Hospitality Administration Graduate Certificate

Aspire to be a mid- to upper-level manager in the hospitality industry.

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Fulfill your dream with the skills and experience you need.

Missouri State's 12 hour hospitality graduate certificate program includes nine hours of online instruction and one three-hour field experience course.

Learn about the legal issues pertinent to hospitality and tourism firms. Investigate skills needed to manage change in the hospitality industry such as team development and motivation. Participate in a field experience within hotels, restaurants, institutional foodservice operations, country clubs, senior living facilities, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism-related companies, stadiums, entertainment venues, cruise lines, and many others.

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Master of Professional Studies  |  Hospitality Administration option

The Department of Hospitality Leadership participates in the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree. The MPS is a cross-disciplinary program which features enhancement of administrative abilities with an area of emphasis. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are established in careers and are seeking professional growth and advancement within their vocations. The 33-hour program builds upon past work experience, and allows participants to expand their knowledge base, abilities, and skills which can lead to enhanced administrative roles within organizations. A required core of 24 hours is taken in addition to the option requirements listed below. See MPS Program for more information.

Career opportunities

  • Hotel Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Loss Prevention Managers

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Acquire the skills that are highly sought after in the job market 
Our graduates enjoy a 90% job placement rate with an average starting salary between $47,000 and $60,000 per year. 



Earn a degree with curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)   
Our program has the only ACPHA accredited curriculum in Missouri. 

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Maximize your investment of time and money 
We put paying for college within reach with affordable tuition. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Over $44,000 is awarded annually to hospitality leadership students. 

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