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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 including:

93%of graduating seniors

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



Premiere learning labs

Student displaying glasses in Taylor's 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.

 Students lined up and smiling.

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.



Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.


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