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Academic Program Guide

Global Club Management and Leadership

College: Dedman College of Hospitality
Degree: BS
Specialized Admission: No

Contact: Renee Dyehouse
Address: Dedman College of Hospitality, University Center B 2200
Phone: (850) 644-8410

Description of Major

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

The private club and golf resort industries are experiencing tremendous growth on a global scale, creating a demand for leaders with business skills and knowledge to manage organizations in multi-cultural environments in the U.S. and abroad. If you are a business-minded individual with a passion for creating memorable experiences on a luxury scale, the Global Club Management and Leadership major at the Dedman College of Hospitality is your ticket to an exciting and successful career.

As a student in this major you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a major in Global Club Management and Leadership from the Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University.

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework: (12 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:

MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra
HFT 1000 (3) Introduction to Hospitality
ECO 2013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics OR ECO 2023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
CGS 2100 (3) Microcomputer Applications for Business OR CGS 2518 (3) Spreadsheets for Business (preferred)

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of .

Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major
Admission to the hospitality programs requires the following:
1) Completion of at least 52 semester hours;
2) A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all college work attempted;
3) Satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework; and
4) Successful completion of 1st & 2nd GE English and 1st & 2nd GE Math coursework


Major Program of Studies at FSU: (40-44 hours)
Students must earn a C minus or better and a minimum GPA of 2.00 in courses used to satisfy the Global Club Management and Leadership major requirements. Courses taken at a Community College may NOT be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses.

Lower-Division Requirement: (3 hours)
HFT 1000 (3) Introduction to Hospitality

This course is a Term 4 milestone. Transfer students must complete it in their first term of enrollment at FSU.

Major Area Requirements for Global Club Management and Leadership Majors (40 hours)
A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the major area requirements.

Hospitality Core Requirements: (15 hours)
HFT 3424 (3) Hospitality Financial Analysis
HFT 3431 (3) Hospitality Managerial Accounting
HFT 4502 (3) Integrated Marketing for Hospitality
HFT 4224 (3) Hospitality Leadership and Ethics
HFT 3941 (3) Internship

Global Club Major Area Coursework: (25 hours)
HFT 1350 (1) Golf for Business and Life
HFT 3100 (3) Introduction to Global Club Management
HFT 3101 (3) Global Club Operations and Governance
HFT 3104 (3) Member Engagement & Events
HFT 3700 (3) Tourism and the Environment
HFT 3806 (3) Introduction to Food/Beverage Management
HFT4802 (3) Catering Management
Approved Electives (6) as outlined on department website

An updated list of approved major electives can be found on the department website:

Additional Requirements

1. Global Club Management and Leadership majors are required to complete 6 months of approved internship.

2. Global Club Management and Leadership majors are required to complete a global component to include one of the following: International Internship, Study Abroad Experience with FSU International Programs or Center for Global Engagement, a Domestic Internship with a Multinational Corporation, or the completion of a Global Citizenship Certificate that is awarded by the Center for Global Engagement.

3. Attendance and/or participation in a minimum of 6 industry events is required. These may include but are not limited to: Club Management Association of America (CMAA) National Student Conference, CMAA World Conference, PGA Merchandise Show, CMAA FSU Student Chapter Club Tour Events, and FSU Dedman College Leadership Summit.

4. Global Club Management and Leadership majors are required to be members of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) upon being formally admitted to the major.

5. Portfolio requirement to include internship documentation, CMAA involvement, industry engagement and activities, international experience, reflection essay, work action photos, best practices.

Digital Literacy (0 hours beyond prerequisites)
CGS 2100 (3) or CGS 2518 (3) meets this requirement for the major.

Oral Communication Competency (3 hours beyond other requirements)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 12*
Major Coursework 40-44
Minor Coursework 0
Digital Literacy 0 beyond prerequisites
Oral Competency 3 beyond other requirements
Electives to bring total hours to 120

*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of General Education requirements.

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1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.

2. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.

3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information

Representative Job Titles related to this major: As a graduate, you'll be ready to begin a worldwide career leading to an executive position, such as: General Manager, Food and Beverage Director, Corporate Financial Analyst, Director of Special Events, Chief Financial Officer, Resort Manager, Global Marketing Manager, Group Sales Manager, Membership Director, Recreation Director, Merchandise/Buyer Manager, Club Industry Data Analyst, Club Controller and Health and Wellness Director.

You'll be in demand by industry organizations throughout the world, such as: private golf and country clubs, international hotels, luxury resorts, private yacht clubs, private dining clubs, private city clubs, and international golf management companies.

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