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School of Hospitality Management

ICE Hospitality Management students obtain externships at top industry operations.SCHEDULE OPTIONSMorning (12 Months)Tue/Wed/Fri • 8am-12pmStarts: 11/10 • $15,990Afternoon (12 Months)Mon/Tue/Thurs • 1-5pmStarts: 9/28 • $15,990.00Evening (12 Months)Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs • 6-9pmStarts: TBD • $13,990.00Read about how social media is rapidly transforming the hospitality industry on the ICE Blog.


Diploma Program Overview

A Career With No Boundaries.

The travel, hotel, and tourism sector continues to grow and offers a lifetime career path. Management jobs can be found in hotels, resorts, spas, cruise ships, conference and event centers, tourist attractions, and country clubs. And jobs are not just in the U.S. – if you want to see the world, or like to travel, international culinary education may be the opportunity for you. Compared to other fields, career movement and long-term career ladders are common within the hotel and resort sector. Likewise, it is a field where the combination of age, cultural, and gender diversity is well established.

In less than 13 months, ICE’s Hospitality Management degree program will show you – both inside and outside of the classroom – how to get on the fast track to success in the world of hospitality, tourism or even restaurant manager careers.

If You Can Make It Here ...

Fortunately, there is no better textbook than New York City itself, clearly one of the world’s busiest and most vibrant hotel and hospitality centers. Defying the sluggish global economy, New York City’s hotel sector is growing at a record-breaking pace. Tourists and business travelers are generating demand for everything from high-end boutique hotels to high-volume budget chains throughout the metropolitan area. This growth creates jobs and career growth opportunities.

Hospitality Education That Is Well-Rounded and Real World.

Your curriculum will be a unique blend of in-classroom course work, guest lectures by industry experts, and field trips. Over the span of 438 hours, your experienced instructors will lay the educational foundation you need to achieve success in this expansive industry. This is followed by a 200-hour externship experience at a hotel or hospitality enterprise of your choosing.

ICE’s program is structured around 10 courses to build your career, covering topics in sales and marketing, hotel management training programs, restaurant manager, human resource management, and more. The multifaceted accounting and finance unit explores hospitality as a numbers game, teaching practical skills like setting menu prices and managing payroll, while the operations course covers both front and back office hotel management responsibilities, including reservations and security. In the food service segment, students learn menu design, restaurant public relations, event management, and conference planning.

Technological advances are particularly important in shaping trends and practices in hospitality and tourism, and the ICE Hospitality program keeps you on top of the latest software and management systems. You’ll receive extensive training on the Micros OPERA System and other modern tools of the trade.

Student Diversity Enriches Your Experience.

ICE students’ variety of goals and past experiences keep our program unique. A typical class contains both career changers, younger people just coming out of high school or college, and international students. Many ICE Hospitality students have some experience in customer-service focused business, be it restaurants, retail, medical services or schools, but desire change. To them, Hospitality Management is a logical and attractive career direction that embodies customer service. Finally, we see that our Hospitality diploma programs usually include students who have left longer, more expensive programs at other schools or colleges, and see ICE as providing a faster, more economical path towards their goal.

Put Your Ideas and Skills Into Action.

There is no better continued education than applying your skills in the real world. Once your classroom hours are completed, you will embark on your 200-hour externship, placing you in hotel management, at a resort, or other hospitality business. Externships take the theory of classroom instruction and apply it to a practical, experience. Frequently, an ICE externship turns into a full-time job offer, and may include meeting contacts who can help make your career. While earning your diploma, you earn your opportunity to succeed.

Our Hospitality career training program is current and pertinent to the real world. Whether your long-term goal is to become a hospitality entrepreneur, succeed on a corporate path, or any road in between, the knowledge you take with you can be your foundation for success.

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DREW NIEPORENT Praises "“The graduates and externs we have hired over the years from the Institute of Culinary Education have always come to us informed, eager to work and well-trained." DREW NIEPORENTAward-winning restaurateur of establisments including Nobu, Corton, Montrachet and Tribeca Grill.


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