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Dedman School of Hospitality / Academic Programs / Major in Hospitality Management

Major in Hospitality Management

The program in hospitality management was established in 1947 in recognition of the demand for hotel and restaurant industry executives, with the objective of providing the kind of education tomorrow's hospitality manager will need. The curriculum is designed so that students must meet high standards of achievement in general education and must acquire not only the specialized knowledge needed for their hospitality industry careers, but also understand the basic functions, objectives, and tools of management that are common to executive roles.

The Dedman School of Hospitality is an academic unit under the Florida State University College of Business. It is located in the University Center Building B, which provides for the specialized academic/training objectives established by the school. In addition to classrooms, this state-of-the-art facility provides hospitality students with teaching kitchens, a technology center, a publication resource center, and a placement center. The building also contains an affiliated 35,000 square-foot, professionally managed city club that provides hospitality students with real-world food and beverage experience in elegant surroundings.

One of the most rewarding benefits of an education in hospitality management at Florida State University is that through the years a personal, intimate, congenial climate, in which students may develop to their fullest potential, has remained a chief attraction. All of the school's energies and resources are devoted exclusively to preparing each student for a professional career.

The Dedman School of Hospitality is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the best. Top hospitality organizations visit the school each year to interview students for entry-level management positions. Graduates of the program enjoy top managerial and ownership positions in hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, and other facets of the hospitality and golf industries. The requirement of practical, on-the-job experience, where the student applies classroom knowledge to the workplace, prepares the Dedman School of Hospitality graduate for the operational challenges of industry.

For more information about the hospitality management major, please contact the Dedman School of Hospitality at (850) 644-4787 or visit us at UCB 4400.