The hospitality industry plays a vital role in U.S. economic development and employment, as well as in the global community. While running a business requires strong marketing, finance and communication skills, the hospitality industry requires all this and more. Hospitality managers must create an experience for guests so unique and memorable that it will exceed their expectations and spread positive word-of-mouth to their friends and acquaintances. A B.S. degree in Hospitality Management provides students with all the business and managerial skills needed to succeed in a wide variety of hospitality and sport management careers. The curriculum includes core business skills and core Hospitality Management skills. In the B.S. in Hospitality Management with emphasis in Conference and Event Planning Management, students learn the basics of planning and running an event and get the opportunity to practice those skills through hands-on experience, whether planning a wedding, small dinner party, business meeting, fund-raising function, community event, festival or mega-event.
This is an emphasis area of the following major:
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: