Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Leadership - General Operations

Make the world your workplace

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Become a leader with hospitality. 

Whether close to home or around the globe, you will gain valuable experience that prepares you for a hospitality management career with a strong hospitality business foundation.

We have been preparing industry leaders since 1983. We train future managers in the hospitality industry to think strategically and utilize innovative solutions to accomplish goals.

Learn from top-rated faculty who have actively worked in the hospitality industry. You may actively engage in dynamic course work and acquire real-world skills through hands-on paid internship experiences.

Our graduates are ready for careers with the industry’s most distinguished employers. We have a strong network of alumni who work for cruise lines, sports stadiums, major hotel brands, restaurant management groups, convention and visitors bureaus, theme parks and more. Others establish their own businesses.

You may secure employment in the following roles with this degree:

  • Hotel manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Catering manager
  • Casino property general manager
  • Travel manager

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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.


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This degree qualifies for a Fast Track Grant


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Find out more about the hospitality leadership program as part of Missouri State's Department of Hospitality Leadership.

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