BS in Hospitality Management

Degree Program Description

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.

Major Program Requirements

Degree core requirements
Business
AG_ED_LD 2250Introduction to Leadership3
or AG_ED_LD 2260 Team and Organizational Leadership
ACCTCY 2036Accounting I3
or ACCTCY 2010 Introduction to Accounting
FINANC 2000Survey of Business Finance3
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
MRKTNG 3000Principles of Marketing3
Hospitality Management Core
HSP_MGMT 1043Introduction to Hospitality Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 1100 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 1133Hospitality Law (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 2100 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 2191Seminar in Professional Development (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 2190 effective Spring 2017)1
HSP_MGMT 3510Guest Service Management: Delivering the Fan Experience (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 3100 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 4243Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4180 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 4253Hospitality Human Resources Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4100 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 4273Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4110 effective Spring 2017)3
HSP_MGMT 4941Internship in Hospitality Management (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4993 effective Spring 2017)3
Total Credits37

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
HSP_MGMT 1043 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 1100 effective Spring 2017)3CHEM 11003 
F_S 1030 or BIO_SC 10103AG_EC 10423 
AG_EC 10413AG_ED_LD 2220 or COMMUN 12003 
Social Science3MATH 11003 
Humanities3State Law Course3 
 15 15  
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ENGLSH 10003HSP_MGMT 2191 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 2190 effective Spring 2017)1 
AG_ED_LD 2250 or 22603FINANC 20003 
HSP_MGMT 1133 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 2100 effective Spring 2017)3MRKTNG 30003 
Humanities3Emphasis Area Course3 
Approved Physical Science, Biological Science, or Math3Math Reasoning Proficiency3 
 Unrestricted Elective3 
 15 16  
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
HSP_MGMT 3510 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 3100 effective Spring 2017)3MANGMT 30003HSP_MGMT 4941 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4993 effective Spring 2017)3
ACCTCY 2010 or 20363HSP_MGMT 4253 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4100 effective Spring 2017)3 
Professional Elective3Emphasis Area Course3 
Emphasis Area3Professional Elective 3 
Unrestricted Elective 3Professional Elective3 
 15 15 3
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
HSP_MGMT 4243 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4180 effective Spring 2017)3HSP_MGMT 4273 (Course number changes to HSP_MGMT 4110 effective Spring 2017)3 
Emphasis Area Course3Professional Elective 3 
Professional Elective 3Emphasis Area Course3 
Unrestricted Elective5Unrestricted Elective3 
 14 12  
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

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.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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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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