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Dedman School of Hospitality

Getting Results. Boasting a near 100 percent graduate placement rate, the Dedman School of Hospitality has prepared students for leadership positions in hospitality management for almost 70 years (since 1947).

As a top U.S. vacation destination, Florida abounds with hospitality management careers. The Dedman School of Hospitality employs a global approach to prepare students to serve a multinational clientele and to fill the growing international demand for industry managers. Examples of our highly successful alumni:

  • John Culver, President, Starbucks Coffee International;
  • Chuck Floyd, Executive Vice President, Group President, Global Operations, Hyatt Corporation;
  • Brian Ford, COO, Tampa Bay Buccaneers;
  • Jim Riscigno, Former Executive Vice President, ClubCorp;
  • Anne Hamilton, Vice President, Resort Sales & Services, Walt Disney World Resorts;
  • Janine Budzius, General Manager/COO, Philadelphia Country Club;
  • Ed Staros, Founder/Executive Vice President, Ritz-Carlton Resorts, Naples, Fla.;
  • Carol B. Dover, President/CEO, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Career Preparation. Students are prepared with the knowledge, experience and relationships they need to begin outstanding hospitality management careers through:

Academic Programs. Students earn a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a major in either:

The school also offers a Minor in Hospitality Management.

 

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