BS in Hospitality Management with Emphasis in Conference and Event Planning Management

Degree Program Description

The hospitality industry plays a vital role in U.S. economic development and employment, as well as in the global communities.  While running a business requires strong marketing, finance and communication skills, the hospitality industry requires all these 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, private dinner party, business meeting, conference, fund-raising function, community event, festival or mega-event.

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Major Program Requirements

Conference & Event Planning Management Emphasis Requirements

Students must complete all University general education requirements and degree requirements, in addition to the Conference & Event Planning Management emphasis requirements below:

HSP_MGMT 2200Fundamentals of Conference and Events Industry3
HSP_MGMT 3200Conference and Meeting Management3
HSP_MGMT 3310Food Service Budgeting and Controls3
or HSP_MGMT 4400 Hospitality Finance Management
HSP_MGMT 4200Destination Management3
HSP_MGMT 4280WSpecial Events Management - Writing Intensive3
Hospitality Professional Electives15
Total Credits30

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Semester Plan

First Year
HSP_MGMT 11003CHEM 11003 
F_S 1030 or BIO_SC 10103ABM 10423 
ABM 10413AG_ED_LD 2220 or COMMUN 12003 
Social Science3MATH 11003 
Humanities3State Law Course3 
 15 15  
Second Year
HSP_MGMT 21003HSP_MGMT 21901 
ENGLSH 10003HSP_MGMT 22003 
AG_ED_LD 2250 or 22603FINANC 20003 
Humanities3MRKTNG 30003 
Approved Physical Science, Biological Science, or Math3Math Reasoning Proficiencey3 
 Unrestricted Elective 3 
 15 16  
Third Year
ACCTCY 2010 or 20363MANGMT 30003HSP_MGMT 49933
HSP_MGMT 31003HSP_MGMT 3310 or 44003 
HSP_MGMT 32003HSP_MGMT 41103 
Professional Elective3Professional Elective 3 
Unrestricted Elective 3Professional Elective3 
 15 15 3
Fourth Year
HSP_MGMT 41803HSP_MGMT 4100W3 
HSP_MGMT 42003HSP_MGMT 4280W3 
Professional Elective 3Professional Elective 3 
Unrestricted Elective5Unrestricted Elective3 
 14 12  
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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