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Hospitality and Tourism Mission

To educate and empower a diverse population of students for leadership and professional roles within the hospitality and tourism industry, through academic excellence, community service, and industry work experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate hospitality and tourism principles and practices using written, verbal and technological forums.
  2. Analyze and Explain functional and operational areas within global hospitality business environments.
  3. Exhibit interpersonal communication, leadership, and team building skills need for roles within the hospitality industry.
  4. Apply basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving skills when examining hospitality management issues.
  5. Explain global and cultural implications in hospitality and tourism management.

ACPHA Accreditation

As one of the only accredited program in the state of North Carolina, NCCU School of Business     Hospitality and Tourism program maintains the ACPHA (Accreditation Commission for program in Hospitality Administration) certification. In 1989 International CHRIE recommended two accrediting bodies: the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration™ (ACPHA) which accredited hospitality administration programs at the baccalaureate level, and the Commission for Accreditation of Hospitality Management Programs (CAHM) which accredited hospitality management programs at the associate’s degree or equivalent level.

The accreditation process requires three major efforts - a programmatic self-analysis, an evaluation by professional colleagues, and a review and decision by the Commission. Through self-study, the applicant program uses the standards to analyze its effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses and to work towards improvement. At completion of the self-study period and submission of a self-study document, the program is visited by a team assembled by the Commission staff. The evaluation team conducts a rigorous review of the program and then prepares a report which is submitted to the Commission. Based on the program’s self-study, the team report and the program’s response to the report, the Commission makes a decision whether or not to grant accreditation. Accreditation is generally granted for not more than seven years.

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