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Drexel University Launches an Online Degree in Hospitality Management

February 9, 2009

Drexel University Online, a pioneer in Internet-based education programs, has added a new online program to its offerings, the Master of Science in Hospitality Management from Drexel’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies. At the national and international levels, the travel and hospitality industries are increasingly requiring that professionals have advanced skill sets. Drexel University Online’s Master of Science in Hospitality Management provides professionals the credentials they need to advance in the industry, with a convenient and flexible online format. Career paths include senior management of hotels and resorts, convention services, strategic development for online distribution of travel services, real-estate development projects and business ownership.

This two-year master’s program provides a solid education in management, travel and tourism and allows students to choose concentrations in global tourism or gaming and casino management. Courses are taught by the same faculty as on campus so students will not have to sacrifice quality for convenience.

Similar to Drexel’s other online degree offerings, the fully-accredited hospitality management program is offered entirely online, and is intended for working professionals. Students have 24/7 online access to class materials, group discussion, instructor feedback and exams.

“We’re very proud to offer our students the outstanding Drexel curriculum within this convenient online format. All of our online programs, including our Master of Science in Hospitality Management, are taught by the same world-renowned faculty as our on-campus courses,” said Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director for Drexel University Online.

Applications for Drexel’s Master of Science in Hospitality Management are now being accepted. For more information, visit Drexel’s online degree website, e-mail info@drexel.com, or call (877) 215-0009.

About Drexel University Online: Drexel University Online, winner of the 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. Drexel University is continually ranked one of the best national doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. A pioneer in online education, Drexel has offered programs online since 1996. Visit our website or blog to learn more about our programs and online learning.

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Media Contact: Shawnee Brown, Drexel University Online, 215-895-0513 or Shawnee.brown@drexel.edu Niki Gianakaris, Drexel News Bureau, 215-895-6741 or ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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