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 that we are consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world. In 2021 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 a top five hospitality program globally by CEOWorld magazine.
The School attracts some of the brightest students who graduate to assume leadership positions in the service industry around the world. Our accomplished faculty share their intimate knowledge of the industry and latest research in the classroom to ensure our students have the latest knowledge and skills to shape and lead a constantly evolving industry. Our alumni excel in leadership positions in every segment of the hospitality industry: hotels, resorts, cruise lines, theme and entertainment parks, restaurants, event businesses, and casinos. Our students have the skills and knowledge to be successful leaders of service industries such as consulting, real estate investments, hospitals, and luxury sales. The world is truly at your feet with an MSU degree!
At MSU you will find yourself surrounded by caring and dedicated staff, faculty, and students, each committed to helping you achieve your desired future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you here!
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.