My name is Richard Ghiselli and I’m a professor and the head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University. We offer a suite of highly-ranked programs and today I want to talk to you about the online master of science in hospitality and tourism management. We’re excited you’re considering us and I look forward to telling you more about this specialized degree. Online master’s is designed to provide award-winning HTM curriculum to hospitality managers who would find it difficult, if not impossible, to quit their present position and income to attend an on campus program here in Indiana. This program focuses on the practical application of executive management, leadership, and analytical skills through problem-based learning, and real-world case study reviews. Program topics include strategic management, human resources management, operations management, finance, and marketing. Graduates also develop executive level skills in written and oral communication, and leadership behaviors. This program drives the career advancement of current HTM managers, and those who wish to make the switch to this niche market. You’ll find that your peers in the program elevate your understanding of the industry and course work concepts as they share their experiences from across the country. Our faculty distinguish themselves to an emphasis on excellence that prepares students for global leadership roles.