Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality


Founded in 1995, the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality was established in response to the growing need for hospitality undergraduate and graduate education. Its mission is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to advance their careers in the hospitality, events, travel and tourism sectors. Through an innovative curriculum taught by a faculty of expert practitioners, students gain an in-depth understanding of these dynamic fields.

The Tisch Center offers multiple degree programs including an MS in Hospitality Industry Studies, an MS in Event Management, an MS in Travel and Tourism Management, and a BS in Hotel Management. Across these programs, the Tisch Center is committed to ensuring that students gain first-hand understanding of the global hospitality industry. Its faculty members are highly respected experts in their fields, who provide a global perspective and deep insight into the paradigm shifts occurring in the industry. The Tisch Center sets the standard for professionally focused events, including the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, which has been hosted in New York City for more than 40 years, attracts a global audience, and features top industry executives.

Associate Dean’s Welcome

Nicolas Graf
Associate Dean

The hospitality, travel, and tourism sector is brimming with new opportunities for those who are considering it as a career path. By 2026, it will provide 360 million jobs—one in every nine jobs on the planet!

The Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality offers three globally focused graduate degrees—the MS in Hospitality Industry Studies, the MS in Event Management, and the MS in Tourism Management, as well as a world leading undergraduate degree – the BS in Hotel and Tourism Management. It is also the host of the world-renowned NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, where all hospitality leaders gather every year to network and discuss trends shaping the industry.

Whether your interest lies in hotel finance, revenue management, brand strategy or lodging operations, or in destination planning, tourism development or event management, you will find these programs afford the insight and the cross-cultural competence to launch your career anywhere in the world.

Learn from experts in their fields, who have years of experience and invaluable professional industry connections to help build your network. Participate in internship and study-away opportunities that develop your skills while providing an insider’s view into industry.

I urge you to learn as much as you can about these programs and about the unique brand of graduate education the Tisch Center offers. We are here to help you make the important decisions that will influence your career and enhance your life in the years to come.

I wish you the very best in all of your professional endeavors and look forward to the possibility of you joining us to pursue your degree.

Nicolas Graf, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
NYU School of Professional Studies
Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality


Executive Education Capabilities

Executive and corporate education programs at the Tisch Center serve organizations and decision-makers in the tourism and hospitality industries from around the world. Our faculty-led programs help propel workforces through customized learning solutions and academically rigorous experiences that align with organizational goals in skill-building. We serve learners of all leadership levels, from the C-suite to entry-level management, to foster innovative growth across organizations and empower human capital to create change. Our practitioner faculty’s breadth of expertise spans global industries and functional areas, providing distinct learning solutions that will cultivate adaptability and success.