School of Resort & Hospitality Management

Lead the way in the business of hospitality

Being in a tourism hub gives students 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.


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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 lab, a wine and food tasting lab, ballroom event management lab, an audio/visual/internet technology, and a functioning prototype spa with a hydrotherapy room managed by our students.

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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

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