Long-recognized as one of the leading programs of its kind, Purdue's hospitality and tourism management undergraduate program was ranked first in the nation in 2002. Core components of the undergraduate program (accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration) are experiential, theoretical, and analytical study. These components are required to prepare graduates to be successful in the wide and rapidly changing hospitality and tourism industry.
We have also developed strong, research-based graduate programs. With three research centers housed in the school, we are a leading provider of hospitality and tourism research to corporations, communities, and organizations worldwide.