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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 728 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
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    The field of hospitality management is growing and dynamic, offering exciting career options worldwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be an 1 percent growth in jobs for lodging managers by the year 2022, as well as a 2 percent growth for food service managers and a 33 percent increase in jobs for meeting, event and convention planners.

    The median income for each of these areas is $47,690 for food service managers; $45,810 for meeting, event and convention planners; and $46,810 for lodging managers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that job opportunities in the hospitality field will be best for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management.

    The mission of the hospitality management program at Kansas State University is to prepare students for professional careers in hospitality management by providing theory-based instruction and practical experience. Students receive a general education; an understanding of business administration; specialized technical knowledge of hotel, restaurant and food service, or event and convention management; and practical experience in the industry. Students can elect to receive a business minor as they complete the hospitality management degree requirements.

    Degree options

    Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management. Students may select from three tracks, depending on their career goals:

    • Food service and restaurant management
    • Convention, meeting and event management
    • Lodging management

    Students interested in a graduate degree may consider the combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree program.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 728 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,August 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
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    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    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.

    Professional Courses

    • Orientation to Hospitality Management
    • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
    • Environmental Issues in Hospitality
    • Structured Field Experience in Hospitality Management
    • Principles of Food Production Management
    • Principles of Lodging Operations
    • Principles of Convention, Meeting and Event Management
    • Hospitality Service Systems
    • Cost Controls in Hospitality Operations
    • Facility, Risk, and Security Management
    • Internship in the Hospitality Management
    • Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
    • Hospitality Law

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    Each year, the department awards multiple scholarships to students in the hospitality management program. Criteria for the scholarships vary depending on donor guidelines, but may include grade point average, work experience in the field and involvement in student activities. The K-State scholarship
    application process is used.

    Scholarship information and deadlines are announced to students using multiple methods. Several industry scholarships are available. Students are encouraged to apply and are notified about availability and deadlines.


    The hospitality management program at K-State has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, or ACPHA, since 1994. Accreditation assures that the program provides a high-quality education to students and requires continual program evaluation and improvement. The program is the only ACPHA accredited program in the state of Kansas.

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