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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Hospitality Management Degree Program

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)! As a future Tiger, we want you to get a glimpse of what you can experience in the hospitality management degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

Hospitality Management: The CAFNR Experience (click to read)
Hospitality Management: The CAFNR Experience »

A degree in hospitality management from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources prepares graduates with business and managerial skills to succeed in those hospitality management careers. The curriculum includes core hospitality business principles, hospitality management concepts, and advanced skills in a variety of industry segments, such as events and conferences, hotels and lodging, restaurant management, sport venues and entertainment management.

RISE Initiative
First-Generation Student Spotlight: Darius Robinson (click to read)
First-Generation Student Spotlight: Darius Robinson »

All CAFNR undergraduate students take part in a “signature experience” during their time on campus. This is denoted as the “RISE” Initiative: Research, International, Service learning, Experiential learning.

While Darius Robinson’s dedication to football has been evident each season (he was named a team captain), he has also stayed committed in the classroom. Robinson said he chose the hospitality management degree program because of his interest in the hospitality industry, especially when related to tourism. Robinson was also recently named First-Team Academic All-American from College Sports Communicators.

CAFNR Has a Lot to Offer

Each of the 14 degree programs in CAFNR impact the largest industries in the region and address the most significant challenges in our world today, including agricultural policy and economics; tourism and hospitality; food nutrition, production, processing and safety; environmental sustainability; and animal and human health.

  • CAFNR awards $1.5 million in scholarships annually
  • Graduation rate is 17% higher than state and national averages
  • 98.8% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 51% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
  • Multiple accelerated programs provide opportunities to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously

 

Making an Impact
Executive-in-Residence Susan L. Combs, President and CEO of Combs & Company, emphasizes the importance of mentorship and seizing opportunities. (click to read)
Executive-in-Residence Susan L. Combs, President and CEO of Combs & Company, emphasizes the importance of mentorship and seizing opportunities. »

Susan L. Combs, B.S. Hospitality Management ’01, inspired students with her keynote speech about her career and her book “Pancakes for Roger.”

CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Kelly Gillespie (click to read)
CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Kelly Gillespie »

A degree from CAFNR impacts your future and career, as well as the core components of society — helping to feed the world and keep it healthy. This past Senior Spotlight features Kelly Gillespie, a recent graduate of the hospitality management degree program, as she shares her favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared her for the future.

Clubs and Organizations
Get Involved in CAFNR! (click to read)
Get Involved in CAFNR! »

Build leadership skills and friendships in more than 40 CAFNR-specific clubs and organizations. Each program has activities tailored to its students, in addition to many College-wide opportunities. Getting involved is a great way to expand on classroom learning, meet others with similar interests — and have some fun along the way!