FAU in Top 30 Hospitality Programs in the USA
Release Date: Jan 06, 2017
The hospitality industry is enormous, with hotels alone accounting for over half a trillion dollars (yes, TRILLION!) in revenues annually. But the hospitality industry is much broader still, providing an array of rewarding management positions also in restaurants, event planning, theme parks, resort clubs, cruise lines, casinos, and even professional athletics. Some sports teams, for instance, look for individuals with a hospitality management degree to make travel and living arrangements for its athletes.
There are plenty of opportunities for advancement in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry, especially for those with a degree in hospitality management. If you’re upbeat and energetic, have leadership abilities, and enjoy helping others, the global hospitality industry is worth seriously considering.
Because a large number of hospitality-management degree programs exist, selecting a school requires some care. We’ve thoroughly evaluated the top schools and programs, basing our ranking on academic quality, awards, reputation, independent evaluations, facilities, and internship opportunities.
Florida Atlantic University, College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management
(Boca Raton, Florida)
The Hospitality and Tourism Management program, which provides a business-focused curriculum, is part of the Florida Atlantic University College of Business, an AACSB International accredited business school. Students have a variety of learning opportunities in Boca Raton, a prominent tourism and hospitality area situated within the south Florida metropolitan area.
- Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Hospitality Management
- Professional MBA in Hospitality Management on-campus or online
Hospitality Management program highlights:
Some of the companies which actively post jobs or provided internships or hired alumni and students include Addison Reserve Country Club, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca West Country Club, Carnival Cruise Lines, Darden Restaurants, Discover the Palm Beaches, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &Visitors Bureau, Hillstone Restaurant Group, Hilton Boca Raton Suites, Hilton Worldwide, Hospitality Ventures Management Group, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Kolter Hospitality, Marriott Boca Raton, Norwegian Cruise Line, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Woodfield Country Club.
- Hospitality & tourism students have the opportunity to attend standard Career Fairs the university hosts twice per year as well as hospitality-specific information sessions throughout the year.
- Graduates of the BBA in Hospitality Management program must have foreign language proficiency.
- All students must work a minimum of 1000 hours; the vast majority of hospitality students work in the industry throughout their years at Florida Atlantic University; the average student graduates with more than 2000 hours.
- Students in the International Experience in Hospitality Management course can select from various programs throughout the world.
- Hospitality majors are introduced to mentors from the hospitality industry in year one.
- The Adopt a Class program allows an employer to adopt a specific course and have an executive co-teach portions of a class.
- All students take the same core business courses of any major within the College of Business.
- Faculty includes experienced executives with academic credentials as well as notable researchers in hospitality management who have at least three years of experience working in business; faculty members stay involved with active industry roles.
Florida Atlantic University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.