Brookdale, UD sign new hospitality management transfer agreement

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Brookdale Community College  and the University of Delaware recently signed a new articulation agreement for the transfer of Brookdale Associate Degree Program in Hospitality Management and UD’s Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Hospitality Business Management.

UD’s. program is housed in the Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.

“This agreement will help our graduates achieve a seamless transfer to University of Delaware,” said Dr. David Stout, president, Brookdale Community College, located in northern New Jersey  “This is an important agreement which focuses on student success. We are always pleased to build new bridges toward four-year institutions and to assist our students in moving on toward advanced degrees.”

Dr. Bruce Weber, Dean of UD’s Lerner College, said he looks forward to welcoming these Brookdale students to UD’s campus. “The Lerner College is thrilled to partner with Brookdale Community College to support the continued education of their outstanding hospitality management students through this agreement. We know that this partnership will continue to advance our mission to deliver inspirational education and pioneering scholarship. Our efforts with Brookdale are driven by our will to build an inclusive community that beneficially transforms business and society.”

The  two institutions have agreed that graduates of the Brookdale Hospitality Management program who have completed the associate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher will automatically be accepted into the Hospitality Business Management baccalaureate program at the University of Delaware.

“We are pleased to be working with Brookdale to expand the educational opportunities offered for the qualified Brookdale students to continue in UD’s Hospitality Business Management major for their bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Srikanth Beldona, chair of UD’s Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management. “Our hospitality business management curriculum is based in business management, with specialized hospitality industry courses and experiential learning opportunities in our on-campus learning labs led by faculty with extensive industry experience and academic credentials.”

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