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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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Students and faculty from the hospitality management department present at graduate student conference
Friday, January 20th, 2017

Ten doctoral students and three graduate faculty members from K-State's hospitality management department attended the 22nd Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism Jan. 4-7 in Houston, Texas. Graduate student attendees and presenters included: Michelle Alcorn, Basem Boutros, Hyeong Jin Jeon, Juhyun Kang, Woohyuk Kim, Xiaoye Li, Hyung Hwa Oh, Eunhye Park, […]

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Kristin Malek studies fair and festival food safety
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Eating is a popular activity at the thousands of fairs and festivals that take place in the United States each year. Factors such as outdoor locations, insufficient temperature control, unsanitary practices of food handlers, and the frequent presence of animals make food safety a potential problem at these events, but little research has been done […]

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