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B.S. in Hospitality Management


Webinar | July 17

5:30 p.m.

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Earn a $1,000 scholarship by becoming a student

Hospitality Management Scholarships

Earn a scholarship ($500 for the fall semester, $250 for the subsequent semesters) by enrolling at Kansas State University as a student in the hospitality management bachelor's degree completion program at the Olathe campus. 

Eligibility details

Applicants must be a new student enrolling in the bachelor's degree completion program at K-State's Olathe campus or must be accepted into the program for the fall 2019 semester. Students must enroll in 3+ credit hours through the Olathe or Global campuses each term to receive the funds. 

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on both merit and financial need. Funds are limited and scholarship applications will be reviewed as the applications are received.



Have questions about the scholarship or the enrollment process? Contact: 

Kimberly RamacciottiKimberly Ramacciotti
Director of Student Services




Program Overview

This undergraduate program is for professionals in the hospitality industry who are wanting to complete their bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. The program is designed to provide professionals with managerial and leadership skills to advance their careers. 

Program features

• 8- and 16-week courses that meet once a week.

• Ability to specialize in an area most applicable to your career.

• Full-time faculty/advisors with experience as practitioners.

Competitive, flat-rate tuition and fees, regardless of state and city of residency.

• Scholarship opportunities.

• Established hospitality management program that dates back to 1952.

• Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).


Program advantages

• Application of skills relevant to all aspects of hospitality and guest services.

• Immediate use of concepts and skills in your work environment.

• Full-time faculty/advisors with lodging and restaurant experience.

• A working relationship with Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College and Metropolitan Community College.

Opportunity to Specialize

The hospitality management program at the K-State Olathe campus is flexible and tailored to the Greater Kansas City region. Students can customize their degree to match their career goals by chosing from the following three tracks of interest: 

• Lodging management
• Restaurant management
• Meeting and event management
• Club management


The curriculum is designed to prepare working professionals in the hospitality industry to become better leaders and managers in lodging, restaurants, clubs, conference centers, event spaces, sales and human resources. A systems approach to hospitality management will be explored in the curriculum and 900 hours of handson experience is required.

Course topics

• Hotel, restaurant and event operations

• Cost controls in hospitality operations

• Sales and promotions

• Beverage management

• Service systems

• Revenue management

• Facilities management

• Human resource management

• Hospitality law

• Advanced hotel operations

• Accounting

• Finance

• Marketing

Course Delivery

Some courses are offered in person and other courses are offered online. In-person classes meet once a week at the K-State Olathe campus. Online options through K-State Olathe campus also will be used. Most courses are 16 weeks in length.

Career Pathways

The following professions are available to graduates with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management:

Owner/EntrepreneurDirector of events
General managerConference service manager
Director of roomsRevenue manager
Director of salesDirector of food and beverage


How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is designed for students to complete their bachelor’s degree in two to three years, depending on course transferability.


What courses transfer to Kansas State University's degree completion program?

Use the Course Transfer Equivalency database — olathe.k-state.edu/transfermycourses — to find which credits transfer.

For specic questions about courses, email olatheapp@k-state.edu.


Why earn a bachelor's degree?

A degree in hospitality, along with work experience, will open doors to a richer hospitality leadership position. In addition, the program’s faculty are well connected with area hospitality leaders — allowing you to live in KC, work in KC and earn your degree in KC.

Admission Requirements

Enrollment is open for the fall 2019 semester.


Brett Horton

Brett Horton
Professor of Practice in
Hospitality Management

Admissions Guide

Admisisons requirements are outlined in the downloadable pdf file in the link below. 

B.S. in Hospitality Management