Lead the way in the business of hospitality
Being in a tourism hub gives us a competitive edge in the industry
Our program prepares students for successful careers throughout the global marketplace in resorts, private clubs, restaurants, events, catering, association management, sports management, wine and spirits retailing and distribution, human resources and many more specialized areas of hospitality business operations. With a tourism-oriented climate and economy, Southwest Florida provides the perfect backdrop to gain perspective and experience in the real world as an undergraduate.
Our curriculum focuses on the skills needed to manage the operations of multimillion-dollar resort and private club properties, while internship and field experiences provide an important bridge between the classroom setting and a career in the industry. Take advantage of our strong relationships with over 300 of the area's finest resorts, hotels, private clubs, events, spas, food and beverage businesses and other industry-related contacts.
Explore your options with our bachelor of science degree:
- Resort & Hospitality Management (no concentration)
- Private Club & Restaurant Management Concentration
- Event Management Concentration
- Spa Management Concentration
The School of Resort & Hospitality Management was the first hospitality program accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Housed in Sugden Hall, the school boasts unique learning environments including a fully operational catering kitchen and restaurant lab, a wine and food tasting lab, ballroom event management lab and an operational Spa Lab with a hydrotherapy room managed by our students.
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