Brookdale Community College and the University of Delaware signed an agreement for Brookdale students earning an associate degree in hospitality management to be able to seamlessly transfer to UD’s bachelor’s program in hospitality business management, housed in the department of hospitality and sport business management at UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.
Brookdale Community College President David Stout called the deal, which was announced Sept. 14, “an important agreement which focuses on student success.”
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“We are always pleased to build new bridges toward four-year institutions and to assist our students in moving on toward advanced degrees,” he said.
The two institutions have agreed that graduates of Brookdale’s hospitality management program who have completed the associate degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher will automatically be accepted into the hospitality business management baccalaureate program at UD.
Brookdale students intending to transfer should complete the UD admission application following the third semester of their associate’s program. Included in the requirements are 300 hospitality-related work hours.
The employment of entertainment and sports occupations will grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected. The median annual wage for entertainment and sports occupations was $47,080 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.