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Do you enjoy working with people? Love going the extra mile to make customers feel appreciated and satisfied?

Designed for students just like you who have an interest in pursuing a vast spectrum of far-reaching service-oriented careers, the world-class School of Hospitality Management (SHM) undergraduate program at Penn State will help you make your professional mark within the hospitality sector — in a way that reflects your unique career and lifestyle goals.


This multidisciplinary undergraduate program combines a broad educational foundation with “real-world experiences” and other opportunities for students to hone their leadership, business and communication skills. By tailoring the flexible curriculum to meet your specific needs and interests, you may pursue an emphasis in restaurant management, hotel management, or institutional management.

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Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management is one of the most prestigious and well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.
Lavi Peng
Student Spotlight
Lavi Peng uncovers how restaurants can attract solo diners in new study

New research led by School of Hospitality Management graduate student Lavi Peng found that people who dine out alone have a better experience and are more likely to revisit restaurants that both play slow-tempo music and use angular shapes.