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On-Campus Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management program at Kansas State University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.  The undergraduate program is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of education students receive and the quality of its graduates. Top-notch faculty prepare students for exciting careers in all facets of the hospitality industry.

Mission of the Hospitality Management Program

The Hospitality Management Department advances the land-grant mission, hospitality industry, and discipline by:

  • Preparing undergraduate and graduate students with educational experiences that will positively impact their careers and society;
  • Providing theory-based instruction, practical experience and research through student-centered curricula and engagement; and
  • Conducting applied, industry-centered research to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities.

Philosophy of the Hospitality Management Program

The Hospitality Management program is founded on the premise that understanding the needs of people in their environments is the basis for success in the hospitality industry.  The Hospitality Management curriculum combines a general hospitality education with focused tracks in either foodservice and restaurant management; lodging management; or convention, meeting, and event management.  Students also complete courses in business administration, communications, quantitative studies, the humanities and the sciences to provide a strong base for professional success.

Graduates of Kansas State University's Hospitality Management program are prepared for professional careers in our service-oriented, information-based society.  The importance of quality and service is emphasized because customer needs and expectations must be the central focus of innovative hospitality management.

This program provides the option of a Bachelor of Science, a concurrent Bachelor and Master of Science, or a minor in Hospitality Management. For more information on each of these degree options visit the links below.

For more information about the Hospitality Management program, please contact us at hospitality@k-state.edu or call 785-532-5521.

Rankings for the Department of Hospitality Management

The Department of Hospitality Management is pleased to announce that in 2018 we were ranked for the following:

Ranked #1Best Hospitality Management Schools in Kansas by College Factual in 2018
Ranked #18Best Hospitality Management Degree Programs by Best Value Schools
Ranked #32Best Hospitality & Leisure Management programs by the QS World University Rankings
Ranked #22Best Master's in Hospitality Management Degrees by College Choice in 2018
Ranked #25The Best Hospitality Programs in the United States by The Best Schools
Ranked #33Best Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management Degrees by College Choice in 2018
Ranked #35Affordable Hospitality Management Degrees by College Affordability Guide 2018

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