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Lodgings & Facilities Management

Become a skilled hospitality professional within the lodging facility management industries with integrated problem-based learning and service learning through community engagement.

Lodging & Facilities Management – B.S. in Hospitality Management, Lodging & Facilities Management Emphasis

In the Lodging and Facilities Management option at Montana State, students focus both on hotel and lodging management and the art and science of running facilities that include guest ranches, sports and recreation facilities, spas, community recreation programs and more. Lodging and Facilities Management students learn about subjects such as lodging operations, sustainability in hospitality, rural hospitality, customer service and event planning not only within the classroom but also with two mandatory internships, thus ensuring that students are prepared to enter the industry with plenty of hands-on experience before graduation.


The Hospitality Management major at Montana State offers two other Options Within the Major: Food Enterprise and Restaurant Management: Farm-to-Table.

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Hands-On Experience
Hospitality Management students intern at successful restaurants, hotels, destination resorts and more in and around Bozeman.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.

 

 

 

Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Careers

Lodging and Facilities Management students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Lodging Administration
  • Health Centers & Spas Administration
  • Corporate Health Consulting
  • Community Recreation Administration

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.