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 they will want to return repeatedly. A B.S. 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. The B.S. in Hospitality Management with emphasis in Lodging Management, graduates manage and operate a hotel, lodge, motel, resort or bed & breakfast 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 destination everyone wants to go for those memorable family vacations, business meetings/retreats or romantic weekend getaways.
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: