Framed by the Atlantic Ocean and Orlando on one side and the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay on the other, Saint Leo University is ideally situated for the study of hospitality and tourism.
Florida’s hospitality and tourism industry is based on world-class attractions that range from theme parks and beaches to year-round sunny weather and diverse cultural and natural heritage. With Central Florida as the world’s most popular destination for domestic and international tourism, students can explore an abundance of professional opportunities in all sectors and components of the industry with access to the world’s leading theme parks, resorts, and airports.
Steeped in tradition, since 1889, Saint Leo’s beautiful campus is the perfect learning environment. Our faculty members bring decades of experience to the classroom. They have traveled to nearly 100 countries; studied and taught abroad; served as tourism consultants for United Nations’ agencies; and worked as managers for notable clubs, hotels, and resorts.
Event Management (12 credit hours)
The degree will uniquely qualify students in the Event Management Specialization to use Project Management tools to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects. The curriculum has been modeled after the Event Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK) which sets standards for the industry.
Hotel & Resort Management (12 credit hours)
Students choosing the lodging management specialization will receive an integrated management approach to managing in the lodging industry. Students in both specializations will be introduced to the hospitality industry, customer engagement, food and beverage management, experiential learning, human resources management, professional development.