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Dedman School Of Hospitality – Tallahassee, FL
The Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University is one of just a few hospitality programs located within a College of Business. Currently ranked as the #5 hospitality program by industry, the program is accredited through AACSB. The Dedman School is comprised of a traditional hospitality administration degree program, as well as a Professional Golf Management Program (PGM). The PGM is one of only ten in the United States recognized and accredited by the PGA. Students must have an eight or under handicap to qualify for admission. Admission to Florida State University is competitive, with average freshmen SAT scores exceeding 1200.

The strength of the Dedman School of Hospitality lies in its curriculum, faculty, and facilities. The curriculum takes a balanced approach to higher education, with students completing a strong general education core, followed by an equally strong business core encompassing approximately 40 credit hours of business classes. Students then complete a hospitality core in their junior and senior years of study. 1,000 hours of work experience are required for graduation, and internships are plentiful and available. Students in the PGM program must complete specific course required by the PGA. The faculty of the Dedman School of Hospitality also represent a mix of experiences. In addition to well-known academics, four industry professionals representing the fields of lodging, foodservice, club management, and professional golf are on staff. Average class ratio is approximately 18:1 students to faculty. The School has two separate facilities; the main facility encompasses nearly 500,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, conference rooms, restaurant, ballroom, and private club. A unique working relationship exists between the School and the University Center Club, a ClubCorp International operation. A separate golf facility is located at nearby Seminole Golf Course, encompassing classrooms, offices, pro shop, restaurant, golf teaching areas, and an 18-hole course.

The Dedman School of Hospitality offers numerous scholarships annually, and student activities are numerous. A strong study abroad program complements the Tallahassee-based program. A graduate degree program is also available to qualified candidates. The Dedman School of Hospitality is endowed through the Robert and Nancy Dedman Foundation. Mr. Dedman is the founder and chairman of ClubCorp International. Interested students and parents are invited to visit the program website <www.cob.fsu.edu/dsh>, or contact the Director, Dr. Robert Bosselman, at 850-644-8243.

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