Lutgert College of Business School of Resort and Hospitality Management
2017-2018 Catalog Year
This program offers four options
Resort and Hospitality Management (RHM) major with no concentration
RHM major with a concentration in Event Management.
RHM major with a concentration in Restaurant and Club Management
RHM major with a concentration in Spa Management
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. With over 40 top rated resorts and 160 private clubs nearby, the program has the commitment of top industry professionals with both academic credentials and industry experience to teach classes. Students build their résumés by completing 250 hours of industry experience prior to the 1000 hours of internship experience in a chosen area of hospitality interest. Internship sites are available at a variety of hospitality businesses. Mentoring opportunities are fostered through a vast network of industry partners.
Through internship experiences and course selections from a defined list of electives, students can focus their studies on any of the following topics: Event Management, Spa Management, Restaurant and Club Management, and Resort and Hospitality Management. See the website for details, or schedule an on campus appointment to talk to a program advisor.
Program Progression And Additional Graduation Requirements
Successfully complete 1000 hours of internship.
Students selecting a concentration must focus the internship within the concentration area.
Complete and document 250 hours of hospitality industry experience prior to enrolling in HFT 3945 Resort & Hosp. Internship I.
Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites and required courses in the major.
Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
Restricted Coursework/Concentration (12 credits) Select one of the following groupings:
No concentration noted on transcript Select 6 credits from the following: HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3) HFT 3204 Spa Operations & Management (3) HFT 3271 Intro to Club & Spa Management (3) HFT 3443 Hospitality Info Technology (3) HFT 3471 Event Operations & Financial Mgmt. (3) HFT 3543 Spa Customer Service (3) HFT 3754 Conventions and Meetings Mgt (3) HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3) HFT 3770 Cruise Operations and Management (3) HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3) HFT 3806 Mgt Food & Beverage Operations (3) HFT 3854 Wellness & Healthy Cuisines (3) HFT 3930 Spec Top: Resort & Hospitality (3) HFT 4380 Golf Course Ownership (3) HFT 4457 Restaurant Cost Control (3) HFT 4755 Theme Park & Attractions Mgmt (3) HFT 4866 Wine Merchandising, Tasting and Technology (3) HFT 4912 Resort & Hosp Direct Study (3) HFT 4955 Resort & Hosp Mgt Study Abroad (3)
Select an additional 6 credits of courses from the list above or courses numbered 3000-4999 with an ACG, BUL, FSS, GEB, HFT, ISM, MAN, PEL, PEO, ORH or MAR prefix. Other related courses may be considered (see college academic advisor).
University Requirements (3 credits) IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120
The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation. Printed on: 5/27/2017.