NYUSPS, Yellowbrick Launch Online Hospitality Program

NEW YORK—NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and Yellowbrick have rolled out an online program: Hospitality and Tourism Industry Essentials. This non-degree course, which offers instruction from Tisch Center faculty members and industry experts, will help to prepare learners for careers in the travel and tourism market, which has grown to $185 billion in the U.S. alone.

Yellowbrick, a New York-based education technology company, created the program utilizing the expertise of faculty members from the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality. Instructors include Nicolas Graf, the Tisch Center’s associate dean; Sean Hennessey, clinical assistant professor; and Lynn Minnaert, academic chair and clinical associate professor. Insights also are provided by industry leaders who are experts in their fields.

Offering more than 15 hours of instructional content and related activities, the course will delve into topics that are vital to success. Section titles include the following: Foundations of the Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Industry; Demand Management; Travel Tourism Management – Destinations, Airline, and Cruise Line; Experience Management 1 – Hotels and Alternative Accommodations; Experience Management 2 – Events and Food & Beverage; and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism.

Hospitality and Tourism Industry Essentials is the latest career-discovery program created by Yellowbrick in conjunction with a top university. Other courses focus on competitive, dynamic industries such as fashion, music, beauty, sneaker design and trade and sports, and have been developed with FIT, Parsons, Complex, Allure and Teen Vogue.