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Kent State to Offer New Hospitality, Tourism Management Degree in Fall

Combined, hospitality and tourism management make up one of the world's largest industries. As the industry continues to grow, Kent State University will be offering students the opportunity to advance their education.

Starting in fall 2009, Kent State will be the only university in Ohio to offer a master's program integrating hospitality and tourism management.

"Ohio is the eighth most visited state in the nation," said Dr. Barbara Scheule, associate professor of hospitality management. "We have strategically positioned this graduate program at Kent State because it is a prime location for growth and development."

The curriculum will emphasize economic, social and environmental perspectives, as well as global competences. In addition, students will learn valuable industry management skills by combining intellectual creativity with theoretical and practical issues of importance for leaders in hospitality and tourism fields.

Students will study global issues of tourism to build better awareness and cultural sensitivity. Since the faculty has already established international and domestic ties, opportunities to study abroad in locations including China and Uganda are currently available. Further study abroad opportunities in locations such as Italy and France are being explored.

For more information about the new master's degree program, call 330-672-3796 or visit


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