A B.S. in Hospitality Management equips graduates with the skills they need to succeed in a variety of hospitality management careers. The curriculum emphasizes core concepts of hospitality management and advanced skills needed in different industry segments. These segments include events and meetings, entertainment and festival management, hotel and resort management, restaurant management, sports venues, and many others.
The program's requirements prepare students to work in a variety of sectors in the hospitality industry. By understanding the importance of cost control and revenue management, students will be able to optimize their business profits. The HM program also teaches students about the contribution that events and meetings make to the hospitality industry as a whole while students learn how the entertainment industry continues to evolve as a crucial segment of the industry. Students additionally learn basic food production. This is critical knowledge and skill when students become general managers of hotels, restaurants, resorts, or venues because food cannot be separated from the hospitality industry. Additionally, the HM program offers industry-specific electives such as gaming management, club management, beverage management, sports venue management, and more.
Besides course requirements, students learn how to manage hotels through supervised field experiences where they are immersed in local hotel operations. In order to gain experience in event planning, students organize and participate in real events on campus and locally as part of their coursework. Students taking an Internship course acquire real-world hospitality industry experience to apply skills and knowledge gained through coursework.
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Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:
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