To provide high quality, hands-on, career advancing educational opportunities within the context of a dynamic, technologically enabled, guest service focused and globally integrated hospitality environment.
Career Centered Preparation:
Upon graduation, students will have met their external experiential requirements and attained invaluable development beyond the classroom that will have enabled them to be most well-rounded and highly qualified candidates in the job market.
Our small class sizes ensure an intimate, personalized learning environment. Moreover, a hospitality faculty advisor will be available to students from the day they enroll at NYIT until graduation.
Hospitality Focused Clubs & Associations:
Students can become a part of NYIT's National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Chapter, the Professional Convention Management Association Chapter and/or the Society of Hosteurs. These student-run associations and clubs bring everyone within the NYIT community together for a variety of social, charitable and educational activities. In addition, students have the opportunity to work professional events and participate in industry focused tours, including vineyards, casinos, hotels, trade shows and more.
Our students come from around the globe to savor the opportunities provided by NYIT’s geographic location and access to the hospitality industries leading food service, lodging and tourism organizations. Opportunities to study abroad are also available.
NYIT’s Department of Hospitality Studies faculty and adjunct instructors bring unique and varied specialties with centuries of combined industry experience to provide our students with a progressive education in state-of-the-art facilities.
From the Blackboard online learning environment, to our interactive virtual classrooms, we infuse technology into every course.
Dynamic Hands-On Coursework:
From experiential internships, to beverage tasting courses, to on-site operations visits, our courses put you in intimate contact with the people and products that will prepare you for the industry upon graduation. Our B.P.S. degree enables our students to dedicate over sixty percent of their degree exclusively to our passion: Hospitality.
We offer outstanding student development through affiliations with internationally recognized hospitality organizations and associations, exclusive internship offerings and attendance at conferences.
The Department of Hospitality Studies strives to integrate the School of Management key strategic initiatives into its curriculum:
To ensure student competency and opportunity for placement and successful advancement in the business environment
To ensure the development of business-related requisite skill sets.
To provide seminars, workshops, forums and dynamic opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning activities.
To cultivate partnerships by participating at conferences to further lifelong learning and an understanding of contemporary issues in the hospitality field.
To publish intellectual contributions and attend activities and conferences for the purpose of presenting scholarly works.
To create an environment for students conducive to success, including programs for individualized orientation, advisement, tutoring, student advisory committees, social engagement activities, and peer mentoring programs.
Dr. Robert J. Koenig
Associate Dean: Student Advancement Programs & Hospitality Studies Program
School of Management