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Information provided here furnished by staff personnel or faculty member of the representative schools listed. Listings presented are, as submitted. The listings are by no means inclusive. We appreciate those who do make the effort to contact us and are pleased to pass along their information.

University Of Missouri-Columbia – Hotel & Restaurant Management – Columbia, MO
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Institution Description: The University of Missouri-Columbia, with its 20 schools and colleges, is Missouri’s flagship university, with the breadth of programs associated with a nationally competitive institution. MU is one of only 32 public U.S. universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected by the membership in the Association of American Universities and designated “Doctoral/Research Extensive” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. AAU members are the nation’s most prestigious research institutions.

Program Description: The mission of the Hotel & Restaurant Management (HRM) program is to develop students to be responsible citizens and successful, ethical, hospitality leaders in today’s global community. This is achieved through:

  • Dissemination of new and existing knowledge
  • Balanced Curriculum
  • Competent faculty/staff/administration
  • Relationships with alumni
  • Mentoring via student services and activities
The HRM program has a new food-service facility that houses: a demonstration, basic foods and state-of-the-art commercial food kitchen, a multi purpose room (seating 100 for events), 20 seat conference room, 1,000 sq./ft. lobby area, two classrooms, and a library equipped with computers for student use.

Special Features: The Columbia campus is located between two metropolitan areas (Kansas City and St. Louis), and directly north of two major tourism areas (Branson and Lake of the Ozarks), which offers excellent career opportunities. MU provides numerous educational opportunities such as: study abroad, undergraduate research, unique writing intensive program, extra support for freshmen to ensure success, foundation in the economic, technological and societal factors effecting the agriculture, food and natural resources sector of the industry, etc. The Student Success Center is a great resource on campus, which provides numerous academic, and career services to MU students. (www.success.missouri.edu). MU is highly ranked in quality and value by U.S. News & World Report, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, Peterson's Competitive Colleges, Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Money magazine. With three out of four students receiving some form of financial assistance, the University is working to make an MU education accessible for all families.

Sylvia S. Gaiko, Ph.D. Director
Hotel & Restaurant Management Program
University of Missouri-Columbia
122 Eckles Hall
Columbia, MO  65211-5140
(573) 882-4114 Phone
(573) 882-0596 Fax

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