Resort & Hospitality Management Program
Florida Gulf Coast University offers the nation’s most comprehensive Resort & Hospitality Management program. The curriculum, developed by academic and industry leaders, is uniquely focused on the essential knowledge needed to manage the complex operations of multi-million dollar resort and private club properties. Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Resort & Hospitality Management (RHM) and open doors to highly regarded management careers in the industry.
|The internship and field experiences expose students to a different way of thinking and working and are an important bridge between the classroom experiences and a career in the resort and hospitality management industry. The program has relationships with over 300 of the area's finest resorts, hotels, private clubs, events, spas, food and beverage, and other industry related contacts.|
|Southwest Florida is known for its exceptional resort facilities, top rated hotels, high end restaurants, exclusive private clubs, year- round recreational offerings, and a fun-in-the-sun lifestyle. The FGCU campus, located in a park like preserve, is in the middle of it all making it the perfect location for a degree program in hospitality management.|
|The mission of the Resort & Hospitality Management program is to provide students with core competencies and experiential learning opportunities in preparation for successful management careers and leadership roles in the resort and hospitality industry and to instill values of lifelong learning and community service.|
The curriculum, developed by industry leaders is uniquely focused on the essential knowledge needed to manage the complex and sophisticated operations of multi-million dollar resort and private club properties. Students are required to take forty-two credit hours of Resort and Hospitality Management core courses. With over forty top rated resorts and one hundred sixty private clubs nearby, the program is particularly fortunate to have the availability and commitment of top industry professionals with both education and industry experience to teach classes. The program includes 9 to 16 months of field/internship experience in a chosen area of hospitality interest. Internship and field experience sites are available to FGCU RHM students in the area’s finest resorts, private clubs, spas and restaurants. Students in their junior year are paired with a local area industry mentor, who provides insight and guidance to the student through graduation and beyond.
Transfer students, students with associate degrees, and students with industry work experience that wish to continue their education are encouraged to consider a Resort and Hospitality Management Degree from FGCU. Through internship experiences and selecting from a defined list of elective courses, students can focus their studies on any of the following topics: Resort Management, Club Management, Spa Management. See the Program Coordinator for additional information.
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