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Interested in Becoming a Leader in the Growing Sustainable Tourism Field?

“Our master’s degree in Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development focuses on using tourism as a tool and a catalyst for positive change in the areas of economic development, the environment, and implementing and expanding business and employment opportunities in regions throughout the world.”

Eldad Boker, Ed.D.

Professor, College of Hospitality Management Professor Eldad Boker, Ed.D., who joined JWU’s College of Hospitality Management in 1986, teaches a variety of hospitality courses at the university. Most recently he was the lead developer of the Master of Science degree program in Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development. Boker, who speaks three languages and has visited 75 countries, worked in the global tourism industry before joining JWU. As a faculty member, he shares his industry knowledge and experiences with his students. “I love the educational encounters with students and the ability to have an impact on their intellectual development,” says Boker. A Certified Hospitality Educator, Boker earned a Doctor of Education degree in Tourism Management and Human Resource Development from George Washington University. 2

Tourism is one of the most powerful economic, sociocultural and environmental forces shaping our world. A growing, trillion-dollar industry, tourism impacts indigenous people and communities, visitors, industry and government. Through long-term planning, tourism can preserve sites for future generations and act as a tool for positive change. Help direct that positive change by pursuing a Master of Science degree in Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development.

Master of Science in Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development Strategize and develop viable programs for sustainable tourism and economic development. Through coursework and real-world projects, you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of the newest tourism trends: shared service providers such as Airbnb and Lyft, the experience economy orchestrating memorable events as products, and local and global opportunities for development. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers in diverse sectors and industries including travel and tourism organizations, government agencies, nonprofit and economic development organizations, consultancies, educational institutions and the private sector. This 10-course program will prepare and equip you to become a global citizen and future leader in the high-growth field of sustainable tourism.

As a student you’ll learn to Formulate strategies to attract and retain market share and promote social and economic development objectives for tourism destinations. Communicate effectively with industry stakeholders such as policymakers, members of the private sector and the general public. Critically evaluate contemporary management and leadership strategies in relation to the global tourism industry and sustainable business practices. Create a sustainable tourism development plan that encompasses cultural, sociological and motivational differences. For a full course listing, visit

Sample Courses Financial Concepts in Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation of Consulting for the Tourism Industry Global Tourism Marketing and Branding

Planning for Ethical and Sustainable Tourism Development International Tourism Development, Economic Issues and Strategic Solutions in the Developing World


Why Earn a Graduate Degree in Sport Leadership?

Master of Science in Sport Leadership You’ll examine the social and business issues that are critical to sport leadership. Learn how to foster a culture of collaboration, engagement and tolerance within a sports organization, solving problems and facilitating positive change. Discover the latest advances in technology that enhance communication in the sports realm. You’ll learn new techniques and hone your skills as you collaborate on experiential projects with industry partners. Through the program’s classes and projects, you’ll gain expertise in social responsibility and come to demonstrate integrity as a leader. This 10-course hybrid program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, allowing you to take courses on campus and online.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for careers in this growth industry including sports marketing, media and sponsorships, sports events, professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, facilities and venues, recreation, sports tourism and adventure, and more. As a student you’ll learn to Connect leadership principles and industry operations to advance organizational objectives and support strategic initiatives. Demonstrate the communication skills required of leaders in the sports management industry. Integrate research, leadership theory and quantitative data to generate informed and socially responsible decisions. For a full course listing, visit

Sample Courses Human Resource Management Effective Leadership Sports and Entertainment Venues & Events, Development and Management Global Issues in Sports Leadership Advanced Marketing Methods in Sport


If you want to succeed in the trillion-dollar global sports industry, our Master of Science degree in Sport Leadership is for you. The world of sports continues to grow and diversify, and highly-educated and skilled leaders are needed more than ever to plan and shape the future and direction of this exciting industry.

Patrick Leary, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management Associate Professor Patrick Leary, Ed.D., has a professional background and expertise rooted in sports marketing, sponsorship sales, event management, new media literacy and athletic administration. He has also worked in brand management for NERF & Sports Action Brands at Hasbro Inc., and in athletic marketing for Providence College, Boston College, and Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Leary was the lead faculty member in developing the Master of Science degree program in Sport Leadership. He has also created various experiential learning opportunities for students, including the development of the annual SEEM (Sports, Entertainment & Event Management) Leadership Conference held at the Providence Campus. A Certified Hospitality Educator, Leary holds a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University. His academic research focuses on the commercialization of intercollegiate athletes.

“Where there is growth in industry there is opportunity, and today’s fastgrowing global sports industry has created a need for skilled professionals and leaders. JWU’s Master of Science degree in Sport Leadership will help prepare students for leadership positions in this exciting industry that’s constantly innovating and redefining itself.”


EXPERIENCE SUCCESS Master’s degrees in

Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development   Sport Leadership   Program Highlights • competitive tuition • professionally-focused curriculum • faculty with extensive professional experience • prepares you for a variety of careers in high-growth, global industries Admissions Requirements To be considered for admission into these master of science programs, the following are required: • bachelor’s degree in any major with a cumulative grade point average of 2.85 or better • a completed application for admission • official or certified transcripts/mark sheets from all institutions attended, including bachelor’s degree conferral • a personal statement that identifies your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study • t wo letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to attest to your potential for success at the graduate level of study • current résumé or CV

All statistics in this brochure are the most current as of February 2018. Johnson & Wales University does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, status as a protected veteran, pregnancy or marital status, or any other unlawful basis in admission to, access to, treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities.


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