FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management achieves ACPHA accreditation

Teaneck, NJ — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been granted initial accreditation from the prestigious Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) for a period of seven years. This is a celebrated achievement as ACPHA has accredited less than 70 programs in hospitality management.

The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University is currently rated one of the top ten hospitality management programs in the country by The Best Schools.org, as well as being rated by the Princeton Review’s Gourman Report as one of the top fifteen 4-year hospitality management programs in the United States.

“Achieving accreditation is a significant milestone for our BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management program.  We are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Dr. Joseph Tormey, director of FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  “As part of the University’s Strategic Plan and growth vision for the School, ACPHA accreditation is a key indicator of success and an important recognition of the strengths of our programs.”

Located in the center of the world's largest hospitality and tourism market, the School has two main New Jersey campuses in Teaneck and Madison, and five off-site locations at Atlantic City, Jersey City, Mercer County, Ocean County, and Wyndham International in Parsippany. In addition to the New Jersey locations, FDU has two international campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia and Wroxton, UK.

 “Enrollment and interest in our hospitality programs has grown year over year. As one of the most storied hospitality schools in the United States, it is quite fitting that FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management should receive this acknowledgement of its excellence,” said Dr. Gillian Small, University Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. “In addition, we are pleased to announce the MS in Hospitality Management Studies will be offered at our campus in Wroxton, England beginning in Spring 2018, expanding the global reach of our outstanding program and furthering professional opportunities for our students.”

The School has produced thousands of graduates since its founding in 1942. Its alumni hold many notable domestic and international leadership and management positions in the hospitality industry both in the United States and around the world. Each year, the School receives over 700 intern and career track job opportunities for its students, both locally and internationally.