A degree in Hospitality Management provides students with all the business and managerial skills needed to succeed in a wide variety of hospitality and venue management careers. The curriculum includes core business principles, core hospitality management skills and advanced skills in one of the emphasis areas: Conference & Events Management, Food & Beverage Management, Lodging Management, and Sport Venue Management. In Conference & Events Management, whether planning a wedding, small dinner party, business meeting or mega-event, students learn the basics of planning and running an event and get the opportunity to practice those skills through hands-on experience. In Food & Beverage Management, whether in the back of the house helping to prepare the gourmet meals or in the front of the house entertaining guests, the HM degree provides the tools and skills to successfully manage a restaurant, an institutional food service establishment, or a full service catering business. In Lodging Management, graduates manage and operate a hotel, lodge or resort that serves a specific audience or the general public. Graduates use their business and entrepreneurial skills to set their establishment apart from the competition by becoming the place everyone wants to go for those memorable family vacations, romantic weekend getaways or business retreats. In Sport Venue Management, students will receive specialized instruction and develop competencies in the management and operation of sport venues in addition to the business of live entertainment including sports games, tournaments, concerts and event production. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be prepared to assume leadership positions in the dynamic and ever growing hospitality industry.
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This major has the following additional emphasis areas:
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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: