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Academic Catalog

Resort and Hospitality Administration (B.S.) 2022-2023 Catalog Year
Lutgert College of Business
School of Resort and Hospitality Management
Concentrations
  • Event Management Concentration
  • Restaurant and Club Management Concentration
  • Food and Beverage Management Concentration
  • Lodging Management Concentration

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Resort and Hospitality Administration offers the following options:

  • Event Management Concentration
  • Restaurant and Club Management Concentration
  • Food and Beverage Management Concentration
  • Lodging Management Concentration
  • No concentration on transcript 

The curriculum, developed by academic and industry leaders, is uniquely focused on the essential knowledge needed to manage the complex operations in hospitality including hotels and resorts, restaurants, and private clubs.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum FGCU GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission. 
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Successfully complete 500 hours of internship (HFT 4945).
  • Students selecting a concentration must focus the internship within the concentration area.
  • Complete HFT 1000 Intro to Hospitality/Tourism, 30 credits, and 500 hours of hospitality industry experience prior to enrolling in HFT 4945 Internship Experience.  Experiences must be approved by the internship coordinator and documented.
  • HFT 4945 Internship Experience requires a minimum of 500 hours of work with an employer (pre-approval by internship coordinator required).
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3000-4999 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses 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/studentlife/servicelearning/
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
Program Requirements

FGCU General Education Program(https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

Common Prerequisites
For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071

FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software & Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or CGSX518

FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

FGCU Course: *MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: MACX105 or MACX233
[Please see the Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements section for additional information on minimum grade requirements]

FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

FGCU Course:  HFT 1000 Intro to Hospitality/Tourism (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: HFTX000

Business Core (27 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Think&Writing for Bus (3)
FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
HFT 3670 R&H Law, Legal Issues & Risk Mgmt (3)
ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3) or GEB 3085 Professional Development (3)

Required Courses in the Major (18 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

FSS 3338C Introduction to F&B Management (3)
HFT 3221 Mgt Resort Hosp Human Resourc (3)
HFT 3253 Resort & Lodging Oper Mgt (3)
HFT 4240 Guest Services Management (3)
HFT 4462 Revenue Management (3)
HFT 4945 Internship Experience (3)               

Restricted Electives/Concentration (9 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

Select only one of the following groupings:

Event Management Concentration
HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
HFT 4519 Meetings and Conventions Mktg (3)

Restaurant and Club Management Concentration
HFT 3271 Club Management (3)
HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
HFT 3806 Mgt Food & Beverage Operations (3)

Food and Beverage Management Concentration
HFT 3806 Mgt Food & Beverage Operations (3)
HFT 4866 Wine Merchandising, Taste & Tech (3)
HFT 4894C Culture, Food and Spirits (3) 

Lodging Management Concentration
HFT 4244 Quality Assurance Hospitality (3)
HFT 4256 Advanced Lodging Management (3)
HFT 4481 Lodging Data Analytics (3)

No concentration noted on transcript
Select 9 credits from the concentrations or the following:

HFT 3204 Spa Operations & Management (3)
HFT 3447 Database Systems and Tech (3)
HFT 3754 Conventions and Meetings Mgt (3)
HFT 4457 F&B Cost Control (3)
HFT 4755 Theme Park & Attractions Mgmt (3)
HFT 4955 Resort & Hosp Mgmt Study Abroad (3) 

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