Global Education

Global Education

At the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, we know that being the most personalized school of its kind in developing hospitality and tourism leaders carries great responsibility. Our mission impacts not only our local community but our global constituency as well. We are committed to this charge with dedication and ingenuity.

From the boardrooms of leading industry associations to the hotels of China, the Payne School is enhancing and enriching the way the hospitality and tourism industry does business.

Nami and Zumi at Hyatt Tokyo

Executive Education Programs

The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers a wide range of custom programs to meet the needs of the industry’s companies and organizations. We provide tailored executive education opportunities led by industry experts specific to the organization’s field that range from one day to two weeks. Our programs are highly interactive, and it has been a pleasure creating this valuable and exciting experience for leading industry associations such as Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

For an example of what our Executive Education Programs can provide for your organization, please visit http://www.iaapa.org/events-education/events/iaapa-institutes/executive-education.

For more information and to inquire about our Executive Education Programs, please contact Brian Blake, Director of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Student Center for Professional Development, at brian.blake@mail.sdsu.edu.

Certificate Programs

The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers international students an opportunity to study with us for one or two semesters. Qualified candidates may receive a certificate in hospitality and tourism management or sustainable tourism. This program is offered through the SDSU American Language Institute.

For more information about the Certificate Programs, please visit ali.sdsu.edu. For questions, please contact Brian Blake, Director of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Student Center for Professional Development, at brian.blake@mail.sdsu.edu.

Chinese educators at a conference

CHEI

The Marriott China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI) is a charitable effort funded by The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The initiative’s purpose is to enhance hospitality education, leading to rewarding careers for the next generation of China’s hospitality leaders. Developed in partnership with SDSU, this multi-faceted program enables Chinese educators and students to gain knowledge and real-world experiences in hotel operations.

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation selected the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management as CHEI’s initial academic advisor. We have experience working with Chinese schools and the hospitality industry to develop programs that are globally respected and uniquely Chinese. We also have extensive expertise in developing relationships with schools in China, as well as with industry experts and government leaders.

For more information on CHEI, please visit chei.org. You are also welcome to contact Brian Blake, Director of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Student Center for Professional Development, at brian.blake@mail.sdsu.edu.