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 community.  While running a business requires strong marketing, finance and communication skills, the hospitality industry requires all this and more.  Hospitality managers must creat an experience for guests so unique they'll not only want to come back but they'll also want to bring friends.  A BS  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 BS in Hospitality Management with emphasis in Conference and Event Planning Management student 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 or mega-event.

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 3153Food Service Operations Management (Course numbers change to HSP_MGMT 3310 and HSP_MGMT 4400 effective Spring 2017)3
or HSP_MGMT 4353 Hotel Finance Management
HSP_MGMT 2200 (course effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 3410Conference and Meeting Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 3200 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 4320Destination Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4200 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 4980Special Events Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4280 effective Spring 2017)3
Hospitality Professional Electives15
Total Credits30

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Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Hospitality Management.

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Degree Audit

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MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

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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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