The Hospitality Management program provides students with the skills they need to succeed in a variety of hospitality management careers. As a Hospitality Management student, you will gain an understanding of the principles involved in leading a successful hospitality organization. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to practice those principles in applied courses and through an internship.
You can individualize the Hospitality Management degree program to fit the career field that most interests you. The program has a state-of-the art food service facility that houses a food production laboratory, a commercial kitchen and a multipurpose dining establishment. The facility also provides a practice laboratory to conduct research focused on food and consumer behavior.
To provide students with other real-world experience, the program leverages “living laboratories” by partnering with University of Missouri facilities such as Campus Dining Services. Sport and entertainment organizations such as Mizzou Athletics and MU Event Production Services also provide students with learning experiences beyond the classroom setting. The hotel and gaming industry in Columbia, Boonville, Kansas City and St. Louis provides students with training facilities to experience the work life for a hotel manager.
The business and managerial skills you will acquire while earning your Hospitality Management degree will prepare you for a number of careers, including:
- Hotel manager
- Food service manager
- Gaming manager
- Meeting, convention and event planner
- Spa manager
- Marketing manager
- Training and development manager
- Wholesale and retail buyer
- Human resource manager
- General and operations manager
Bachelor of Science Study Areas and Requirements
- Degree Requirements: Degree requirements for Hospitality Management BS program
- Courses: Courses for Hospitality Management
Key Facts about the Hospitality Management Program
- 93% of seniors have a job upon graduation.
- 63% of undergraduate students graduate in four years.
- 45% of recent graduates are employed outside of Missouri.
- 40% of our students graduate without debt.
- $39,529 is the average starting salary for graduates.
Hospitality Management Minor
The hospitality management minor provides students with a general understanding of the hospitality industry, and students gain general knowledge about managing a hotel, organizing an event, operating a sport or entertainment venue or running a food and beverage facility.