Hospitality Management - Associate of Applied Science

This program is designed to give students the tools and training necessary to be competitive in the hospitality industry. Courses focus on the fundamentals of management with regard to supervising employees, managing revenue, marketing and customer relations.

Students learn how to operate and manage an on-campus restaurant, design and market menus for prospective customers, receive national certification via the ServSafe food safety program and more. Foundational courses include Dining Room Management, Hospitality Accounting, Bar and Beverage Management, and Catering & Banquets.

Our graduates find management positions at restaurants, bars, hotels and other dining and lodging establishments. Some even become entrepreneurs who use the skills they learn in this program to start their own businesses.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Manage restaurants and hotels
Develop skills ranging from making beverages to managing sales
Gain service experience in a real-life restaurant

Program Snapshot

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Credits: 66*
Average Salary: $30,834*
Graduation Retention Rate: 66%*

Possible Careers

Restaurant manager
Hotel manager
Group salesperson
Event planner
Wedding coordinator

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
General Education

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Lisa Gardner
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management
Department Chair


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