Careers and Outcomes

Chart your course toward lifetime success

HRA Alumni attend a meeting at a hotelThanks to the strong reputation of our program, our graduates are highly sought after in the job market. While many hold leadership positions with hotels, restaurants, resorts and casinos throughout the world, others take an entrepreneurial route and establish their own businesses.

Joining a strong alumni network is one more benefit of earning your degree in Hospitality Leadership at Missouri State.

Just a few of the companies where you'll find our graduates:

  • Applebee's
  • Ameristar Casino
  • ARAMARK
  • Big Cedar Lodge
  • Buckingham's Barbecue
  • Busch Stadium
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Carnival Cruise
  • Century Plaza Hotel
  • Chartwells
  • Cheddar's
  • Chili's
  • Chipotle
  • Choice Hotels
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Dewey's Pizza
  • Disney World
  • Downstream Casino
  • Doubletree Hotels
  • Drury Hotels
  • Elliott Lodging
  • Embassy Suites Hotel
  • Enterprise Rental Cars
  • Expedia
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Holiday Inns
  • Hollywood Casinos
  • Hotel Nikko 
  • Houlihan's
  • Hy-Vee, Inc. 
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Jack Stack BBQ
  • John Q. Hammons Hotels
  • Jose Peppers
  • Lodging Hospitality Management
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Marriott Hotels and Resorts
  • McAlister's
  • Midas Hospitality
  • Nashville Convention and Visitors Group
  • Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Olive Garden
  • O'Reilly Hospitality Management
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Ovations
  • Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Panera Bread
  • Pasta Express
  • Raymond Management Company
  • Renaissance Hotels and Resorts
  • Rib Crib
  • Roaring River State Park
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sedalia Food & Vending, Inc. 
  • Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Sodexo
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Steak 'n' Shake
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort
  • Uncle Julio's
  • Vino Cellars
  • Wyndham Vacation Ownership