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Hospitality & Tourism Management establishes guest service management and customer satisfaction at the center of all business decisions to increase overall customer retention and brand loyalty. FAU’s BBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management students are prepared for management positions in the service industry through the development of technical skills in human resources, financial analytics, revenue management, strategic planning, international business, as well as through practical experience working in-industry prior to graduation.
Increasing economic growth, consumer spending, purchasing power and digital innovation have resulted in unprecedented job growth and promotional opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry. In 2018, the travel and tourism industry accounted for 10.4% of global GDP and 10% of total global employment, generating more than $1.87 trillion in economic output and 9.2 million jobs in the United States alone. The rapid expansion contributed to major job vacancies for both skilled and unskilled work and a favorable job market for college graduates in the U.S. The medium annual wage was $53,785 in February 2020, with the top 10% of hospitality managers earning salaries in excess of $118,500.
Florida Atlantic University offers an AACSB-accredited Hospitality & Tourism Management bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) the superior choice over either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) offered at more vocational or traditional institutions. Students enrolled in this innovative program gain practical knowledge and real-world experience in networking, negotiation, sustainability planning, decision analysis and public relations and develop managerial competency in marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and IT. Degree completion prepares students for careers in numerous hospitality professions including resorts, restaurants, private clubs, meeting and event planning corporations, destination marketing organizations, cruise lines, casinos, theme parks, sport facilities, entertainment venues, and many more!
To declare an Online BBA (OBBA) in Hospitality & Tourism Management degree, students must have earned 60 credit hours, satisfied the foreign language admission requirement (FLENT), achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA in the Pre-Business Foundation courses.
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for the degree. Applications are accepted in any term.
For the required elective, students may choose from the following courses: Meetings & Events Management, Casinos and the Gaming Industry, Club Management. Human Resources for the Hospitality Industry, Principles of Food & Beverage Management, International Experience in Hospitality & Tourism Management, and Special Topics in the Hospitality Industry
Welcome to the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program located within the world class College of Business at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The FAU College of Business is AACSB-accredited and continued to be one of the top ranked nationally.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management 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, casino operations, 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, Casinos and Gaming, and Hospitality Management