The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is designed to prepare graduates for management careers in restaurants and hospitality organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), management positions are expected to grow by 16 percent by 2008. 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, featuring a curriculum that combines management theory with application of technical skills and management principles. 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 the hospitality industry. Some industry supporters of the program have made student scholarships available; others visit the campus as guest lecturers in order to share their experiences and help to 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.