Department of Hospitality Leadership

Become a leader in the hospitality industry

Earn your degree online or in class. We're here to help you start your career.



awarded annually to hospitality majors
Access Free Money
Our Degree


in Missouri accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
ACPHA Accredited

$51k - $72k

average starting salary
Get Ready for Your Future
Become A Leader

We train future managers in the hospitality industry to think strategically and utilize innovative solutions to accomplish goals.

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Manage Your Future

Prepare for mid to upper-level management positions in the hospitality industry.

Industry Collaboration

Partnerships in action — Missouri State is dedicated to developing industry-ready leaders through educational excellence and relevant industry experiences. 

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Acquire the skills that are highly sought after in the job market

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Gain practical skills that help you connect your classroom experiences to your professional development

Connecting dedicated students to top employers

Earn a competitive advantage with industry certifications

 Remarkable education

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State's approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and practical learning opportunities.

Unbeatable value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State is committed to delivering academic excellence along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid opportunities.



Qualifying adult students may receive free tuition with this grant to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. The Hospitality Leadership major and certificates are eligible for the Fast Track grant.

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Missouri State University
Department of Hospitality Leadership
Pummill Hall 300
Springfield, Missouri, 65897