Montana State University (MSU) offers a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management: Hotel & Restaurant Management through the College of Food Systems, Nutrition & Kinesiology (FSNK). The program stands out for its deep connection to Montana's communities and landscapes. It equips students with the skills needed to thrive in the diverse local, regional, national, and global hospitality industries.

Hotel & Restaurant Management Option

The Hotel & Restaurant Management curriculum encompasses a wide range of subjects, including tourism, event administration, business management, culinary arts, nutrition, and sustainable food systems. Emphasizing sustainability and quality customer service, students gain practical knowledge tailored to the hospitality sector. Classroom learning is complemented by hands-on experience through selected field-based practicum courses, commonly known as internships. These internships blend theoretical knowledge with problem-based learning, fostering community engagement and service learning.

Internship opportunities span various hospitality establishments, including independently owned hotels, chain hotels, rural inns, bed and breakfasts, guest ranches, sports and recreation facilities, health centers, spas, private sports clubs, community recreation programs, and corporate health and fitness programs. This diverse array of experiences cultivates individual proficiency and professional growth.

Upon graduation, students are well-equipped to compete for job placements in a variety of roles within the hotel and lodging industry, or as foodservice and restaurant managers in both conventional and unique operations.

Hospitality Business Option




Wan-Yuan Kuo

Asst Professor

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Wenhao Zhang

Wenhao Zhang, PhD

Asst Professor

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Coleen Kaiser

Coleen R. Kaiser, MS, RDN, LN

Director, Hospitality Program

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Tina RobinsonRevenue ManagerInnVentures

Non-Tenure Track Instructor