Officials of Trinity International Hospitality Studies and U.S.-based Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that they have agreed in principle to offer a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Hospitality Administration in Greece through Trinity’s campus. This degree will be identical to the one offered by Southern New Hampshire University.
This agreement follows another signed between the two institutions last March for the mutual recognition of their undergraduate programs and courses (articulation agreement) and the unconditional transfer of academic credits from one institution to the other.
University officials, led by Dr. Curtis Smith, SNHU’s vice president for Academic Affairs, met with Trinity leadership during a five-day meeting on Crete last month.
Trinity’s vice president and chief academic officer, Dr. Stergios L. Mourgos, emphasized the importance of the agreement with such a prestigious American university and the effect this will have on tourism education not only in Greece but in the greater region.
“This is a golden opportunity for students who wish to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Hospitality Administration in Greece, identical to one offered in the United States,” said Dr. Curtis Smith. “It is a post-graduate degree that is being offered at the right place at the right time, in view of dramatic developments in the tourism market and the educational requirements that result from those developments.”
Finally, the two delegations announced that they will soon explore the possibility of offering a Global MBA, and a graduate level double degree program consisting of an M.Sc. in Hospitality Administration and an MBA. Discussions also included the development of an Executive Master’s Program structured to the needs of industry professionals.