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The GMBHA partners with local Hospitality schools, Universities & Colleges to help bridge the gap between hospitality industry employees and students and alumni.

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FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is one of the top hospitality programs in the United States and among top 50 hospitality schools by QS World University Rankings. Nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous location, expert faculty, rich curriculum and fast-track career opportunities in the international hotel, food service, and tourism industries. In August 2006, FIU unveiled the first American hospitality and tourism school in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU’s largest international program, with 1,000 students.

Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered on campus and fully online to provide working professionals with maximum flexibility. Graduate degrees can be completed within one year and candidates who prefer the flexibility of an online degree, can complete coursework from anywhere, without interrupting their work schedule.

For further information about FIU Chaplin School’s Hospitality Management degrees, please visit:

 Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management:
Beverage Management
Culinary Management
Event Management
Hotel/Lodging Management
Restaurant/Foodservice Management
Travel & Tourism Management

Master of Science in Hospitality Management:
Executive M.S. in Hospitality Management*
Hospitality Real Estate Development
Hospitality Revenue Management*
Mega Events*
*online only

Mega Events is a new specialization for event managers of large-scale events, such as festivals, trade shows, major conventions, sports events and concerts. Faculty teaching this one-of-a-kind Mega Events degree have experience with planning of Art Basel Miami Beach, FIFA World Cup, Presidential Candidates Debate, South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Super Bowl and USOC Olympics, among others.

FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers a great way to enhance GMBHA member organizations’ benefits/compensation packages through a Corporate Scholarship Program. Qualified employees of a corporate partner are eligible for a $2,250 corporate scholarship towards the Online M.S. in Hospitality Management degrees, offered by the FIU Chaplin School, with no cost to the employer. Candidates need to meet the graduate admission requirements to be admitted to the FIU Chaplin School. To sign up for a Corporate Partnership, please contact Gabriela Cepeda at or 305-348-6594. 


myNAFTrack is an online professional network connecting NAF students, alumni, and NAFTrack Certified Hiring employers. It allows students and alumni to build a professional profile and portfolio to easily showcase their work to employers who understand the unique value and expertise NAF graduates can bring. Users will have access to a wide range of potential internship and job opportunities and a library of career resources.

Please keep in mind that besides offering Academies of Hospitality and Tourism, a variety of academies are offered to include Academy of Information and Technology, Academy of Finance, Academy of Health Sciences, and Academy of Engineering. All of our hospitality educational institutions are partner as well.

Click Here for more information on myNAFTrack Miami

Click Here for the myNAFTrack partner agreement and registration form


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The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is the only program in the state university system (SUS) of Florida to offer a true business degree in hospitality. The BBA - bachelor of business administration - requires students to complete a rigorous curriculum of pure business courses mixed with a strong complement of hospitality and tourism. From meetings management to hotel and resort operations and from country clubs to casinos, students will find that our business-designed mode of curriculum ensures a high level of future career success.

The program received a Top 30 ranking - among the very best in the United States within its first decade of operation; this was a first-time successful for a hospitality and tourism university program ( Additionally, the FAU Flexible Master's of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in hospitality and tourism management is also a top rated national program (

From full-time to part-time, fully online/partially online, or face-to-face....our degree and certificate programs are the best of their kind. We now offer certificates in Club Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Meetings and Events Management, and Casinos and the Gaming Industry. To learn more about our certificates, please visit:   We have both course-by-course undergraduate/non-degree certificates as well as offerings in Executive Education. There are certificates for students of ever level of experience from newbie to seasoned professional.

For further information on our undergraduate bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree in hospitality and tourism management, please visit:

For further information on our MBA with specialization in hospitality and tourism management, please visit:

For any specific questions, please reach out directly to our Director, Dr. Peter Ricci. Email: Phone: 561-297-3666.

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