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The on campus MTA program is comprised of 36 credit hours. Students can complete the program with full-time study in one and a half to two years, or within 3 years if studying part-time. There are 4 areas of concentration from which to choose or students may design their own individualized concentration. A description of the course can be found through the GW Bulletin . The curriculum is as follows:
Students choose one area of concentration.
Students may develop alternative concentrations with specialized focus areas that include Ecotourism or Cultural-Heritage Tourism.
6220 International Hotel Management (3) Yu
The study of multinational hospitality operations, with emphasis on U.S. corporate involvement in and planning for overseas expansions. Political, economic, cultural, financial, and legal aspects inherent in the international business environment. (Fall)
6221 Hotel/Resort Market Analysis (3) Yu
Analysis of market demand for accommodation in a tourism destination; valuation methods for determining market value of a hotel/resort project; project management for hotel/resort development. (Spring)
6250 Administration of Tourism and Hospitality Services (2) Hawkins
Organization and management concepts, theory, and issues, stressing application of theory through analysis of case examples drawn from the tourism and hospitality industry. Prerequisite TSTD 3001 or equivalent. (Fall)
6280 Advanced Workshop (1 to 6) Staff
Workshops with emphasis on contemporary issues and opportunities; development of advanced professional competencies. May be repeated for credit with permission of advisor. (Fall and spring)
6282 International Experience (1 to 6) Staff
Travel to a foreign country for study of specific topics. May be repeated for credit with approval of advisor. (Fall, spring, and summer)
6290 Special Topics (1 to 3) Staff
Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching methods. May be repeated once for credit.
6296 Travel Information Management Systems (3) Levy (Spring only)
Application of current online marketing techniques, with specific emphasis given to website design, search engine optimization, email marketing, and paid search marketing.