The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is conveniently located in South Florida, a hotbed for Hospitality and Tourism. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program strives to provide a premiere educational experience to our hard-working students, who are looking to make a bigger impact in their respective fields. Please read more about the Mission of the Hospitality and Tourism Management and Hospitality and Tourism Management Director's Welcome.

Mission Statement

Our Mission…

The Mission of the FAU Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is to be the absolute best college program of its kind at preparing leaders and executives for the hospitality and tourism industry businesses operating in the 21st Century.

To accomplish this mission, the program incorporates extremely high rigor in its curriculum ‐ both in terms of general business coursework (management, marketing, finance, accounting, etc.) supplemented with a strong core of hospitality business coursework (i.e., guest service, revenue management, hospitality law, operations).

Upon graduation, our graduates demonstrate employer‐desired proficiency in:

  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Application of Critical Thinking Skills
  • Hospitality‐specific Content Knowledge

Director's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hospitality Management Program at Florida Atlantic University!

As one of the fastest-growing majors at FAU, the program includes undergraduate-level major, minor, and certificates. The certificate areas include: Hospitality and Tourism Management, Club Management, and Event Management. Further, there are Executive Education weekend Certificates in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Event Management

Our faculty all have hospitality industry experience and are experts across the hospitality industry: hotels, resorts, private country clubs, restaurants, law, marketing, finance, etc. Most have held high level/executive jobs within the industry and are true leaders both in academia and the hospitality industry.

In 2022, the state of Florida welcomed 137.6 million visitors – an all-time record! (https://dr.flgov.com/2023/02/15/florida-breaks-record-for-highest-visitation-in-state-history/)

The hospitality industry is the number one private employer in the state of Florida – if your goal is to find a rewarding and fun career upon graduation, you’ve come to the right place! We welcome you to explore our web site, converse with our faculty, and reach out to our program director. Please email us at hospitality@fau.edu or phone us at 561-297-3666.


Dr. Peter Ricci, EdD


Director, Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Accreditation & Rankings

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AACSB Accreditation

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Top-50 in Entrepreneurship

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