School of Resort & Hospitality Management

Careers in Paradise

Study the business of events and hospitality on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast.

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.

Get the inside scoop on our program


Get the inside scoop on our program

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One Degree, Many Paths

Our Resort & Hospitality Administration (BS) degree program offers specialized concentrations:

  • Event Management Concentration
  • Restaurant and Club Management Concentration
  • Food and Beverage Management Concentration
  • Lodging Management Concentration

Dual Accreditation, Twice the Value

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The School of Resort & Hospitality Management was the first hospitality program in the State University System of Florida accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). We are also now acredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) along with the rest of the business programs here at the Lutgert College of Business.

Housed in Sugden Hall, the school boasts unique learning environments including a fully operational food production and restaurant laboratory, a wine and food tasting laboratory, ballroom event management laboratory, and cutting-edge audio/visual/internet technology.

Learn more about our dual accrediation

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Involvement Beyond the Classroom

Explore student and professional organizations for Resort & Hospitality Management students.

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Rachel Farina

The internship was the most impactful and helpful resource in starting my career.”

Rachel Farina

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Dale Moeller
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The RHM staff and directors are always searching for information from those in the day-to-day business of hospitality so that they can pass on relevant information that will benefit the students. ”

Dale Moeller

Vanessa Gill
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We have so many classes that are extremely educational in a fun way.”

Vanessa Gil

MEET Vanessa

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Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

April 27, 2023 / Lutgert News / Tags: 2023, Accounting, Advertising, Agribusiness, BGS, Beta Gamma Sigma, Economics, Finance, Graduate, Honoree, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, Marketing, PGA Golf Management, Real Estate, Resort & Hospitality, Sales, Undergraduate

Chelsea is responsible for developing, communicating and executing on the strategic plan and growth of Moran Wealth Management. Prior to this role, she spent 8 years at the firm as a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the fixed income and several equity strategies. She serves on both the Executive Committee and Investment Committee at Moran Wealth Management. Chelsea earned her BS in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was awarded the CFA Charter from the CFA Institute in 2014, and is a member of the CFA Society of Naples where she currently serves on the board. In 2021, Chelsea co-founded Southwest Florida Women in Investment Management to support the development and advancement of women in the local finance community. In addition to her responsibilities at Moran Wealth Management, Chelsea sits on the Executive Council for the Department of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University and is the President of the House Corporation for the Pi Mu Chapter of Chi Omega. Lastly, she is a member of CHIEF, a private organization for women executive leaders. Chelsea loves to read, travel, and spend quality time with her family. As a Midwest transplant, she lovingly cheers for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

Master's Degree in Information Systems & Analytics
Master's Degree in Information Systems & Analytics
Master's Degree in Information Systems & Analytics

Master of Business Administration

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