Hospitality Management

Running any business requires strong marketing, finance and communication skills, but to be successful in the hospitality industry requires much more.

Whether you're operating a seaside resort or managing a trendy New York City restaurant, you must create an experience for your guests so unique they'll not only want to come back, but they'll also want to bring their friends.

Sound interesting? Then consider a career in Hospitality Management.

Hospitality Management

Career Opportunities

A bachelor's of science degree in Hospitality Management from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will provide you with all the skills you'll need to succeed in a wide variety of hospitality management careers.

You can individualize your degree program to fit the career field that most interests you. The business and managerial skills you'll acquire while earning your degree will prepare you for any number of careers in many industries, including:

Research/Internship Opportunities

As a Hospitality Management student, your chances to gain real-world field experience through research and internships are as diverse as the clientele you'll serve.

Hospitality Management

Students obtain internships in hotels, restaurants, sporting arenas, convention centers and casinos around the world. The program's state-of-the-art food service laboratory allows you to gain hands-on managerial experience in commercial food preparation and service, hotel operation, foodservice systems, beverage operations, nutrition, and computer science while on campus.

Get Involved on Campus

Want to have fun and develop your leadership skills and professional contacts at the same time? Then join one or more of the College's student clubs and organizations. There are more than 30 to choose from, and each gives you the opportunity to apply what you're learning in the classroom while making lifelong friends.

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is an organization that is committed to learning about country clubs, city clubs, athletic clubs, etc. As a student chapter, we network closely with our sponsor chapters in St. Louis and Kansas City. With them, we are increasing awareness about the country club industry and the management jobs within. The student chapter meets once a month for educational and recreational activities. The club has club tours and attends the world conference for CMAA members each February. Networking with other club members and managers can lead to to the best jobs possible after graduation.

Hospitality Management Program
122 Eckles, 573-882-4114

Eta Sigma Delta, the Hospitality Management professional honor society, is open to students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average after completing 50 percent of credits required for graduation. The society's purpose is to recognize the scholastic and professional achievement of students in hospitality management, tourism and culinary arts. We provide service and leadership to the profession and community.

Mizzou Meeting Planners Association is a club for students from across the campus who are interested in a career in meetings and event management. The club focuses on networking with professionals and allowing students to experience actual events. Each semester, members of the club conduct two to three events for University and community organizations. This club is a real, hands-on learning experience for students interested in this hospitality career.

Hospitality Management Program
122 Eckles, 573-882-4114

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Hospitality Management Program

122 Eckles Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-4114
Fax: 573-882-0596
E-mail: HRMDept@missouri.edu

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