School of Hospitality Management

Who We Are

For eighty years, Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management has been providing outstanding leadership for those interested in working in the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Management program is for those interested in management careers in places such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, and casinos. More than that, it is for those interested in making their mark in hospitality around the world.

Discover how to create unique experiences for others, whether at a large hotel chain or as a restaurant owner.


Stay in contact with the School of Hospitality Management through networking opportunities, professional development, and alumni in the classroom.



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Conti Professors

Recognized leaders within the hospitality industry visit the school to interact with students and faculty, present guest lectures in hospitality and foodservice management.

The Conti Professorship

Cafe Laura

Our student-run restaurant offers amazing meals for patrons and hands-on experience for our students.

Cafe Laura website

Our Programs

Learn more about the School of Hospitality Management and its mission.

Undergraduate Program

The Hospitality Management undergraduate program is a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree program.

The Hospitality Management helps students prepare for management positions in any segment of the hospitality industry. The option is designed to help you become a successful hospitality professional. You can tailor your program to meet your needs and interests. Choose courses that offer a specific emphasis in restaurant management, hotel management, or institutional management.

Study different facets of the industry, such as real estate, human resource management, gaming, or hospitality management information systems.

Learn more about our world-class faculty and programs.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

You can learn how to create and develop novel but sound entrepreneurial concepts related to the hospitality industry in businesses such as lodging and food service. Get more information on the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in Hospitality Management are founded on in-depth, research-based study of the hospitality industry. Flexible programs, with emphases available in accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, strategy, branding, service operations, and food service, are available.