The Associate of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management is a degree designed for adventurous individuals interested in interacting with and understanding the needs of travelers to provide them a fulfilling experience. Hospitality and Tourism Management students take both general education courses and specific hospitality and tourism management courses and also have the opportunity to take part in an internship to get valuable on the job training. Classes cover language instruction, experience in food service, kitchen operations and front desk management. Upon graduation students will have developed strong interpersonal skills in dealing with guests, be proficient in computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, internet research, web design and reservation systems and have a strong understanding of cultural factors of tourism.
The Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management program requires the same courses as our associate program for the first 2 years. This program requires further study as well as internship opportunities to observe and practice in hotels, resorts, restaurants, conventions, tourism offices and the chamber of commerce. (Internship takes place in Tampa). Graduates in International Hospitality and Tourism Management will gain knowledge and experience in a multicultural environment, learn about hotel operations, acquire critical thinking and decision making abilities and learn industry trends and best practices.
The International Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA Program prepares graduates to develop a strategic plan to build or run a hospitality operation, interpret and analyze global issues facing the hospitality industry, acquire a sensitivity and awareness to global opportunities and sustainability, interpret the impact of hospitality operations on the environment and have a global understanding of the hospitality enterprise within the broader tourism context.
The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management is an undergraduate program that prepares students for management in the hospitality industry. Some of the topics students can expect to study are supply management, consumer behavior, human resources, and economics. Since hospitality relies heavily on a global economy, students also learn how to apply cross-cultural training and digital marketing. Most graduates hold managerial positions at restaurants and hotels, or as event managers for corporations.