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School of Hospitality Management

ICE Hospitality Management students obtain externships at top industry operations.>SCHEDULE OPTIONSMorning (12 Months)Tues/Wed/Fri • 8am-12pmStarts: 9/26 • $15,990.00Afternoon (12 Months)Mon/Wed/Thur • 1-5pmStarts: 5/30 • $15,990.00Evening (12 Months)Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur • 6-9pmStarts: 8/14 • $13,990.00Read about how social media is rapidly transforming the hospitality industry on the ICE Blog.


Diploma Program Overview (New York Campus)

A Career With No Boundaries

The travel, hotel and tourism sector is booming and offers you a career path that literally spans the globe. Hospitality and tourism management jobs can be found in hotels, resorts, spas, cruise ships, conference and event centers, tourist attractions and country clubs. And these opportunities aren’t just in the U.S. – if you want to see the world an international training in tourism management or hotel management may be the opportunity for you.

Additionally, hospitality is a field notorious for promoting great talent. With solid skills and education to support your career, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to challenge your skill set as you climb the professional ladder. Finally, for those interested in working with a diverse group of colleagues, few fields offer the wide range of ages and nationalities that you’ll find in hotels and tourism management.

In less than 12 months, ICE’s Hospitality Management diploma program will show you – both inside and outside of the classroom – how to get on the fast track to success in the world of hotels, tourism or even hotel restaurant management. 

If You Can Make It Here...

Fortunately, there is no better training ground than New York City, clearly one of the world’s busiest and most vibrant centers for hotels, hospitality and tourism. Defying the sluggish global economy, New York City’s hotel management 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. That means more job opportunities and career growth for our students than just about anywhere in the world.

Real World Education

Your curriculum will be a unique blend of in-classroom course work, role-playing, guest lectures by industry experts and field trips. Using NYC as your classroom, 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 the hotel or hospitality enterprise of your choosing.

ICE’s hospitality classes are designed to build a solid foundation for your career, covering topics in sales and marketing, hotel management, restaurant management, human resources 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 when you are researching hospitality schools, as trends and best practices are rapidly changing in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The ICE hospitality program keeps you on top of the latest software and management systems, including extensive training on the Micros OPERA System and other modern tools of the trade.

Student Diversity Enriches Your Experience

ICE students’ diverse goals and past experiences help make our program unique among other hospitality schools. A typical class contains both career changers, younger students who have just graduated high school or college and international students. What makes them alike is a shared passion for service. Finally, we see that our Hospitality diploma programs usually include students who have left longer, more expensive programs at two- to four-year schools or colleges, and see ICE as providing a faster, more economical path towards their professional goals.

Put Your Ideas and Skills Into Action

There is no better way to learn than to apply your skills and classroom instruction in the real world. At the end of your program, you will embark on your 200-hour externship, placing you in hospitality and tourism management at a hotel, resort or other related business. Frequently, an ICE externship turns into a full-time job offer and always includes networking that can shape the rest of your career. With this hands-on experience—and first resume entry—you’ll already have a leg up on students from other hotel and tourism management programs.

Whether your long-term goal is to become a hospitality entrepreneur, join a corporate management team or any road in between, the knowledge you gain at ICE will stay with you for the rest of your career. 

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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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