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at one of the world’s top hospitality management schools

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) is ranked 6th in the U.S. and 31st in the world among top public universities for hospitality & tourism management.

Our students are the only ones in the country to help run the world’s premier wine and food festival, The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) and have access to major global corporations, such as:

  • Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
  • Bacardi USA
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Marriott International
  • Burger King

Our beautiful Biscayne Bay campus is located right on the water. Students who choose FIU hospitality have access to expert faculty, a rich curriculum, and fast-track career opportunities.

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Why choose hospitality?

Hospitality is the world's largest industry and getting a degree in hospitality and tourism management offers many opportunities in exciting and high-paying careers in all sectors of society, including: careers in hotel management, restaurant operations, beverage management, real estate management, event and entertainment management and tourism.

Students can work and run cruise lines, airlines, resorts, hotels, restaurants, entertainment and sports venues, night clubs and all kinds of businesses with a hospitality bachelor's or master's degree. 

While studying at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, students can get a head start on their careers through a number of one-of-a-kind opportunities, such as helping to run the largest gourmet gathering in the world, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival®

Ranked among the top hospitality schools in the world

  • #6U.S. public hospitality school (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 U.S. Public Rankings)
  • #1U.S online hospitality program (Best Colleges)
  • #5Top 5 Best Value in the Southeast U.S.


The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) is widely recognized as America’s most prestigious gourmet gathering showcasing the talents of the world renowned chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirit producers. FIU is the only university whose students help plan and execute this prestigious national event and the Chaplin School is the only hospitality program in the country that benefits from the Festival.

Each year more than 1,500 students get real-world hands on experience during the four-day destination event. To date, the Festival has raised more than $37 million in support of its mission to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. with the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

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At the Chaplin School, our mission is to equip the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow with the tools necessary to tackle the future of hospitality and tourism management.

  • 92%

    Student retention rates

  • 1800+

    Program enrollment

  • 740+


We have the most graduates earning the highest starting salaries compared to any other Florida State University hospitality program

FIU Hospitality & Tourism Students

Top-ranked programs

Students at the Chaplin School learn from a comprehensive set of core requirements and practical experiences that prepare them for a variety of careers in hospitality and tourism management.

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management– on-campus & online programs

Bachelor of Arts in Global Sustainable Tourism- fully online program

Master of Science in Hospitality Management– on campus, online & executive programs, including areas of specializations

Scholarships – a multitude of funding opportunities for hospitality management students

Bacardi Center of Excellence

The FIU Bacardi Center of Excellence brings academia and industry together in a pioneering partnership experience at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU).

Career development

Make the connection between academic experience and the desired career path with guidance from the Chaplin School’s dedicated career advisors.

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Our partnerships

Partners come from all over the world and have been valuable in efforts to expand funding opportunities to students, serve the local community, provide employment experiences, and deliver the resources needed to advance the quality of education and service provided to students and alumni.

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With world-renowned faculty, corporate partnerships, and opportunities for real-world experience, like SOBEWFF®, the Chaplin School is sure to prepare you for whatever path you decide to take in the world of hospitality.

Our students receive more than $1.5 million in scholarships every year and upon graduation are the highest paid hospitality graduates in Florida.

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