Chicago's No. 1 Hospitality Management Program*

  • Top Ranked

    The School of Hospitality Management at Kendall College is rated (#29) in CEOWorld’s rating of the Top 50 Global Hospitality Management Schools.

  • Global Connections

    As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall students have the opportunity to study across 70 institutions in 25 countries.

  • 92% Employment Rate

    92% of Kendall December 2015 graduates reported being employed in their field within six months of graduation.***

  • Chicago - A Hospitality Mecca

    Chicago was named number two on CVENT’s list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States for 2016.**

Why Choose Hospitality Management at Kendall College?

At Kendall College we help prepare you for a future in every facet of hospitality management. Our students are passionate about hospitality, whether they want to successfully manage large hotel or resort operations, organize corporate meetings, plan weddings and events or become the next Master Sommelier.

Customize Your Degree

We offer a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality Management plus several concentrations so you can follow your specific passion, whether it’s hotel management, restaurant management or anything in between. Kendall blends traditional classroom learning styles with practical, hands-on projects and internships to show you what’s important in the industry, which helps our students find employment in the industry after graduation.

  • Asset Management
  • Beverage Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Event Planning and Management (MICE)
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sustainable Management

A Program That’s Professional, Relevant and Global

Our faculty team consists of authors, consultants, subject-matter experts and thought-leaders in the hospitality industry. They will challenge you through in-class collaborative opportunities; two required quarter-long internships and a cross-disciplinary consulting project for local hospitality companies. After graduation, you are able to draw on your Kendall experience to help you succeed in hospitality-related careers around the globe.

Just like the hospitality industry, Kendall is truly global, with students from 55 countries, providing you with a multicultural experience in the heart of a world-class city.

Live and Learn in Chicago

Kendall College is ideally situated in one of the most vibrant hospitality and business centers in the world. The city of Chicago is home to 5,195+ restaurants, 33 Fortune 500 companies and world class event and convention centers.** There are plenty of opportunities to intern and work in some of the world’s leading hotels, companies and restaurants. Chicago is a popular tourist destination where students can enjoy concerts, museums, shopping and miles of beaches along the Lake Michigan. When you study at Kendall you will be part of Chicago’s rich cultural and entertainment scene.


  • "Kendall College gave me the opportunity to network with event professionals from around the world."

    - Melissa Baca Parra, Hospitality Management, '11: Freelance Event Coordinator at BCG Smart Events

  • “What I gained in my courses has helped me effectively communicate with different levels of management.”

    - Dhruv Khanna, Hospitality Management, '09: Director of Food & Beverage at Hotel 1000

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