Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL
We are pleased that you have an interest in the Resort & Hospitality Management Degree program at FGCU. The uniqueness of this program is the focus on comprehensive resort management. Students learn not only the traditional food, beverage and lodging hospitality education, but also learn the sophisticated and complex management skills needed to operate the recreation, retail, and amenities activities necessary to successfully manage a high- end resort or private club. The Naples/Fort Myers region is home to 40 exclusive resorts and over 160 private clubs. The industry supports the program through financial contributions, curriculum development, an active advisory board, and internship placement for our Resort & Hospitality Management Majors. FGCU offers the most comprehensive resort management program in the country.
Students get practical, resume building experience while they are in school by completing a required 1500 hours of field/internship experience. The program has relationships with the key players in the resort and hospitality industry to include Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Marriott Corporation, LaPlaya Beach Resort, Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, The Hyatt Regency, The Trianon, The Pink Shell, Sunstream Hotels & Resorts, Enterprise, Darden, and American Eagle Airlines. For students interested in private club management, the program has relationships with some of the most exclusive private clubs in Southwest Florida to include Bay Colony, Grey Oaks, Royal Poinciana, Naples National, Mediterra, and Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
FGCU’s location in Southwest Florida undoubtedly makes it an ideal learning laboratory for Resort & Hospitality Management majors. Students come from across the country to study and learn from industry leaders who are at the apex of their careers, choose to call this resort paradise home, and have the desire to share their knowledge and experience with our students.
The program is designed to be able to be completed the Junior and Senior years at the University. Persons with industry experience looking to improve their management potential and transfer students who want a specialized education in resort and hospitality management are encouraged to apply. Freshman and sophomore students are instructed to complete as many of their general education requirements as possible their first two years at the University. Introductory and elective RHM courses may be taken at the freshman or sophomore level.
If you are interested in pursuing your hospitality management education, I would very much like to meet you in person and discuss how the Resort & Hospitality Management program at FGCU can help you meet your career aspirations. Please email email@example.com or call me directly at 239-590-7710, or our Executive Secretary, Santiago Vidaurri at 239-590-7742, firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour of Sugden Hall and discuss your future in resort, hotel, event, spa, private club, or restaurant management.
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Resort & Hospitality Management Program
Dr. Sherie Brezina, Director
Resort & Hospitality Management
Florida Gulf Coast University, Sugden Hall