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Resort & Hospitality Management (B.S.)

Resort & Hospitality Management (B.S.)

Director's Message


Greetings,Dr. Randall Upchurch

At Florida Gulf Coast University’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management, we prepare future leaders for successful hospitality careers, not only here in Southwest, but throughout the global marketplace.

We are pertinent, offering innovative programs that train leaders to meet challenges in resort operations management, golf enterprise management, spa operations management, event planning and operations management, and other emerging fields, with the goal of furthering economic and societal progress.

We are international in scope, with a faculty and student body enriched by trends and issues that are global in nature, a deep investment in global research that emerges within the classroom, and deep ties to a rich network of hospitality business entrepreneurs, alumni network, and access immersive projects both locally and globally; 

We are entrepreneurial in mind, driven to advance the body of knowledge surrounding hospitality operations, nurture emerging hospitality businesses, and foster entrepreneurial and sustainable practices within all organizational contexts;

We invite you to experience the sincerity of our commitment. It’s there in the scope of our programs, the research conducted by our faculty which transcends into the classroom, and our outreach into the hospitality business community.

As Florida’s truly innovative public university, we welcome all to share in our common goal of excellence.



Randall S. Upchurch, PhD
Director, School of Resort & Hospitality Management

Lutgert College of Business
Florida Gulf CoastUniversity