Robinson to Launch Online Graduate Degree in Hospitality Management

 The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University will offer an online graduate degree in hospitality management beginning fall 2015. The one-year master of global hospitality management degree will be the first online program offered by the Robinson College.

Intended for established hospitality professionals as well as for those seeking to enter the discipline, the online program will offer the same rigorous coursework as the traditional degree format.

“In a dynamic, fast-paced industry, we felt it necessary to offer an alternative to the traditional classroom environment” says Debby Cannon, director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. “Online learning allows students from around the world to achieve academic and career success and gain the skills necessary for a global workplace.”

“The Robinson College of Business is pleased to offer this new online degree program beginning next fall,” adds Toby McChesney, assistant dean for graduate recruiting and student services. “With increasing demand for online graduate programs, we are certain that this one-year graduate program will allow students to earn a Robinson education anywhere in the world.”

“As we enter our second century, I am delighted that the Robinson College will offer its first online graduate degree to the thriving hospitality industry” says Richard D. Phillips, dean of the Robinson College of Business. “This is groundbreaking for the college and the School of Hospitality as we advance our graduate degree offerings to meet the needs of business professionals across the globe.”

Candidates must hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, and professional experience is preferred but not required. Applications are due by May 1.

In addition to their degree, graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Specialization in Sustainable Hospitality Management. For more information or to apply, visit »

Named in honor of the founder of Days Inn, the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the state. Founded in 1973, it is among the top 30 hotel management programs in the world.

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