Hotel Operations Management (Loews Miami Beach)
The Loews experience is designed to give students a hands-on understanding of the Hospitality Industry, specifically in Hotel Operations Management. This program covers a wide range of content, from Rooms Operations to Food and Beverage and Culinary services, to Finances and Marketing. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience within multiple facets of a successful and fully operational Hotel.
The POD examines Bar Management and Bar Essentials to include Mixology in a hospitality setting. The program is an education journey through operational basics, financials, sales and other essential components that support a successful bar operation.
Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA)
The Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) is the leading certification for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professors, in Hospitality and Tourism programs. This recognition provides evidence of a thorough knowledge of the foundational metrics, definitions, formulas and methodologies that are used by the hotel industry. The exam was held on Sunday Oct. 27th, 2019.
IMEX America Convention
The largest gathering of meetings, events, and incentive travel planners in this hemisphere for conducting business, the students attending this will have an opportunity to attend the Future Leaders Forum, a gathering of the 100 top events students in North America. The event was in Las Vegas September 10-12, with an additional day of visits to the top event vendors in Las Vegas on September 13.
Be part of THE first Authentic Ecotourism class ever offered in the world! One of the planet’s leading Ecotourism authorities- Hitesh MehtaFASLA FRIBA FAAK, will conduct a one-of -a-kind, long-weekend theory class and field-trip combined with a field trip to a local Native American Reservation where students will get to observe tourism activities. This POD will involve pre and post out-of-class assignments and in-class team-building exercises.
Wines of Spain
Spanish Wine Experience Certification Course. This is the most intensive and in-depth course available on the Spanish wine industry. It was created in 2006 by The Wine Academy of Spain for the Society of Wine Educators Annual Conference held in Monterrey, California. It has had the support of Wines from Spain, several Spanish wineries and numerous designations of origin.
Since then it has been conducted in more than 85 cities in 25 countries. Wine professionals, sommeliers, Master's of Wine, winemakers, wine writers, importers, distributors, retailers, hotel staff, WSET students, universities and members of the Society of Wine Educators have attended the course.
You, Me, I & Us
This POD focuses on the intersection of self, diversity, inclusion, and hospitality. Key diversity and inclusion topics are examined. Current social issues are explored. Optional digital badges are offered as part of this POD. No materials are required for purchase. Access your course, an additional $30 per credit fee (up to $90) for this online course. This online course may require up to two proctored exams. For more information about proctored exams, please visit FIU Online's proctored exam page.
Hospitality Leadership in Washington, DC
Spend 3 nights in Washington, DC and explore hospitality with several behind-the-scenes opportunities. Meet with management from Hilton Worldwide Corporate Offices, culinary staff from St. Anselm restaurant, and other hospitality-related companies. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with staff at our FIU office in Washington, D.C. Course has an additional $150 fee. The fee includes the following: 3 nights¿ accommodation, complimentary breakfast, and limited transportation to Hilton Corporate Offices. This course if for current Hospitality students only.
Exploring Hospitality Leadership - Disney
Spend 3 nights in Washington, DC and explore hospitality with several behind-the-scenes opportunities. Meet with management from Hilton Worldwide Corporate Offices, culinary staff from St. Anselm restaurant, and other hospitality-related companies. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with staff at our FIU office in Washington, D.C. Course has an additional $150 fee. The fee includes the following: 3 nights¿ accommodation, complimentary breakfast, and limited transportation to Hilton Corporate Offices. This course is for current Hospitality students only.