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Hospitality/Tourism/Food Mgt

This interest field combines the business areas of accounting, finance, sales, and marketing to manage and operate businesses that provide service, lodging, food and related products.  Skills include understanding the operation of a business, profit and loss, and the ability to work with people to solve problems related to service issues.  The hospitality industry includes hotels, resorts, and time-share vacation properties, as well as restaurants, clubs, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, sports and entertainment venues, and small businesses.  Travel and tourism support the hospitality industry.  Food management employs staff in managerial positions with food wholesalers, distributors and retailers as well as in sales, account management, and product supervision with food manufacturers.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Dietetics, Food Industry Management. Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism

College of Business: General Management, Hospitality Business

College of Communication Arts & Sciences: Communication, Sales Specialization

College of Natural Science: Nutritional Science

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as Arts & Letters and Social Science) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Firekeepers Casino
  • Hilton Hotels
  • J. Alexanders
  • Nestle
  • McRae Hospitality Group
  • Walt Disney
  • Watermark Country Club
  • White Lodging

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