The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University has launched the careers of thousands of leaders in hospitality and service professions and transformed the landscape of hospitality education. Founded in 1927, we are hailed as the original hospitality business school and rank among the top hospitality programs in the nation.
The School of Hospitality Business is an industry-focused school within the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. We have been educating the leaders of hospitality and service businesses since 1927 and are proud to tell you that we are consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world. In 2019 we were pleased to be ranked as the top hospitality program at a public university in the United States by The Best Schools and as the top 6th Hospitality program globally by CEO World magazine.
While we are excited by our rankings, we recognize that we would be nothing without our students. The School of Hospitality Business at MSU attracts some of the brightest students who as alumni excel in leadership positions across the world within and beyond all segments of hospitality and services. These alumni often return to campus to share their insights and experience with students and faculty.
Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized as among the best hospitality educators and researchers. If you choose to join us, you will find yourself surrounded and encouraged by our dedicated staff, faculty and students, all of whom will help you achieve your desired future. Please explore our web pages to learn more about what The School of Hospitality Business can offer you. If you have questions, please do contact us.
Our vision is to be the recognized leader in hospitality business education, research and service.
INSPIRE continuous learning by empowering present and future managers to ACQUIRE knowledge, skills and global hospitality business leadership positions
CREATE knowledge by engaging in collaborative theoretical and applied research for the benefit of undergraduate and graduate students, hospitality businesses and the community of hospitality management scholars
ENGAGE our hospitality business partners through outreach and service, and to ENHANCE global hospitality business economic, community and academic development
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE The School’s global leadership position in hospitality business operations, development, ownership and management.
Treating People Right | Work Ethic | Social Responsibility | Status | The Students | Integrity | Individualism | Merit | Giving to Community | Honesty | Hospitality Industry | Collaboration | Creation of Knowledge | Each Other
Hospitality classes taught in The School:
Students earn a highly versatile hospitality business bachelor of arts degree with a rigorous and relevant curriculum. The curriculum draws from three areas of study: general education, business and hospitality.Explore Program
Students prepare for a career in hospitality real estate development firms, acquisition and development departments within major hospitality companies, hospitality consulting or appraisal firms, and mortgage lenders specializing in hotels, real estate acquisition funds and asset management companies.Learn More
The School of Hospitality Business faculty are sought-after speakers and facilitators for corporations and associations across the globe. In addition, The School proudly hosts the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Business Management Institute III, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Executive Development Program, and the U.S. Air Force Services Executive Development Program.
Faculty are also available to custom design executive programs for your organization. As the authors of the industry’s leading textbooks, resource materials, and research, the faculty are well-suited to help meet executive-level educational needs.
A Midwest icon, The School and its faculty and students share a remarkable work ethic and land-grant values that take the best thinking in the world, make it practical and apply the rewards of outstanding higher education in the public realm that is the business of hospitality.
The School’s longstanding philosophy of relationship building and connectivity means our students, alumni and faculty are all part of an ongoing, influential network that has mentored, empowered, assisted and influenced generations who have chosen the path of hospitality.
The School’s leadership position is highlighted by the success of our alumni, who stand out among the industry leaders shaping the business of hospitality, and who have helped to build The School’s reputation as the leader.
The School’s strong network of graduates is exemplified by the impressive representation of industry talent on our Alumni Association Executive and Appointed Boards. These board members demonstrate unwavering support for The School and its students, “giving back” through their time, energy and enthusiasm to ensure continued excellence. Our students benefit from this strong industry support and connectivity, thanks to the dedication and loyalty of these hospitality executives.