Florida International University (FIU)The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

North Miami, FL


The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the U.S. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and around the world choose Florida International University (FIU) for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations, expert faculty, rich curriculum, and fast-track career opportunities in the international hotel, foodservice and tourism industries. In August 2006, FIU unveiled the first US School of Hospitality and Tourism in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU’s largest international program, with a capacity for up to 1,000 students.

With its state-of-the-art facilities, highly-ranked online programs, diverse areas of study ranging from data sciences to future introduction of a food and beverage science graduate program, the Chaplin School has positioned itself as one of the most innovative Hospitality Management programs, and its alumni are some of the most successful leaders across the industry.

Mission: The mission of the Chaplin School is to prepare leaders who will design and develop the customer experiences of the future.

Vision: The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s vision it to become the leading global resource for creating and cultivating innovative management talent and solutions for the hospitality and tourism industry, with competitive expertise in hospitality real estate development, finance, and food and beverage science.

In 2016, the Chaplin School has been designated as a Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker partner, with a grant of $ 500,000 to develop programming to support food entrepreneurship and innovation.  In conjunction with StartUP FIU, the Chaplin School is now an incubator for food-based products and companies. The school partners with students, faculty and early-stage food entrepreneurs in South Florida to foster new startups, fast track early –stage companies, and bring ground-breaking technologies to market.

The Chaplin School is:

  • # 1 in awarding hospitality management degrees to minorities in USA;
  • #1 degree granting institution in USA for Master of Science in Hospitality Management;
  • Highly diverse: 29% of undergraduates are international students.

Florida International University is regionally accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) and is also accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

For more information about Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, visit http://hospitality.fiu.edu/.