Hospitality Management


College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership
Master’s Degree

"True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests." - Eleanor Roosevelt


Program Overview

How do you earn a management position in Florida’s number-one industry? The Master of Science in Hospitality Management graduate program takes your passion for the tourism industry and gives you the hands-on experience to become a leader at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization in Florida (and beyond!).

Students in our hospitality management program focus on strategic decision making in the development of hospitality models in the areas of organizational effectiveness, finance, marketing and technology of hospitality ventures, including the growing role of the internet to improve and expand customer service.  Our graduate program gives students the advantage needed to advance their careers in highly-competitive leadership roles in corporate hospitality offices.


Is the Hospitality Management Program Right For You?

Do you want to play a vital role in addressing the changes and challenges in the hospitality industry in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, around Florida, throughout the U.S. and the world? Would you like to hone your strategic and conceptual skills, technological abilities and become an even more effective communicator? If so, the M.S. in Hospitality Management degree offers you a variety of learning experiences through case studies, experiential learning, research projects and public, private and institutional partnerships to help you reach your career goals.

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Future Careers

A degree in hospitality management takes you into a leadership position in the top hotels and restaurants in the hospitality industry. Some of our hospitality graduates have landed careers as:

  • General Managers
  • Food and Beverage Managers
  • Executive Chefs
  • Bar Managers
  • Floor Managers
  • Event Planners
  • Travel Agents
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Human Resources Managers

In the Hospitality Management graduate program, you will experience personalized attention and small class size, a location that is home to hundreds of quality hospitality establishments (hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts, theme parks, museums, theaters, stadiums). This area is also home to a wide variety of IT companies, an advisory board that is composed of global hospitality and IT leaders, partnerships with world leading hospitality and IT companies, strong support from local, national, and global hospitality and IT companies, and rich extra-curricular activities.

For more information on future careers and internships, please visit Career Services.


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Potential Employers

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