The Program

FEI (an IHG Academy) and Ivy Tech Community College have joined forces to provide students an opportunity to gain essential, job-ready skills in the hotel industry through a Business Administration technical certificate.

Students will learn about business, management and hospitality topics in the classroom and apply their studies to real world situations during their internship in an IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) Hotel.


  • Learn in the classroom around business, management and hospitality topics
  • *Gain valuable experience in the workplace with hands-on customer service and management during their internship inside an operating IHG hotel.
  • Spend less time and money than traditional hotel management degree programs
  • Advance quicker in the worldwide, no-border industry
  • Improve chances of finding a job in the hotel sector and in many cases, secure a job in an IHG hotel.


  • Students will receive an IHG Academy Certificate of Completion
  • Receive a performance feedback and a recruitment discussion
  • FEI will work with graduates of the program for potential job placement
The Classes

1st Semester - First 8 Weeks

  • Introduction to Business (BUSN 101)
  • Principles of Management (BUSN 105)
  • Life Skills Elective (IVYT 1XX)
  • Focus On Excellence Internship (BUSN 280)

1st Semester - Second 8 Weeks

  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG 101)
  • Human Resource Management (BUSN 202)
  • Focus On Excellence Internship (BUSN 280)

2nd Semester

  • Business Law (BUSN 102)
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (BUSN 120)
  • College Writing (ENGL 111)
  • Introduction to Microcomputers (CINS 101)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 101)
Learn More

Are You Interested?

Begin the career that you have dreamed about. Learn vital industry knowledge and accelerate your career.