About Hospitality Management
Celebrity and Industry Partners
What Do Industry Leaders Say About Our Program?More
“The Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. has had both a successful and enriching relationship with the NYIT Hospitality program over several years. The quality of both their academic courses and student enrollment is outstanding."
-Mr. Richard Amato, Vice President, Hotel Association of New York City
"NYIT makes the internship intake process seamless for our organization. The best part is that their students from the Department of Hospitality Studies join us prepared with a smile, a positive attitude and a rich understanding of the industry. We've had such a phenomenal experience providing internships to NYIT's students that we've decided to have a few of them join us every semester."
-Mr. Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance
"NYIT's Brick and Mortar approach towards education in Hospitality is a clear example of what the standard needs to be. Their approach of student support and exposure to the industry coupled with advanced learning concepts is what makes the students there more viable for career success. I applaud all of their efforts"
-Mr. Alex Askew, President & CEO, BCA Global
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and the NYIT Hospitality Management team for creating such a worthwhile and professional program to benefit the industry overall. We were very impressed with the level of knowledge and expertise your students exhibited during our conference proceedings.”
- Ms. Frances Kiradjian, Founder, Chairwoman – Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association
What Do Our Alumni Say?More
“It was a true pleasure being a student of the NYIT Hospitality program. They offer many educational and professional opportunities outside of the classroom to enhance learning - and their professors teach exactly what you will expect in the real world.”
- Ms. Aileen Guo, (B.P.S. ‘2010), Front Office Operations, Waldorf Astoria, New York
“I found the faculty of the NYIT Hospitality Department to be some of the most caring individuals I have ever met while attending college. I was able to enjoy a close interaction with professors, as they were very supportive in not only taking an interest in my academic and professional success, but genuine interest and kind understanding in all my future endeavors. They motivated and inspired me to achieve greater goal.”
- Heemin Jeon (B.P.S. ‘09) 전희민 | Sport Manager, Sports Planning Department, The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games
"The NYIT Hospitality Program has helped me to understand what it means to serve others in a professional environment. What it takes to be a 'service professional' is clearly defined and I can take pride in the work that I do because of my NYIT classroom and experience-based learning experience."
- Ms.Yoneidy Carreño-Ureña, (B.P.S. ‘03), Guest Relations Supervisor, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
"There are so many schools in New York and all over the country, but there is no other school that provides the Five Stars Education as NYIT. You are looking at Hospitality, so you must think Five Stars! The philosophy of NYIT is like a small family. You can reach all of your advisor, professors, and faculty members whenever you are in need."
- Raafat Rohaiem, (B.P.S. ‘02), Front Office Manager, Mandarin Oriental New York
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.
When you enroll in our program, you will be required to sign a unique Student Agreement, that commits you to complete community service activities, earn industry contact hours, attend professional development seminars, and obtain two certifications to ensure that you graduate with not just a degree, but hands-on experience and a competitive resume.
School of Management Global Center for Hospitality Management
Transform yourself to become a top hospitality industry executive. Learn what it takes to produce major events and build professional relationships while you participate in visits and networking events with top hotels, restaurants, vineyards, and other attractions in New York City and Long Island.
Summer Hospitality International Internship Program
Earn credits while interning at an international hospitality destination location. Spend your summer in Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, Hawaii, New Zealand, or South Africa in a program especially designed for NYIT hospitality students.
Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism Course
Spend intersession in Costa Rica, immersing yourself for eight days in the country’s culture and observing its sustainable tourism practices. You’ll enjoy tours and seminars led by general managers and sustainability managers from the country’s top hotels; meet and discuss sustainable practices with local civic leaders, and government officials; and help a local hotel in their efforts to apply for certification as a sustainable business. You’ll also visit monkey preserves, eco-lodges, and zip-line over national park lands while staying in a local villa staffed with native chefs who will introduce you to local cuisine.
Clubs and Organizations
The Society of Hosteurs
The Society of Hosteurs is one of NYIT’s oldest ongoing clubs. Our mission is to engage hospitality-oriented students in academic, professional, and cultural experience that pertain to the hospitality industry. We emphasize the importance of engaging our students in initiatives that support scholarly academic studies, such as industry tours, conferences, fundraising programs, workshops, and guest speaker seminars. The club has been awarded and recognized many times for its contributions to student education, engagement and community outreach. We also support a number of charity programs including Covenant House of New York City, City Harvest, and St. Jude Children’s Research.
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality NYIT Chapter (NSMH)
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality is a non-profit, student-run organization that emphasizes multicultural and global perspectives while welcoming minorities from around the world to the hospitality industry. We provide our members with a competitive advantage through programs and conferences, networking opportunities, scholarships, and career development services. Campus events include community service and volunteer activities (Breast Cancer Month, Relay for Life, food/clothing drives), fundraising events (raffles, bake sales, game nights and tournaments), and social events (T-Shirt Day, A Taste of Culture, Mock-tail Parties).
Professional Convention Management Association NYIT Chapter (PCMA)
Learn, connect, and grow by joining this professional organization representing more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders from 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including planner professionals, suppliers, faculty, and students. Along the way, gain access to unique educational resources, networking opportunities, scholarships, and internships opportunities. Participate in national conference and educational workshops with industry leaders.