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Virginia Union University’s Sydney Lewis School of Business will Offer a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

August 31, 2020

(Richmond, VA) - Virginia Union University is launching a Bachelor of Science program in Hospitality Management beginning in January 2021. The degree program will be offered 100% online through the Sydney Lewis School of Business (SLSB). 

“We must prepare our students for professional careers in industries where demand is high,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO. “Virginia has a high demand for managers and entrepreneurs in the hotel industry. VUU’s programs offer students the academic courses and experiential learning opportunities so they are ready to accept leadership positions from the day they graduate.” 

“We are excited about the new Hospitality Management degree program that will serve a more global and diverse student population through state-of-art online learning,” said Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Provost & Senior Vice President. “Building upon the strong reputation of our accredited business school, our students will be prepared to not only manage first-class hospitality operations but also birth their own entrepreneurial ventures. I acknowledge the involvement of the former Provost, Dr. Joy Goodrich, and SLSB Dean Robin Davis in developing this marketable program, which is just one in a suite of new programs that we will launch in our quest to ‘Best in Class’.” 

The Hospitality Management major is a multidisciplinary field of study encompassing human resources, marketing, sales, and finance. Students will learn fundamental hospitality practices and principles. A total of 121-credits is required to complete the program which will include two internship assignments.   

For more information, please contact Pamela Cox at phcox@vuu.edu or (804) 937-7936. 

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About Virginia Union University 

Virginia Union University is a premier liberal arts urban institution of higher education and center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of leaders for tomorrow’s world. It was founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. Virginia Union University offers a broad range of educational opportunities that advance liberal arts education, teaching, research, science, technology, continuing education, civic engagement, and international experiences. Visit https://www.vuu.edu/  for more information.