Accelerated program allows students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Broward College and FIU in five years

Through the 4+1 program, students earn credits towards a bachelor’s degree in supervision management at Broward College and a master's in hospitality and tourism management at FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

MIAMI (April 08, 2021) – The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) and Broward College have partnered on an innovative program designed to facilitate students’ post-graduate education while saving time and money.

The "4+1 Combined Bachelor's and Master's Program" allows students to enroll in institutions simultaneously and take graduate level courses for credit while completing their bachelor's degree. Students at Broward College will graduate with their bachelor's degree in supervision management and go on to finish with a master's degree in hospitality and tourism management at FIU.

"We have embarked on an extraordinary partnership and opportunity for our students," said Diann Newman, vice dean of the Chaplin School. "We are so excited to have Broward College students join us."

The program, which officially starts this in fall 2021, is open to students with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher who have completed 75 credit hours at Broward College in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management. Students can choose to take up to four out of five pre-selected graduate-level hospitality courses at FIU’s Chaplin School, earning them 12 credits. The courses fulfill FIU and Broward College requirements and result in students needing to complete only 21 additional credits, rather than 33, toward their master's degree at FIU.

“This is really groundbreaking," said Paul Moore,  dean of academic affairs (North Campus) and business and management pathway at Broward College. “We are always looking for ways to advance our students’ academic and career goals. If anyone told me I could go to school and work concurrently on my bachelor's and master's, that would have been a huge incentive for me.”

The Broward College Bachelor of Science in Supervision and Management is offered as full-time and part-time programs and prepares students to assume managerial roles in the public and private sectors. The program provides knowledge and skills in management, marketing, finance, operations, and strategy, all of which prepare students for various roles in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Known as the MBA for the hospitality industry, students in the master's program at FIU will gain specific managerial mastery to prepare them to work on the business side of a multibillion-dollar international industry. Students may study the general hospitality master’s degree or choose a focus in real estate, revenue management or mega and large scale events. Graduates of the Chaplin School are sought-after for their high-quality and relevant education.  

Applications are now being accepted for the 4+1 program. Students interested in the program can apply at go.fiu.edu/fiuhospitality4plus1 or contact dfoligno@fiu.edu for more information.

 

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About Broward College: 

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the College is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

About FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management:

 Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is a Top 10 hospitality school among U.S. Public Universities and ranked 35th in the world. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the globe choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations in Miami, expert faculty, rich curriculum and real career opportunities in the international hotel, foodservice, beverage management, travel, tourism, revenue management, entertainment, and mega and large scale event industries. The program graduates more undergraduate black and Hispanic students than any other school. For more information about Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, visit http://hospitality.fiu.edu.  

About FIU:

Florida International University is a Top 50 public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. High research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 260,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

ABOUT BROWARD COLLEGE:

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu

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