Tourism, Hospitality and Events is the fastest growing industry in the world with a greater number of people traveling both domestically and internationally than ever before. The current mobility has reached a record high with over a billion people annually, and projected for further growth. This global demand has resulted in major development in infrastructure such as, hotels, resorts, attractions, restaurants, and associated businesses that cater to the broader tourism, hospitality, and events industry. With such growth, there is major need to further develop human resources to meet the needs of the industry. Career prospects are extremely promising in Florida, U.S. and globally.
The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management prepares students to gain competency in industry knowledge, develop intellectual abilities, and foster adaptive and technical leadership skills. In addition, the focus on the growth of individual and group dynamics through critical thinking and experiential learning is emphasized so that students will become leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs and create change in an ever-evolving industry.
Graduates pursue a wide range of exciting career opportunities including hotels, resorts, theme parks, cruise lines, casinos, clubs, restaurants, convention centers, tour operators, corporate, public, and private meetings and events, inclusive of the music, festivals, fashion, attractions, and many other options.