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The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University prepares graduates for management careers in restaurants and hospitality organizations. Graduates can look forward to many well-compensated positions in the industry as the demand for well-qualified foodservice and lodging managers continues to grow. By 2008, management positions are expected to grow by 16 percent. Hospitality, including restaurants, lodging, travel, and tourism, is over an $800 billion business.

The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is unique in Northeast Ohio with a curriculum designed to combine management theory with application of technical skills and management principles to prepare students for future career demands. Student organizations, such as the Club Managers Association of American and the Ice Carving Club, enhance classroom and lab educational experiences.

The program enjoys close working relationships with industry. Industry supporters of the program have made student scholarships available; while guest lecturers from industry bring reality to the classroom and connect students with career opportunities. In addition, the industry advisory board supports the continued development of the program.

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As of August 2002, we are proud to announce that the Hospitality Management Program has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). This accreditation underscores the high quality of our program at Kent State University. We are 1 out of 2 accredited Hospitality Management programs in the state of Ohio.

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