48 months
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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The mission of the Hospitality Management program at South Dakota State University develops visionary leaders through excellence in student-centered education, skill development, research, service, and collaboration with global hospitality and tourism industries.

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The curriculum exposes students to many aspects of the hospitality industry and instills in them the critical skills required for the modern workplace. 

Students complete two professional practicum experiences while pursuing their degree, which provides introductory and supervisory level industry experience. Students are exposed to many aspects of the hospitality industry and to instill in them the critical skills required in today’s workplace.

This Hospitality Management program at South Dakota State University   will be a good fit if you:

  • Work well with other people
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have a desire to help people
  • Able to multi-task and are detail-oriented
  • Enjoy working in teams

Career Opportunities

  • Meeting and event planner
  • Catering manager
  • Hotel/lodging manager
  • Restaurant manager or owner/operator
  • Club Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Consumer Behavior 
  • Customer Service 
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Foodservice Sanitation 
  • Practicum 
  • Events and Facilities Administration 
  • Hospitality Industry Law 
  • Lodging Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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