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Mission and Learning Goals

MTA Mission

The Master of Tourism Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for career entry or mid-level management positions in public, commercial, or nonprofit organizations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Students have opportunities to learn from culturally diverse colleagues and from a wide range of visitor-service organizations, as well as from the classroom.

Learning Goals

1. Conceptual Foundations

Student will demonstrate knowledge of the conceptual foundations and essential elements of the tourism and hospitality field

2. Research Fundamentals

Student will master and utilize the basics of research and apply this research to the tourism and hospitality field.

3. Critical Evaluation and Thinking

The student will be skilled in critical thinking using decision making tools and techniques to solve issues in the tourism and hospitality field.

4. Effective Oral and Written Communications

The student will be an effective communicator with the ability to prepare reports and deliver presentations.

5. Development of Global Awareness and Perspective

The student will be able to relate the implications of international economic, financial, political, social and cultural environments to resolve management situations.