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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Hospitality Management (B.S.)


The hospitality management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) since 1994.

The mission of the program is to prepare students for professional careers in hospitality management by providing theory-based instruction and practical experience.

The program provides students with a broad liberal education, an understanding of business administration (business minor), a solid foundation of professional courses in hotel foodservice, event management, and hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. Students complete three internships for a total of 900 hours of industry experience prior to graduation.

Students apply concepts learned in the classroom to actual work situations. Foodservice experiences are provided by K-State Housing and Dining Services, with other foodservice and lodging experiences completed with hospitality organizations locally or regionally. The senior internship experience may be national or international in location. Students gain valuable experience in these operations under the supervision of managers and faculty supervisors. An international experience as part of K-State’s Study Abroad Program or in industry-related work experience is highly encouraged.

The hospitality management program prepares students for managerial careers in all facets of the hospitality industry including restaurants, hotels, resorts, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism, meeting planning organizations and much more.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General Requirements (36-38 credit hours)


Quantitative Studies (7 credit hours)


Humanities (Minimum 7 credit hours)


  • Modern Language Credits: 4-5
  • Elective Credits: 3

Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)


Integrative Human Ecology Course (1 credit hour)


Professional Studies (74 credit hours)


 >Grades of “C” or higher required

Professional Electives (18 credit hours)


Food and Beverage Management Track (18 credit hours)


Meeting & Event Management Track (18 credit hours)


Lodging Management Track (18 credit hours)


Unrestricted electives (8-10 credit hours)


Only 100-799 level undergraduate courses may be applied.

*Required for Business Minor

Total hours required for graduation (120 credit hours)