Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

hospitality management undergrad program


The undergraduate degree program in hospitality management prepares leaders for careers in major hospitality industry segments through academic and research programs valuing quality of life, business success, collaborative partnerships, creative approaches, and ethical principles.

“The Hospitality Management Program at Kent State University set me up to achieve career milestones, through a hands-on approach in education, leadership, management, and service-based approach.”
– Ryan O’Donnell
Transportation Operations Manager, Event Source


Graduates from the program will demonstrate Foundational knowledge of hospitality operations, competence in business practices and managerial decision making, effective written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills including professional behavior, collaborative relationships, and proficiency in networking and analytical thinking and problem solving.


The Hospitality Management Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. Faculty have advanced degrees in hospitality management and relevant professional management work experience in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and on-site food service management. 

Students have a wide variety of opportunities to interact with industry professionals through guest lectures, class projects including property visits, the required practicum, the student-industry professional mentoring program, Annual Hospitality Management Career Fair, student chapters of CMAA, PCMA, and ESD, Campus Kitchens Project, and the Schwebel Guest Lecture Series.

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