Wildlife & Outdoor Enterprise Management
The Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management program at Kansas State University is a unique college program that trains individuals to be leaders in both natural resources management and the outdoor industries. We stand apart from most natural resources management programs at other universities by incorporating business, hospitality management, and shooting sports training in the program. Our curriculum includes coursework leading to a minor in business or entrepreneurship from Kansas State University, and incorporates courses in hospitality management.
Students in the Wildlife and Outdoors Management program gain hands-on, science-based experience in many aspects of natural resources management including courses focused on population management of waterfowl, upland gamebirds, big game, and fisheries. We provide hands-on experience with habitat management by allowing students to conduct controlled burns, timber stand improvement, and food-plot establishment and maintenance. Acknowledging that hunting and shooting activities represent the largest financial contribution to conservation in the United States, we also train students in areas including ballistics, range design, archery equipment, and shotgun sports. When students graduate from the Wildlife and Outdoors Enterprise Management program at K-State, they are prepared for full-time positions at state or federal natural resources agencies, non-profit companies, and a full line of opportunities with experienced leaders in the outdoor industries.