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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 faculty and students attend, present and win at CHRIE conference
Monday, March 20th, 2017

HM 2nd CHRIE confJunehee Kwon, associate professor of hospitality management, and Eunhye Park, graduate student, earned a best paper award, in collaboration with Bongsug Chae, professor of management, for "Customers' perceptions of green practices in green restaurants: What do customers share after dining in green restaurants?" at the second annual Central Federation CHRIE Conference, March 3-4, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. […]

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Attend the 2017 Hospitality Summit March 14-15
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Interested in a career in the hospitality industry? Join the hospitality management department for its inaugural Hospitality Summit. The summit is a two-day event, March 14-15, that takes place at the K-State Alumni Center and is open to anyone who is interested in hospitality as a career. March 14 will focus on breakout sessions, including Selecting a […]

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