About School of Hospitality

Why Choose the Kendall School of Hospitality Management?

At Kendall’s School of Hospitality Management , we balance traditional learning with personal professionalism and industry experience so that you are prepared to take on leadership roles in the hospitality industry after graduation.

  • Faculty are connected to industry professionals who teach a curriculum that emphasizes the knowledge and skill sets necessary for managing large hotel operations, world-class foodservice and state-of-the-art meeting venues.
  • Kendall’s Integrative Senior Project and two required industry internships immerse students into the world of hospitality through unique and interactive learning experiences.
  • Kendall students come from countries worldwide, providing a multicultural perspective in the heart of a world-class city. Students can draw on this experience to better succeed in this increasingly global industry, whether planning to work internationally or in the United States.

Now’s a great time to graduate with a hospitality degree and join this growing industry.

  • Today, travel and tourism provides more that 235 million jobs worldwide, or one in 12.3 jobs. 1
  • Sales in the foodservice industry will grow 3.6 percent to $604 billion for this year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Forecast.2
  • The U.S. meeting industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $106 billion in GDP, $263 billion in spending, $60 billion in labor. 3
  • Employment of meeting and convention planners is expected to grow 16% from 2008 through 2018.4
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook states in its most recent edition that opportunities will be best for individuals with a bachelor's degree and some meeting planning experience.5
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that hospitality has experienced the greatest increase in starting salaries for college graduates of any field in the United States.6


1 2010 Executive Summary of World Travel and Tourism Council’s Travel and Tourism:
Economic Impact, http://www.wttc.org/bin/pdf/original_pdf_file/2010_exec_summary_final.pdf
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco/ocos298.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs036.htm