The Art Institutes International Minnesota Adds Bachelor Of Science Degree In Hospitality Management To Menu Of Studies

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New bachelor's program prepares students for management positions in the hospitality industry

The Art Institutes International Minnesota (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis) is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. The program moves beyond management and business skills needed for success in the hospitality field. Students are exposed to advanced training in technology with industry-specific software and hardware, and learn the fundamentals of the industry from a global perspective. The program culminates in a Hospitality Capstone (portfolio) and Management Internship course that utilizes the skills and knowledge students have acquired within the program.

The Hospitality Management program is an excellent choice for those who possess a passion for the culinary and hospitality industries. Whether you dream of owning or managing a restaurant, or are seeking to assume a professional position with catering companies, hotels, resorts, cruise lines or institutions, the program will prepare students for variety of employment opportunities. The program also suits individuals currently employed in the service industry who are looking to challenge themselves and broaden their career options. Upon successful completion of the program, students enter the work force with a well-rounded portfolio that lays the foundation for a life-long career in the ever-growing hospitality industry.

Academic Director for the Hospitality Management program, Michael Autenrieth commented, "We are very pleased and excited to bring the new Hospitality Management curriculum to the Twin Cities area. Well-qualified management staff are in demand, and it is our goal to develop a degree program that will provide individuals with the management tools they will need to be successful Hospitality professionals."

According to the U.S. Department of Labor 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs036.htm), "Wage and salary employment in hotels and other accommodations is expected to increase by 17 percent over the 2004-14 period, compared with 14 percent growth projected for wage and salary employment in all industries combined."

For more information about Hospitality Management, call the admissions office at 1.800.777.3643 or visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis and click on Programs.

Founded in 1964 as Lowthian College, The Art Institutes International Minnesota is a diverse, dynamic institution of higher education whose mission is to educate students for creative careers. The Art Institutes International Minnesota is part of Education Management Corporation (http://www.edmc.com). The website for The Art Institutes International Minnesota can be found at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis.

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