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Department of Hospitality Management

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The Department of Hospitality Management is proud to be the only program in Kansas that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in hospitality management and is the only program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

The Hospitality Management Department at Kansas State University will be 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. 

The roots of the K-State Hospitality Management Department can be traced back to 1952 when K-State President James A. McCain stressed the importance of establishing a restaurant management Program at K-State with Dean Margaret Justin.  Dean Justin gathered a group of faculty from home economics, business administration, technical journalism, and accounting, along with industry representatives from the local community and state.  Together, they developed the first restaurant management program in the state of Kansas.  In the 1980s the hotel curriculum was added to the program and in 2013, the curriculum added a focused concentration in meeting, convention, and event management. 

Today, the 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.

 

 

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Umscheid named as director of professional mentoring program in the College of Human Ecology
Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Megan Umscheid joined the College of Human Ecology in November as director of the professional mentoring program and an instructor in the college. She has experience in developing professional mentoring programs through her past work in pre- and post-secondary education settings and community development positions. Within her role as executive director of the Wamego Area […]

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Hospitality management students represent K-State in New York City
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Students from K-State's hospitality management department traveled to New York City in November to participate in the Smith Travel Research Student Marketing Competition at HX: The Hotel Experience Show, previously the International Hotel Motel and Restaurant Show. This year, the competition hosted teams from 25schools representing leading hospitality programs across the nation. Each team created a […]

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