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.
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.
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!
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.