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Bachelor's Degree in International Hospitality Management - Hotel and Resort Management

What sets Saint Leo’s International Hospitality Management degree apart from the rest?

Play an integral part in one of the most fascinating and evolving industries in the world. With a degree in international hospitality management, you will experience all the perks of a profession, global in reach and multidisciplinary by nature. Choose a degree program that offers two areas of specialization: event management and hotel & resort management. 

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.

Learning Experience:
Campus
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours

What can you do with a degree in International Hospitality Management?

At Saint Leo University, we expect our graduates to become managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs within all sectors and components of the hospitality and tourism industry. And, many of our graduates are doing just that in various parts of the world. If you can visualize your dream job, and the company or organization and the location where you would most like to begin your professional career, our faculty will help prepare and guide you toward that goal.

Saint Leo graduates find jobs in many sectors, including accommodations, food service, attractions, transportation, and destination promotion.

  • Wedding Planner
  • Hotel Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Theme Park Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Meeting Planner
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Tourism
  • Marketer/Planner
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing Director

Professional Development Opportunities.

Internships

Students gain practical, real life experience while performing an internship for credit at a host agency anywhere in the world! Our students have built up their resumes at Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, AAA Auto Club South, InterContinental Hotels Group, Tampa Convention Center, and the Tahuayo Lodge in Peru, to name a few.

Study Abroad

Saint Leo University maintains partnerships with more than a dozen international universities, and organizes for-credit, faculty-led excursions and alternative spring breaks.

Conferences

Attend hospitality and tourism-related shows and conferences, such as the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, Florida Tourism Day, Southeast Tourism Society’s Spring Symposium, and Destination: Capitol Hill.

Co-curricular activities

Consider joining the International Tourism Club or student chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. Network with members of our Industry Liaison Council, an advisory board of prominent senior executives representing all sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry.

Where are student interns and Saint Leo alumni working today?

  • Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
  • The Ritz Carlton Hotels
  • Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Busch Gardens
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Disney Cruise Lines
  • Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
  • The Reef Resort, Grand Cayman
  • SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
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