BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Hospitality Leadership - Online

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

This degree can be completed in nine semesters, including one summer semester spent interning in the industry.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First Semester - Fall

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
HSP 210 Essentials of Hospitality Leadership 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEC 104 Quantitative Literacy (Gen Ed) 3
GEC 111 Humanities (Gen Ed) 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
Total hours16

Second Semester - Spring

CoursesHours
HSP 215 Introduction to Lodging Management 3
HSP 218 Safety and Sanitation 3
HSP 220 Money Talks: Managing Hospitality Finances 2
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Total hours15

Third Semester - Fall

CoursesHours
HSP 230 Creating Exceptional Guest Experiences 2
HSP 321 Principles of Food Preparation 3
GEC 116 Public Issues (Gen Ed) 3
GEC 107 Life Science (without lab, Gen Ed) 3
GEC 110 Social & Behavioral (Gen Ed) 3
Total hours14

Fourth Semester - Spring

CoursesHours
HSP 310 Analyzing Financial Performance in Hospitality Operations 3
GEC 105 Writing II (Gen Ed) 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
GEC 110 Social & Behavioral (Gen Ed) 3
GEC 112 The Arts (Gen Ed) 3
Total hours15

Summer Semester

CoursesHours
HSP 354 Hospitality Human Resource Development 3
Total hours3

Fifth Semester - Fall

CoursesHours
HSP 428 Hospitality Law 3
HSP 410 Hospitality Marketing 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Elective (Upper Division) 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth Semester - Spring

CoursesHours
HSP 430 Special Event Planning 3
HSP 370 Hospitality Industry Revenue Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total hours12

Summer Semester

CoursesHours
HSP 499 Internship in Hospitality 6
Total hours6

Seventh Semester - Fall

CoursesHours
HSP 480 Global Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry 3
HSP 340 Destination Development 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total hours12

Eighth Semester - Spring

CoursesHours
HSP 490 Advanced Hospitality Leadership 3
HSP 426 Food and Beverage Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 06-15-2020.

Success Tips:

  • Enroll in Math during your first semester. 
  • Enroll in HSP 210 during your first semester– it is a prerequisite for other HSP courses.