Norfolk State University Offers New Online Degree Program

Norfolk State University various cafeterias on Thursday, April 8, 2015.

Norfolk State University’s School of Business is launching a new degree program in tourism and hospitality . . . online. Set to begin this fall, the bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management will focus on the business disciplines necessary to advance a person’s career in this dynamic and growing field. The online delivery of the courses, by long-term experienced hospitality educators, allows students to complete the BS degree from any location with internet access and the minimum hardware/software connection requirements.

According to Larry Epplein, program advisor, the new program is an industry specific one. “We want to attract workers in the hospitality and tourism industry, first-line supervisors and others seeking to advance their careers in the business.” He also cited the program’s benefits for employers. “Employees who upgrade their skills in this business increase their longevity and are more likely to stay on the job. This decreases the employer’s turnover. For employees, this degree will help advance their careers and puts them in the pipeline for management positions in the tourism and hospitality industry.”

Prospective students interested in the online tourism and hospitality management program can get more information by visiting Besides information on enrolling, the program’s curriculum, background about NSU’s online and extended learning services, scholarships and other resources are available. Fall classes begin August 20.


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