The Hospitality Management program prepares students for management positions in multiple segments of the world’s largest service industry. Upon completion, graduates assume various professional roles in a wide variety of industry venues 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.






Related Major Skills


Active listening Coordination Critical thinking
Management of financial resources Management of material resources Monitoring/assessing performance
Time management Judgment and decision making Business communication and writing
Management of personnel resources Service orientation


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Sample Career Titles


Lodging and Resorts


General Manager Resident Manager Executive Housekeeper
Front Office Manager Guest Services Manager Convention Services Manager
Assistant Manager Director of Sales Human Resources Director
Rooms Division Director


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Food and Beverage Industry


General Manager Assistant Manager Executive Chef
Banquet Manager Food and Beverage Director Catering Manager
Catering Sales Manager Nightclub Owner/Operator


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Meetings and Events Management


Convention Sales Manager Conference Services Manager 

Special Events Manager


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Private Club Management


Clubhouse Manager Director of Membership 

Director of Special Events

General Manager Assistant Manager


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Commercial Recreation Management


City/County Director of Recreation Spa Manager 

Parks Manager

Theme Park Manager Golf Course Manager


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Cruise Industry


Director of Activities  Chief Purser

Sales & Marketing


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Casino and Gaming Industry


Digital Advertising Manager  Database Manager

Promotions & Entertainment Executive

Players Club & Loyalty Manager Table Games Manager

Slot Machines Supervisor


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Sample Work Settings


Casinos Cruise Lines Online Travel Agencies
Athletic Clubs Camps Colleges/Universities
Convention Centers Airlines Health/Fitness Clubs
Hotels/Motels Museums Parks & Public Recreation Facilities
Resorts Restaurants Assisted Living Communities
Special Events Companies Country Clubs Pools
Ski Resorts Destination Marketing Organizations Community Centers
Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureaus Spas
Sports Club Theme Park Tourism Bureaus
Travel Agencies Sports Clinics


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FAU Student Organizations


  • MBA Association


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Professional Associations

 Most Popular Associations

Other Associations


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Job and Internship Links



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Where to Learn More


General Occupational Information


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Career Planning Websites


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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit
  • Careers for High Energy People and Other Go Getters
  • Careers for Travel Buffs & Other Restless Types
  • Careers in Focus: Tracel and Hospitality
  • Careers in Travel, Tourism, Hospitality
  • Hospitality & Recreation - Career Info Center
  • How To Get a Job on a Cruise Ship
  • Opportunities in Recreation & Leisure Careers
  • Opportunities in Travel Careers
  • Sports Market Place
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Career sin Sports
  • VGM's Careers Encyclopedia


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