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A Leader in Hospitality Education

The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University is the oldest program of its type in the New York metropolitan area and one of the oldest in the United States. We are 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 four-year hospitality management programs in the United States. UNWTO affiliate logo

Located in the center of the world's largest hospitality/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 our NJ locations, we have an international campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The school is dedicated to utilizing all of the industrial and educational opportunities the area has to offer, in preparing our students to assume key positions of responsibility in the hospitality and tourism industries.

In addition, the School has developed a broad network of programs and partnerships with schools and universities in Europe, South America, and Asia. This affords our students a vast array of international hospitality and tourism educational experiences, which is in line with the University's and School's missions as leaders in global education.

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.

Degree Options

The School offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, a Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Hospitality for adult learners, a Masters of Science degree in Hospitality Management Studies, and a combined BS-MS five-year degree program. All students participate in the School's unique Professional Development Sequence, which is composed of classes, activities and work experiences designed to foster their personal, academic, and professional growth.

The School is part of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, which fosters innovative and creative career-oriented opportunities. In line with the College's mission — to offer educational opportunities across many development levels, the School's goal is to act as a conduit for fulfilling both student and industry educational needs as they develop in this new century. As New Jersey's premier program in hospitality management, it is committed to becoming the region's primary destination for two-year college graduates wishing to secure a bachelor's degree in the hospitality or tourism management field.

Distinctive New Jersey Campuses

The School is privileged to possess a world class location, an outstanding teaching faculty and facilities. This unique combination of location, faculty, and facilities has drawn students from many different countries to launch their careers in the hospitality industry at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The University has two very different campus environments in northern New Jersey. Both offer undergraduate and graduate studies in hospitality management.

Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ

ACPHA logo The Metropolitan Campus is located eight miles from Manhattan and the rich hospitality resources of New York City, as well as New Jersey's many hotels, restaurants, airlines, and country clubs. On campus, the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has a 2,000 square-foot demonstration lab and a suite of administrative and faculty offices.

Florham Campus, Madison, NJ

The Florham Campus is located on the former Vanderbilt-Twombly historic country estate. The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is located and housed in the Chaine building, which is also the national headquarters of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world's oldest and most prestigious organization dedicated to promoting the culinary and hospitality arts.

Approximately 35 miles from New York City, Florham Campus is surrounded by numerous first-class and deluxe hospitality properties as well as Fortune 500 companies. A special feature of the School at Florham Campus is the presence of Wyndham Worldwide which is partnered educationally with us, as well as offering our students jobs and internship experiences, special classes, on-site projects, hands-on laboratory experiences and scholarships. The prestigious Park Avenue Club, located directly across the street from Florham Campus was the former site of our annual scholarship benefit dinner. It is currently an internship site for our students.