Four-Year Degree Plan: Lodging Track

The Hospitality Leadership degree at Missouri State can be completed in nine semesters, including one summer semester spent interning in the industry. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options. Review the projected course offerings schedule before registering.

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives and placement in English and mathematics.

This plan reflects the most recent general education requirements. For information on previous requirements, visit the general education website.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
HSP 210 Introduction to Hospitality Leadership 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
General Education - Humanities 3
General Education - Quantitative Literacy 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
HSP 215 Introduction to Lodging Management 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
General Education - Life or Physical Science with lab 4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HSP 218 Safety and Sanitation 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
General Education - Writing II course 3
General Education - Life or Physical Science without lab 3
General Education - Public Issues 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HSP 321 Principles of Food Preparation 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
General Education - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
General Education - The Arts 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HSP 310 Analyzing Financial Performance in Hospitality Operations 3
MKT 150 Marketing Fundamentals
or MKT 350 Principles of Marketing
3
Course for Hospitality Leadership option 1 3
Course for Hospitality Leadership option 2 3
Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HSP 410 Hospitality Marketing 3
Course for Hospitality Leadership option 1 3
Course for Hospitality Leadership option 2 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Seventh semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
HSP 499 Internship in Hospitality 6

Eighth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HSP 428 Hospitality Law 3
HSP 354 Hospitality Human Resource Development 3
HSP 426 Food and Beverage Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Ninth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
HSP 490 Advanced Hospitality Leadership 3
HSP 480 Global Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry 3
Course for Hospitality Leadership option 1 3
Course for Hospitality Leadership option 2 3
Elective 2

Hospitality Leadership option 1 courses

Lodging

CoursesHours
HSP 315 Advanced Lodging Management 3
HSP 360 Hospitality Facilities Management 3
HSP 370 Hospitality Industry Revenue Management 3

Hospitality Leadership option 2 courses

Club Management

CoursesHours
HSP 330 Banquet Operations 3
HSP 345 Club Management 3
HSP 430 Special Event Planning 3

Food and Beverage

CoursesHours
HSP 330 Banquet Operations 3
HSP 409 Beverage Operations 3
HSP 435 Restaurant Management 3

General Operations

CoursesHours
HSP 340 Destination Development 3
HSP 430 Special Event Planning 3
HSP 315 Advanced Lodging Management
or HSP 435 Restaurant Management
3

Senior Living Management

CoursesHours
HSP 330 Banquet Operations 3
GER 310 Social Forces and Aging 3
GER 365 Families in Later Life 3

Tourism

CoursesHours
GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism 3
GRY 328 Principles of Geotourism 3
HSP 340 Destination Development 3