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Hospitality at its finest

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University educates students and conducts research for the food and beverage, lodging, event planning and tourism management industries.

Learning by experience

 Be our guest at one of the experiential learning labs the school manages. Everything you taste, smell and touch during your experience is the responsibility of our students.


Taylor's Restaurant

Taylor's offers a fresh, themed buffet weekly prepared and served by students in the program. The students preparing and serving your food are in our Restaurant Operations course, a practical laboratory style class. 

Planet Orange

Planet Orange brings you flavors and fun as a quick service restaurant concept lab. More than 120 students rotate weekly through this operation learning about concepts and strategies all while creating a great dining experience. 

Planet Orange Express

All the coffee and treats you know and love now located in the Business Building. 

Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education

The Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education explores trends and challenges in the beverage world while providing students with an integrated, collaborative and interdisciplinary curriculum.

Leadership Program in Foodservice Excellence

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management allows students to work and study at the same time. Benefits of this include a free OSU meal plan for 4 years, a paid on-campus job for 4 years and an ACF certification opportunity. 

Department initiatives

Signature Events

Every year, the school offers several events for students and faculty to work hand-in-hand. These events often serve as senior capstone courses and scholarship funding opportunities.

Distinguished Chef Series Hospitality Days Wine Forum of Oklahoma Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma


HTM annually awards approximately $100,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. The school has made a long-term commitment to obtaining financial resources via supportive donors so our students can have an affordable education.


Student Resources

The school provides students with many opportunities to grow in their professional lives and continue the mission of the university.

Internships Student Organizations

Accelerated programs

We provide a 4+1 program that gives you the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor's and Masters in only five years.

HTM 4+1 program


Featured Announcements

HTM students attend IMEX America

October 25, 2022

Six students in the nationally recognized Hospitality and Tourism Management program were among participants earlier this month at the Future Leaders Forum at IMEX America at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation awards scholarships to OSU students

September 14, 2022

Eleven undergraduate students from Oklahoma State University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are receiving scholarships from the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation (OHF).

Clarivate's elite list of 2021 Highly Cited Researchers recognizes OSU's Dr. Kevin So

November 22, 2021

Dr. Kevin So, associate professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Spears Business, was named on the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate, a data and analytics company.



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