Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management has received recognition from two global ranking organizations.

The school was ranked 15th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in hospitality and tourism management. The ranking, done by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, focuses on the strength of academic research in the social sciences.

The ranking confirms “the caliber of our hospitality faculty’s research and their prolific output,” said Nancy Swanger, Carson College of Business senior associate dean and director of the School of Hospitality Business Management.

The hospitality program, which started in 1932, is part of WSU Carson College of Business. The school has a worldwide reputation for hospitality and tourism research.

Swanger said she was pleased to see the school advance in both global and national rankings. Over the past year, the school moved from a 27thglobal ranking to 15th. Among U.S. programs, the school moved from a 9thplace ranking to 7thplace.

CEOWorld Magazine also ranked the school 15th globally among hospitality and hotel management schools. That ranking measured academic reputation and job placement rate, among other factors.