Suggested guidelines for the private college interested in developing hospitality industry programming : an industry project

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Master of Science (MS)


Hospitality Management

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There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Colleges and Universities offering Hotel and Foodservice Management Programs during the last several years. Many thousands of students have been or are now being trained. But the demand for qualified employees at all levels far exceeds the available supply provided by these schools.

Private College's have an opportunity to offer programs of. study in this area and thereby increase their total student populations. Unlike most academic programs, the hospitality field requires a close association with the industry if the programs are to be both meaningful and effective for students.

This guideline is offered to the private college which might be contemplating a hospitality program. The strategies outlined may be effectively utilized to help develop a new program or strengthen an existing one.



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