About the Major


International growth in the private club and golf resort industries has created a demand in the U.S. and abroad for leaders who can manage hospitality organizations in multi-cultural environments. Since 1947, the Dedman College of Hospitality has prepared hospitality management graduates to meet the demand for industry executives and is a favored hiring source for managers of the world’s leading hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts. 

The major in Global Club Management & Leadership is built on a track record of preparing students with business knowledge and skills, developing international internships at top hospitality organizations and building life-long relationships with industry partners. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to begin a worldwide career path leading to an executive position such as a general manager, food and beverage director, resort manager, golf professional, global marketing manager, corporate financial analyst or director of special events. You'll enjoy being a part of an exciting industry segment that includes private country clubs, international hotels, resorts, private yacht clubs, private dining clubs and international golf management companies.

If you are a business-minded individual with a passion for international travel, the Global Club Management & Leadership major at the Dedman College of Hospitality is your ticket to a successful and exhilarating career.

Admission Requirements

The Global Club Management & Leadership major is a limited-access program. To be admitted to the major, a student must meet the admission requirements.

Upon completing all requirements for this major, the student will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a major in Global Club Management & Leadership.

Course Requirements

Courses for the major are updated each academic year. Typically students are admitted to the college beginning their junior year, and the academic year runs fall through summer. Students must use the course requirements from the academic year they were accepted.

Academic Mapping

Global Club Management & Leadership Academic Map

Mapping is Florida State University’s academic advising and monitoring system that provides the student with a recommended eight semester map for completing their bachelor’s degree in four years. Summer semesters are not included in degree mapping, but the student may use summer terms to either get ahead or catch up in their degree program.

Students do not have to complete all of the recommended classes on their map to remain on course; they simply must meet certain minimum requirements known as "milestones." Milestones include a minimum grade point average (GPA), completion of specific classes and minimum grades (“C-“ or better) in the milestone classes. Milestones are identified on each major map. All incoming freshmen are monitored for Semester 1 milestone criteria, regardless of the number of hours brought in through dual enrollment and/or credit by examination.

Students will be contacted if they are not making the appropriate progress. Students who do not satisfy the appropriate milestones at the end of any semester will be notified of such status by the university. The first time a student is off course, a Hold will be placed on registration; and the student will be required to contact an adviser to have the registration Hold removed. The adviser will discuss: (1) what is necessary to get back on course; and/or (2) possible alternative majors. If the student is off course for two consecutive semesters, a Hold placed is placed on registration; and the student will be required to change their major to an area outside of business.

Global Club Management & Leadership Major Opportunities

Students learn outside the classroom through our internship and international component requirements (see Course Requirements, above). Many internships are available overseas and students can take courses in our Leysin, Switzerland international program. Generous scholarships help support students along the way.

We offer networking and leadership opportunities through student organizations, specifically for Global Club Management & Leadership majors with the Club Managers Association of America (see our Facebook page). The college also offers student chapters of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Eta Sigma Delta.

To discuss your career path in hospitality management and important strategies on how to reach your fullest potential in the hospitality industry, contact Cynthia Johnson, Director of Global Club Management & Leadership program.

Read the Global Club Management & Leadership Major FAQs (PDF) for more information on the major.

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