International Hospitality & Service Innovation

Drive the next generation of success in hospitality, tourism, and leadership

Located at the intersection of technology, people, and services, the International Hospitality and Service Innovation department at Saunders College is filled with great people and resources. Programs in Hospitality and Tourism Management provide students with broad exposure to the incredibly diverse and lucrative opportunities in such fields as hotel management, travel and tourism, food and beverage, and event planning. The career paths are endless! As in all programs in the Saunders College of Business, we facilitate the development of our students as professionals and leaders, ultimately preparing Saunders graduates to enter the business world.

Scholar Spotlight: Ndidi Chimah

Ndidiamaka (Ndidi) Chimah BS ’24 is a Saunders College of Business student majoring in hospitality and tourism management. As a first-year student, Ndidi has made the most of her short time at RIT by getting involved in many extracurricular activities, both related to her studies and beyond. Ndidi explains that because of the generosity of RIT’s donors, her "lifelong dream of going to college became a reality." The time, memories, and impact that she’s had during her time at RIT would not be possible if it weren't for this kindness and support.

New York State: Record breaking Tourism Industry

The growth of the tourism industry is at a record high in New York State! Tourism is New York State's 3rd largest employer. If you want to join one of the fastest growing industries in New York, Saunders College of Business offers extraordinary Hospitality and Tourism Management Degrees.

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Department Chair

"International Hospitality and Service Innovation is simply an amazing place with great people and resources! At the intersection of technology, people, and services, this unique and powerful combination of hospitality, tourism, leadership, human resources, and innovation puts you in a leading position to drive the next generation of business success."

Department Chair
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