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“Schools Of Hospitality”
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Information provided here furnished by staff personnel or faculty member of the representative schools listed. Listings presented are, as submitted. The listings are by no means inclusive. We appreciate those who do make the effort to contact us and are pleased to pass along their information.

Rochester Institute of Technology – School of Hospitality & Service Management – Rochester, NY
Now in their 115th year, RIT’s hospitality and service management programs are among the nation’s leading hospitality-travel management programs and have been recognized by Forbes, Travel Weekly, Nation’s Restaurant News and Corporate Travel magazines. The School offers five programs: hotel and resort management, travel and tourism management, food management, nutrition management, and food marketing and distribution. The programs require each student to combine 1,600 hours of practical co-op experience with classroom theory in order to graduate.

The curriculum is integrated, encompassing a broad base of competencies defined in partnership with faculty, students and industry. Students take courses that contribute to building a strong concept of the total industry by studying accounting, marketing, finance, economics, business management, behavioral science, service management, nutrition, food preparation, food and beverage service principles, hotel operations, travel, tourism and other topics. In addition, The American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia is a branch campus of RIT that enrolls approximately 600 undergraduate students in the area of hotel and resort management. The Dubrovnik campus provides an exchange opportunity for Rochester campus students who may wish to spend a quarter studying abroad.

At the graduate level, there are five Master of Science degrees: Service Management, Hospitality-Tourism Management, Human Resource Development, Health Systems Administration and Instructional Technology. Students with a broad based undergraduate degree can continue their education in a more focused area such as Human Resource Development. Those whose background and education is more specific may want a graduate education that addresses a broader spectrum such as in Service Management. All programs are committed to innovative curriculum, program flexibility and academic rigor. Evening, weekend, and on-line classes address allow for full or part time study and address the needs of the adult student.

The Executive Leader option is designed for professionals with 3-5 years of work experience. The goal is to enhance the lifelong learning and career development of executive and mid level professionals without disruption of employment. The accelerated program consists of four 2-week sessions conducted over two summers. Graduate credit is granted for life and management/work experience upon submission of a portfolio. In between the summer sessions, work is done for the thesis or internship requirements.

Francis M. Domoy, Ph.D., Director
Hospitality and Service Management

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