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What is hospitality and tourism management?

Hospitality and tourism is a fast-paced industry with domestic and international opportunities in management sectors including event planning, tourism, lodging management and food and beverage management.

Why hospitality and tourism management?

OSU has a rich tradition of preparing successful leaders for the global hospitality industry. OSU offers a business-focused curriculum, hands-on learning labs, study abroad experiences and an integrated internship component. Our students learn in new, state-of-the-art facilities. Supportive faculty have diverse industry experience and students enjoy opportunities to connect with industry professionals through signature events.

Career paths

The are many paths a hospitality and tourism management major can take:

95%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



Premiere learning labs

Student learning the ropes in the Taylors restaurant - an OSU exclusive restaurant

Our state-of-the-art learning labs, which are specifically for hospitality and tourism management students, opened in 2016. New spaces include a quantity foods kitchen, fine dining lab restaurant, beverage education center, quick-service restaurant lab and demonstration classroom.


Students complete a required professional internship that provides valuable work experience prior to graduation and beneficial industry connections that lead to future employment opportunities.

 Student working in a hospitality internship

Student-led events

Our students gain leadership experience while planning and executing high-profile, signature events such as the Distinguished Chef Series, Wine Forum of Oklahoma, Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma and Hospitality Days.



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