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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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Hospitality management’s 21st annual Travel and Dining Auction is April 21
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Travel and Dining AuctionAlumni, friends and family are invited to attend the Travel and Dining Auction on April 21. The event will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Travel and Dining Auction promises an evening of great food, auction items and games, while supporting student scholarships and hospitality management clubs. This year, K-State's Travel and […]

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Alumni Fellow Tamara Markham presents at the College of Human Ecology
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The Department of Hospitality Management is hosting Tamara Markham, 2017 College of Human Ecology Fellow for her return to K-State April 19-21. Markham’s collegewide presentation is Thursday, April 20, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in 163 Justin Hall. She will be lending students and faculty her expertise in the lodging industry with her presentation titled “Global […]

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