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Hospitality Management, B.P.S.

The mission of NYIT’s Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) in Hospitality Management program is to provide high-quality, hands-on, career-advancing educational opportunities within the context of a dynamic, technologically enabled, guest service focused, globally integrated hospitality environment.

Program Features

  • Prepare for a career in sought after fields including: Hotel, lodging and resorts; Meeting, wedding, convention, conference and event planning; Restaurant, food, and beverage industries; Airline, cruise, tourism, and travel industries; Entrepreneurship and franchising.
  • Career-Centered Preparation: NYIT graduates have met external experiential requirements and attained invaluable development beyond the classroom that make them well-rounded, qualified candidates in the job market.
  • Student Focused: 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.
  • Professional Certifications: Hotel Industry Analytics (STR), Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), ServSafe, Bridal Society Event Planning Certification, Certification in Hospitality Leadership and Service, CPR
  • Hospitality Focused Clubs and Associations: Students can become a part of leading student professional associations/clubs to enhance their team and leadership skills such as the Society of Hosteurs, Professional Convention Management Association Chapter, and SKAL. 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.
  • Celebrities and Industry Leader Partners: World Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud; Legendary Ian Schrager co-founder Studio 54, American Boutique Hotelier; Andrew Rigie, Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance; Richard Sandoval, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, and Author; Marc Murphy, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Television Personality; Melba Wilson, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Caterer, and Author; Horst Schulze, Former President of Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Capella Hotel Group; Richard J. Amato, Vice President of Hotel Association of New York City Inc; Hanna Lee, President of the Award-winning PR and Social Media Agency; Avery Fletcher, Director of Sales and Marketing at 21 Club; Alex Askew, President and CEO of Black Culinarian Alliance (BCA).
  • Professional Affiliations: New York Restaurant Association; Hotel Association of NYC; Hospitality Alliance of NYC; Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association; Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association; BCA Global; Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Educational Events and Tours: Personalized tours of luxury hotels; resorts and catering facilities; wineries and casinos; cruise lines and airlines; back-of-the-house hotel operations.
  • Conference and Conventions: Attend national and regional industry conferences/conventions representing all sectors of the hospitality industry.
  • Global and Domestic Internship Opportunities
  • Honor Societies: CHRIE: Eta Sigma Delta NYIT Chapter; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Eta Sigma; Golden Key.
  • Diverse Community: 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.
  • Industry-Experienced Faculty: 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.
  • Technology Infused: 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. program enables our students to dedicate more than 60 percent of their degree exclusively to our passion—hospitality.
  • Industry Focused: We offer outstanding student development through affiliations with internationally recognized hospitality organizations and associations, exclusive internship offerings and attendance at conferences.
  • Community Outreach Partners: City Harvest, United States War Dogs Association, Covenant House, St. Jude Children’s Research, North Shore Animal League.

School of Management Global Center for Hospitality Management

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

Resources and Assistance

Take advantage of all the student resources at NYIT including:

  • Scholarships
  • SmartThinking™ online tutoring and tutoring centers
  • College work-study
  • Dean’s Interns
  • Peer mentoring and E-mentoring
  • Alumni business leaders-to-student mentoring
  • Career services and community service centers

Triple Platforms of Excellence

Our Triple Platforms of Excellence take business education beyond the classroom to give you the professional and personal skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s evolving global marketplace. Each platform—Professional Enrichment, Experiential Education, and Student Advancement—is grounded in real-world management experiences. You’ll apply knowledge learned in actual business environments, build your professional network, and develop skills that top executives use every day.

Professional Enrichment

NYIT’s Professional Enrichment Program is designed to make your transition from the classroom to the boardroom as seamless as possible. Through workshops and seminars, we help you build business skills every executive needs, such as:

  • creating professional social media pages
  • best practices in developing your professional network
  • enhancing your personal brand with an online portfolio
  • identifying and discussing emerging business trends with industry leaders
  • writing and communicating with colleagues
  • refining your interview skills and business etiquette

Experiential Education

Our Experiential Education Program adopts a “learning by doing” approach as you devise business solutions for real-world scenarios. These opportunities place you in the global marketplace as you strategize with classmates, faculty, and executives in applying classroom learning. Experiential opportunities include:

  • competing in the corporate and business challenges
  • offering small-group consulting to local businesses
  • participating in international workshop and study abroad programs in Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Hawaii

Student Advancement

Our Student Advancement Program is all about getting out there in the field and meeting with leading business executives, building professional relationships and leadership skills, and getting a feel for how global companies operate. Examples include:

  • gaining a mentor who can provide personalized guidance that matches your career goals
  • joining on-campus business clubs and honor societies
  • participating in the Student Advisory Board to help steer future academic programs within the NYIT School of Management
  • pursuing leadership opportunities in industry associations
  • spending time in the offices of top New York City companies to get a feel for their corporate and hospitality oriented cultures
  • taking field trips to Waldorf Astoria; Ritz Carlton Central Park South; Brotherhood Winery, America’s oldest winery; 21 Club Restaurant and Speak Easy; hotel and lodging facilities; and many others
  • social engagement activities such as ski trips; dinner cruises; networking sessions; celebrating cultural awareness and diversity

Strategic Initiatives

  • Integrate the School of Management key strategic initiatives into its curriculum
  • Ensure student competency and opportunity for placement and successful advancement in the business environment
  • Ensure the development of business-related requisite skill sets
  • Provide seminars, workshops, forums and dynamic opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning activities
  • Cultivate partnerships by participating at conferences to further lifelong learning and an understanding of contemporary issues in the hospitality field
  • Publish intellectual contributions and attend activities and conferences for the purpose of presenting scholarly works
  • 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

B.P.S. Programmatic Learning Goals
Upon successful completion of the B.P.S. program, students are able to:

  1. Interpret the legal implications behind operational decisions, draft enforceable internal and external organizational standards, including the management of operations and the training of human capital (law and organizational policy);
  2. Integrate the core management and accounting functions to ensure financial viability of a hospitality organization (financial management);
  3. Properly design and implement cost-effective food service menus reflecting market specific research, food, and beverage product knowledge, and industry trends to complement the layout and design of a food service operation (food and beverage);
  4. Integrate the core business and tourism management functions to ensure the successful design, delivery and assessment of a convention, event, meeting, or exhibition (event planning);
  5. Survey the economic environment, demonstrate the impact of this environment on lodging and food facilities, and develop a marketing and operations plan for a given economic climate that accounts for risk components (lodging and operations design); and
  6. Synthesize and evaluate actions that impact the advancement of a hospitality leader (business foundations).

B.P.S. Academic Policies and Standards
The School of Management implements processes for the B.P.S. program in line with those of NYIT. There are no additional academic policies and standards.

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This program follows our general admission requirements.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your midyear and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    • NYIT SAT Code: 2561, NYIT ACT Code: 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:

    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.

International Students Special Requirements