD
Department Head and Mary L. Vanier Endowed Professor