Global Center for Hospitality Management


The Global Center for Hospitality Management seeks to contribute to the NYIT School of Management strategic initiatives by becoming a recognized leader supporting the advancement of hospitality, tourism, and related service organizations. The center’s mission is to cultivate and strengthen collaborative efforts that impact the success of competitive industries that serve hospitality, tourism, and related services in an increasingly multicultural and global environment.

The center will equip you with the resources and experiences to help you advance a career across several industries, including:

  • Hotel, lodging and resorts
  • Restaurant, food and beverage industries
  • Event planning, conventions, conferences, banquet, meetings
  • Airline, cruise, tourism and travel industries
  • Casinos and cruise ships
  • Contract food services

Core Principles

  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Values
  • Integrity

Academic Program Support

NYIT-New York City and NYIT-Long Island offer quick and easy access to top sites through the NYC and Long Island area including major hotels, wineries, food and beverage establishments, and many other venues. Visiting these sites will expand your education beyond the classroom—see how academic theory translates into practical, successful outcomes.

Along the way, you’ll meet veterans of the hospitality field and top industry executives. Industry Partners include:

  • Hotel Association of NYC
  • Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association
  • New York State Restaurant Association
  • Hospitality Alliance of NYC
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • Black Culinary Association Global
  • Long Island Hotel Association
  • Bridal Society
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Hotel Association of NYC Sustainability Board
  • Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

Our Student Advancement activities as part of our Triple Platforms of Excellence also offer leadership-building opportunities through clubs, Honor Societies and industry associations that include:

  • The Society of Hosteurs
  • National Society for Minorities in Hospitality
  • School of Management Student Advisory Board
  • PCMA Student Chapter
  • CHRIE: Eta Sigma Delta
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Professional Development

Our programs integrate technology into every learning experience. Learn how software tools are used across all phases of business planning, design, marketing, management, and accounting. Through the Professional Enrichment program in our Triple Platforms of Excellence, you’ll also develop the “soft skills” that every professional must master. Learn best practices in:

  • customer service
  • interpersonal communication
  • managing employees
  • teamwork
  • working across different cultures

If you’re seeking to advance your career with additional education, we also offer certifications in food protection, TIPs Awareness, ServSafe, and wedding and event planning.

Experiential Learning

Our Experiential Education program in our Triple Platforms of Excellence offers a “learning by doing” approach. In addition to giving you diverse activities that place you in real-world business environments, you’ll pursue internships to apply your skills and knowledge in the workplace—and plant the seeds for future employment as you build professional contacts and demonstrate your competence.

You’ll also gain cultural experiences by visiting sites that include:

  • Resorts and Catering Facilities
  • Hotel and Lodging Tours
  • Wineries and Casinos
  • Cruise Lines and Airlines
  • Practicum Case Studies in Hospitality
  • Global sustainability opportunities including Costa Rica

Hallym University and International College Partnerships Summer Program

Each summer the Global Center for Hospitality Management hosts students from South Korea’s Hallym University at the NYIT New York City Campus. The program incorporates academic studies; professional industry tours and guest speakers representing all aspects of leadership in the hospitality/business world - and engages the Hallym students with New York and U.S. cultural experiences.

The Global Center for Hospitality Students partners with colleges throughout the world to offer international students this exceptional academic, professional, and cultural experience.

Research, Certifications, Scholarship, and Feedback

Advisory boards, proprietary research initiatives, networking activities, certification opportunities, and seminars and workshops all provide platforms for our industry partners, as well as the Center, to explore and refine best practices in the hospitality sector.


Robert Koenig, Ed.D.
Director: Global Center for Hospitality Management
Chair, Hospitality Management
Associate Dean: School of Management Student Advancement Programs