About the School

THE LEADER IN GLOBAL HOSPITALITY EDUCATION.

ISHTM Madison Logo wall HALFThe 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 the number four hospitality management program 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.

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 New Jersey locations, we have an international site in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The school is dedicated to utilizing all of the industry and educational opportunities the area has to offer, in preparing its over 500 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 the Caribbean, Europe, South America and Asia. This affords its 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.

ISHTM James Beard Wines Edit FULLThe School has produced close to 3,300 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 2,000 intern and career track job opportunities for its students, both locally and internationally.

The School offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, a Bachelor of Arts (Specialization in Hospitality or Culinary Arts) for adult learners, a Masters of Science degree in Hospitality Management Studies, and a combined B.S. /M.S. 5-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.

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

ISHTM Student Show off HALFThe Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey is located eight miles from Manhattan and the rich hospitality resources of New York City, as well as New Jersey’s many hotels, restaurants and country clubs. On campus, the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has a 2,000 square-foot demonstration lab housing food production and dining areas, television cameras, teleconferencing equipment and a suite of administrative and faculty offices.

The College at Florham in Madison, New Jersey, is located on the former Vanderbilt-Twombly country estate. The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is located and housed in the Chaine House, 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. ISHTM SD 2007 Student and Tray HALFApproximately 35 miles from New York City, the campus is surrounded by numerous first-class and deluxe hospitality properties as well as Fortune 500 companies. A special feature of the School on the College at Florham location is the presence of the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center, which is partnered educationally with it. The Hamilton Park offers students jobs and internship experiences, special classes and on-site projects, hands-on laboratory experiences and scholarships.  The prestigious Park Avenue Club, located directly accross the street from our Florham campus, is the site of our annual scholarship benefit dinner.  Our students get practical experience throughout the year at the club because the management there assists us with our food and beverage program.

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 over 30 different countries to launch their careers in the hospitality industry at Fairleigh Dickinson University.