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Prepare yourself for a dynamic career in one of the world's fastest growing industries — Hospitality Management. If you like excitement and enjoy meeting and working with people from around the world, join Butler's Hospitality management Program today.

Whether you choose the one-year certificate or two-year degree option, you'll gain the knowledge and expertise you need to move directly into hotel/motel, restaurant supervisory and management positions. You'll also develop personal skills and see the industry first-hand through guest speakers and on-site visits. The program has general education requirements, core hospitality and tourism management requirements, as well as courses in an emphasis area. Selection of an emphasis allows a student to take a courses in concentration in that specific area.

Hospitality Management is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States and the world. The United States leads the world in the development, ownership and management of individual properties, hotel chains and management companies. Management related fields with a future growth locally, in Kansas, the United States and worldwide. One of every nine workers in the world are employed by the hospitality industry.

Rapid growth in the hospitality industry has created a demand for graduates from two year and four year programs. At Butler career placement is guaranteed upon successful completion of the program. Since 1994, 100% of Butler's Hospitality Management certificate and/or degree recipients have been placed within the hospitality industry.

We believe you can have a life-time full of experiences and opportunities in an ever-changing, fast-pace industry that continues to work and grow.

Hospitality Management includes careers in areas such as:

  • Transportation: Airlines, cruise lines, trains, motor coaches, and car rental agencies.
  • Tourism Attractions: Historic sites, national parks, zoos, botanical gardens, theme parks, resorts.
  • Hotels: Limited service motels, extended stay hotels, full-service hotels, bed & breakfasts.
  • Restaurants: Within motels & hotels, independent restaurants, chain restaurants, specialty restaurants, fast-food restaurants.
  • Travel-Support Agencies: Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau, convention centers, meeting planners.

Our program is designed for the thoughtful and innovative student by combining both academic and hand-on training through our two track system:

  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management

Each of our tracks has a four semester requirement of Work-Based Learning where the students practice their competencies from the classroom into the workplace. Each student upon completion of their associates degree has a minimum of 600 hours of work-related experience in the field.