Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Welcome to the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, located in the Department of Marketing, within the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. The program prepares students for management positions in multiple segments of the world’s largest service industry. Upon completion, graduates enjoy various professional roles in a variety of industries including: resorts, hotels, restaurants, private clubs, meeting and event planning corporations, destination marketing organizations, convention centers, conference centers, cruise lines, casinos, theme parks, auto rental agencies, sports facilities and arenas, spas, entertainment venues and theaters, and vacation ownership or fractional ownership operations.

Potential career areas include operations management, sales and marketing, public relations, revenue management, food and beverage, engineering, housekeeping, human resource management, tourism planning and development, hospitality consulting, hospitality law, and many others. Students who choose to major or minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management receive a broad management-based education following the core business curriculum. This base provides a platform of knowledge with the overall focus on improving one's ability to successfully and profitably manage a hospitality or tourism organization.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program offers a large number of certificates including Meetings & Events Management, Club Management, and Hospitality Management.

More about Hospitality and Tourism Management, including: Mission Statement and Director's Welcome!

 

Featured Media

 

The hospitality and tourism industry is dynamic -- offering job opportunities in resorts, casinos, theme parks, etc. And who better to discuss all things hospitality and tourism than FAU's Peter Ricci, Ed.D. -- an industry veteran, and director of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business. Source: What's Happening @FAUbusiness podcast.

 

 

Program Information for Hospitality Students

Academic Programs

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Summer 2016 Club Management class photo

Adopt-A-Class Corporate Sponsor Program

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Scholarships

The FAU College of Business (COB) is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to enrolled students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Some scholarships are administered within the COB while additional scholarships are available from multiple hospitality and tourism organizations and foundations.

In total, there are hundreds of scholarships available to provide financial assistance to eligible students. Please click the links below which will direct you to different areas of scholarship listings. Remember to explore every area and every scholarship opportunity!

Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarships Marketing Scholarships

College of Business Scholarships FAU Scholarships

 

Featured Media

 

Peter Ricci, Director of the FAU Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, has been named the Stewart Distinguished Professor in the College of Business. Source: What's Happening @FAUbusiness podcast.

 

Careers in Hospitality and Tourism Management
 Hospitality Alumni and Industry Spotlight
 
Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Veterans

Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

Best Schools - Hospitality

Best Hospitality Program

FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

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