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Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree

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The Department of Management in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies (HCBPS) at UCM offers students educational experiences that will help them address the challenges of business in a wide variety of careers.

The Management Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Hospitality Management.

In the BSBA in Hospitality Management major, our students will be given the opportunity to:

  • Become more effective decision makers
  • Organize activities to implement decisions
  • Deliver effective oral presentations and written communications
  • Lead others effectively
  • Develop skills and attitudes required for life-long learning and serving others

Qualified, Committed Faculty

We have highly qualified faculty with Ph.D.s and real business experience. Faculty are very committed to working with students to ensure their success. See our "How Your Management & Business Communication Faculty Can Help You"

Team-Based, Experiential Learning Style of Instruction.

The courses in the BSBA in Hospitality Management major utilize a team-based experiential learning approach, rather than lecture, to help students understand both the theory and practice of management. Faculty members prepare students to work effectively and efficiently in team environments.

The Integrative Business Experience (IBE) (

The BSBA in Hospitality Management requires the IBE. IBE classes create, operate, and execute start-up businesses (based on bank loans of up to $5,000 per business) and manage hands-on service projects for non-profit organizations. In the last 7 years, IBE teams have donated more than $200,000 in profits to non-profit organizations and have completed service projects involving more than 7,000 hours for the community.

Real-World Business Experience Internship Programs

Business majors participate in paid internships. The HCBPS Business Internship Center information is at

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to join the Hospitality Management Association. Many campus, professional, and community-focused activities involve our students, either through classes or attendance at major conferences and trade shows. For example, 10 students typically attend the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City that includes a tour/reception of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, a tour of the Statue of Liberty, a Broadway experience and other New York City experiential opportunities. Students also attend a hospitality symposium in April at Missouri State University and the National Restaurant Association Trade Show in Chicago.

AACSB Accredited Degree

All UCM business programs are accredited by the AACSB International (

Employer Interest in Hospitality Management Majors

Management continues to be among the top 10 undergraduate majors targeted in the Midwest for college recruiting according to statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook.

Career Opportunities

Students begin their career after graduation as front office assistant managers, restaurant managers, sales managers, food and beverage assistant managers, bar managers, executive housekeepers, human resource personnel, accounting personnel and resort development personnel.

Online Information

Learn more about the hospitality management major on the departmental website at

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