Feb 24, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management


The Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management is committed to providing excellence in Hospitality education, preparing students for leadership roles in events and entertainment, lodging and resorts, global tourism, entrepreneurship and innovation, and for service. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

The School of Hospitality Management will become a destination for motivated and talented young people from Florida and beyond who desire to become engaged in hospitality education in a dynamic environment that affirms their aptitude and potential, leading them to lucrative careers in a diverse and rewarding global industry and preparing them for lifelong learning.

School Vision

To become the best School of Hospitality in the Southern Region. A World Class Center of Excellence transforming students into highly qualified graduates prepared to lead in the Hospitality industry and the global community and committed to quality service, lifelong learning, and diversity.


The Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management, is committed to providing excellence in education dedicated to preparing students for leadership roles in hospitality events, leisure and entertainment tourism to deliver competent leaders to the global hospitality and tourism industry.

The hospitality industry encompasses a wide range of businesses, from hotels to restaurants, travel agencies, convention centers, Career opportunities in this sector include those in lodging, casinos, resorts, travel agencies, and food service businesses. Individuals interested in the hospitality industry can pursue numerous career opportunities, including those available through a bachelor’s degree program.

Employers are searching for people with the specialized training, skills, and abilities acquired through training programs offered by accredited vocational schools, colleges, or universities. The best salaries in these businesses will go to management, so an advanced degree is quite necessary. 

Most management careers in hospitality require a bachelor or master’s degree in hospitality management. These professionals will see the best employment outlook. Graduates of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in hospitality and business in the hospitality industry enjoy the most opportunities.

Department of Hospitality Management