Florida International University School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
FIU ChaplinHosp White Box.jpg
Type Public
Dean Mike Hampton
Students 1,998 (Spring 2012)[1]
Location North Miami, Florida, USA
Website hospitality.fiu.edu
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management building on Biscayne Bay.
The Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center Wine Lab.
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Marriott Tianjin China Program.

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, located at the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, Florida in the United States is one of the university's 26 schools and colleges. The University was chartered in 1965 and opened in 1972.

Each year, over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students enroll at FIU. Students and graduates of the School represent every state and 100 countries.[citation needed]

The School offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, Master of Science in Hospitality Management (available on campus and via distance learning), and Executive Master of Science in Hospitality Management (available on campus and via distance learning) Degree Programs, as well as Certificate Programs in various Hotel, Restaurant, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism specializations. A Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management is also offered.

On-campus housing is available at the Bay Vista Apartments through the housing community.

Facilities[edit]

The school is located on the Biscayne Bay Campus, which is about 200 acres (809,000 m²), directly on the bay and adjacent to the Oleta River State Park. The school features audio/visual equipment in every classroom, and a computer laboratory with both hospitality and tourism specific applications. The Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center contains a lecture hall plus a wine laboratory and wine cellar.

The government of the People’s Republic of China selected Florida International University from a group of hospitality schools in the U.S. and Europe as its partner in establishing a hospitality and tourism management campus in Tianjin, the third largest city in China which serves as the seaport for the capital, Beijing. The $100 million center, which was fully funded by the Chinese government, sits on 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land and contains more than 450,000 square feet (42,000 m2) of air conditioned space, including a dormitory tower 20 stories high, which can accommodate 1,000 students. The center has a total capacity for 2,000 students. The FIU Marriott Tianjin China Program opened in September 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida International University Department Indicators: School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Retrieved 2011-11-28.

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