Message from the Chair
The Hospitality and Tourism Administration Department (HADM) is committed to creating and disseminating knowledge through world-class integrated hospitality and tourism management education and research. Our goals are to increase understanding of hospitality and tourism management and identify innovative higher education programs that can ultimately be applied to industries such as hospitality and tourism. We are committed to innovative higher education to develop those students with a long-term goal of becoming outstanding leaders, managers and researchers in industries such as hospitality and tourism, in both national and international settings.
The Hospitality and Tourism Administration department is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). We are the first historically black college and university (HBCU) program to receive the accreditation. The Hospitality and Tourism Administration Department is part of the School of Business, which is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). HADM is the only four-year hospitality management program in the Research Triangle region and is committed to the global community, offering a Bachelor of Science degree and an online MBA Hospitality Management concentration to students and industry professionals.
HADM graduates receive solid training in the hospitality and tourism management education and innovative learning activities in both face-to-face and online distance education. In addition to the major, HADM facilitates student learning by offering programs such as the following:
- A Hospitality and Tourism Administration minor
- A Senior Living Community Management concentration
- A Fundamentals of Professional Food Service Operations certificate
- An online MBA Hospitality Management concentration
The Hospitality and Tourism Administration Department creates an environment in which students can develop into independent and creative managers, problem-solvers and global industry leaders. Students have access to a state-of-the-art education, faculty with global industry and research expertise, alumni and industry advisory mentorships, and innovative programs, including leadership development through student associations (National Society of Minority in Hospitality [NSMH], Eta Sigma Delta [ESD] Honor Society) and hands-on internship experiences. Students are well prepared to develop their professional careers or seek advancement in research after completing a degree in hospitality and tourism management sciences.
The Hospitality and Tourism Administration Department is committed to cross-department, school, and university collaboration and the mentoring of students and faculty in both teaching and research. HADM seeks to attract the best and brightest students and faculty by creating a welcoming environment that fosters success and creativity.
I invite you to learn about our department through our website or direct contact via email, telephone or social media contacts. We value input aimed at improving our education, research and service. I also invite you to apply for any available faculty, staff or trainee positions within the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, School of Business, North Carolina Central University.
Dr. Po-Ju Chen, PhD
Michael P. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Business