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 Wisconsin-Stout Department of Hospitality and Tourism Offers Online Master of Science Degree in Global Hospitality Management
MENOMONIE, Wis., April 30, 1999 -  -- In September of 1999, University of Wisconsin-Stout will introduce a Hospitality and Tourism Master of Science Degree in Global Hospitality Management. This frontier program is a fully accredited masters degree in hospitality, offered via the Internet, and is a product of academic and industry collaboration. Educational partners in the program include: Nottingham-Trent University United Kingdom, Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom, Paderborn University Germany, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The program in Global Hospitality Management has been developed in response to the retention and development efforts being put forth by organizations as a means to address the labor shortage in the hospitality industry. The program is designed to facilitate the international or highly mobile executive seeking a fully accredited management degree without the restriction of a campus-based program. Courses take place on-line, in a virtual classroom and are six weeks in duration.

The core courses include:

  • Issues in Hospitality and Tourism;
  • Strategic Management in Hospitality;
  • Managing Finance;
  • Technology in the Business Environment - Communications and Marketing;
  • Leadership and Personnel Management in the Hospitality Industry;
  • Quality Assurance Customer Service;
  • Research Applications in Hospitality;
  • Hospitality Operational Systems;
  • and Research Thesis or Hospitality Project.
An additional benefit of the degree is an immediate implementation of the academic material into the executive's organization. The curriculum is action learning based, requiring participants to incorporate the current course material into their immediate work environment under the guidance of faculty and senior management. The student's enhanced understanding of management philosophies and techniques, as well as their heightened awareness of the organization's decision-making network, promotes the presentation and implementation of current and future strategies.
Global Hospitality Management Program 
The Department of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Stout announces an on-line master's degree in Hospitality and Tourism to begin fall 1999.  This is a 36 credit degree program. The degree will be delivered in six-week long modules.   There will be a four (4) week break between modules.  The degree is designed in an active learning format that will apply theory from the course to actual situations in the work place. 

Enrollment for the pilot program is limited to forty students and will be closed on August 15, 1999. 

Christine Clements of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Department of Hospitality and Tourism,
Also See: Oxford Brookes University Offers an MBA (Hospitality) Which is Studied Entirely Online / Dec 1998 
Loyola Marymount University to Establish Program in Travel and Tourism; Financial Support from Ed and Lyn Hogan / March 1999 

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