Find your career path in the hospitality industry

Chart Your Future in the Hospitality Industry

Greater Kansas City's hospitality industry is growing, particularly in hotels. So is the demand for talent in the industry.

K-State and its community college partners are making it easy for you and other professionals working in Greater Kansas City's hospitality industry to live in KC, work in KC and earn your degree in KC so you can be among that in-demand talent.

Educational Pathways

Ready to learn skills and knowledge that will help you advance to a managerial role or land a new position? Find the path that best fits your career aspirations.

Community college

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Get started at one of our community college partners. Earn credits, a certificate or your associate's degree at the community college of your choice in the region. There is a road from each of these community colleges to a career in hospitality.

K-State's Olathe campus

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Finish what you started. Complete the remaining 60 credits at K-State's Olathe campus to earn your Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in business. Evening and online classes accommodate your schedule.

K-State in Manhattan

Kansas State University iconPrefer a traditional college experience? K-State's Manhattan campus offers a comprehensive four-year bachelor's degree program at a campus that Princeton Review ranks No. 2 nationally for town-gown relations, among other honors.

Kansas State University's Olathe campus offers a range of professional development programming that encompasses leadership, business and scientific topics to make you more effective in your animal health organization. Enhance personal effectiveness

Our range of professional development events encompasses leadership, business and presentation topics — all of which builds your knowledge and applicable skills, making you more effective in your organization.


Brett Horton

"Our industry, like many others, is experiencing a significant demand for highly-skilled individuals who can support the ever evolving hospitality industry. We need to cultivate the next generation of professionals committeed to leadership, service and business to improve the lives of others."

Brett Horton , Ph.D, a professional with years of experience at five-star hotels and resorts.


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