Aug 05, 2012 11:09 AM EDT
Michigan State-U Introduces Online Hospitality Program
The Hospitality industry has seen an immense growth in recent years. To contribute to this industry with skilled people, Michigan State University is introducing a new online program for students aspiring to make it big in the Hospitality industry.
The School of Hospitality Business - which is within US News-ranked Michigan State University's Broad College of Business - is launching a new Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality.
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The 85-year-old school says that its mission is to 'inspire continuous learning by empowering present and future managers to acquire knowledge, skills and global hospitality business leadership positions.'
The press release says that this online program is particularly relevant because recent statistics show that the US Hospitality and Tourism industry is one of the prime drivers of the US economy, projecting to add about 1.7 million new jobs through 2020.This job growth also aligns with President Obama's recent initiative to significantly increase travel and tourism in the United States.
"Professionals in all segments of the hospitality industry must commit to staying competitive in such a rapidly changing marketplace," emphasizes Dr. Ronald Cichy, professor and Director of The School of Hospitality Business. "Those willing to invest in their skills and credentials can take their career to the next level by delivering improved results."
According to the school, students will receive instruction through state-of-the-art online technology powered by University Alliance. Apparently, the online classroom features streaming video lectures with convenient 24/7 access, as well as a variety of interactive tools that connect instructors and participants, including discussion boards, live chat rooms and email.
MSU's online certificate program comprises of three eight-week courses: Hospitality Business Operations, Hospitality Business Management and Hospitality Leadership.
To learn more and enrol, you can phone 855-300-1310 or visit www.MichiganStateUniversityOnline.com. Open enrolment started Aug. 1, 2012, with classes beginning Oct. 1, 2012.