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Hospitality Management Program

Hospitality Management Program, top ranked in Chicago.

In 10 years’ time, the tourism and hospitality industry will grow 10%, adding almost 72 million additional jobs and supporting a total of 338 million jobs worldwide. – WTTC Economic Impact Analysis 2015

Our program is exclusively tailored to the diverse needs of the hospitality industry so you can graduate with the skills employers’ value most. Your faculty takes their real life experiences and incorporates them into the curriculum, so you’re learning more than just the textbook. Study at Kendall and enjoy the benefits of:

  • Immersed in hospitality day one – Unlike many other hospitality management schools, you start taking hospitality classes when you start your program.
  • Real world experience – Two required industry internships and the Capstone Senior Project will immerse you in the real world of hospitality, while teaching you the art of collaboration.
  • International influence and multi-cultural experience – Just like the hospitality industry, Kendall is truly global. International students constitute 35 percent of the hospitality program’s student body at Kendall.
  • Study abroad options – As part of the Laureate International Universities® network, Kendall students have the chance to study across 80 universities in 28 countries. Study abroad opportunities are extensive. Choose a program in countries like Australia, China, France, Germany, Spain or Switzerland.
  • Career Services – Our expert Career Services staff help you jump start your future with finding internships and building a professional network. All students are required to partake in two 3-month internships where you will sharpen your skills and develop additional contacts and understanding of the industry.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) – International students have the option to stay and work in the U.S. for an additional 12 months through post-graduate Optional Practical Training (OPT) opportunities, for each degree earned. Admission requirements do apply and provisional admission with required TOEFL and IELTS scores are accepted. More info can be found at
  • Chicago – Chicago is a city full of industry and opportunity. In the city you will find approximately 700 hotels and the largest convention center in North America, McCormick Place. Chicago is considered a convention capital and hosted more than 50.2 million domestic and overseas visitors in 2014.* This unbeatable city acts as a living classroom for all of our programs.

Everyone’s career path is different, so we offer several concentrations that allow you to customize your degree. Learn more about our Bachelor’s degree here. Fill out our form to speak to an enrollment advisor today.


Degrees Degrees

Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for hospitality careers.

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Hospitality Faculty Hospitality Faculty

Our faculty brings deep industry expertise and integrates the latest industry developments into classroom instruction.

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Hospitality Facilities Hospitality Facilities

Our state of the art facilities are “living classrooms”.

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Concentrations Concentrations

Choose from seven different areas of focus to help enhance your value to future employers.

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