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Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management

B.S. in hospitality management; concurrent M.S., minor

The hospitality management program is an internationally recognized program committed to preparing the next generation of hospitality leaders for a successful career in the industry.

The program provides students a general hospitality education with a focused track in either food and beverage management, lodging management, or meeting and event management.

Hospitality Management students

Hospitality management students are offered professional development and networking opportunities through regional and national conferences.

The K-State difference

The hospitality management program offers students study abroad trips with dedicated scholarships available, and dedicated career fair and networking events.

The department of hospitality management advances the hospitality industry and its future leaders by:

  • Preparing students with educational experiences that will positively impact their careers and society.

  • Providing theory-based instruction, practical experience and research in state-of-the art food labs.

  • Conducting applied, industry-centered research to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities.
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Did you know?

K-State’s hospitality management program is the only of its kind in Kansas offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in hospitality management, and the only ACPHA-accredited program.

What classes will I take in hospitality management?

Founded on the premise that understanding individual human needs is the basis for industry success, our curriculum combines a general hospitality education with focused tracks in these areas:

  • Food and beverage management
  • Lodging management
  • Meeting and event management

Undergraduate Catalog >
Suggested coursework  >

How can I continue my education?

Hospitality Management  (Minor)
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Hospitality Management
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Hospitality Administration
Hospitality Administration (M.S.)
Hospitality Administration (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in hospitality management?

A degree in hospitality management prepares students for professional careers in hotel and restaurant management with opportunities ranging from management of elegant resort hotels to specialty restaurants. Career options include:

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Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


Pre-law  >

Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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Department of Hospitality Management
College of Health and Human Sciences
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-1404


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