Master of Tourism Management (China) Program
The Master of Tourism Management-China program, based in the city of Wuhan, is the result of an innovative partnership between two institutions: Colorado State University (CSU) and Central China Normal University (CCNU). Overseeing these collaborations for CSU are Dr. Lina Xiong (Director of Academics) and Dr. David Knight (Director of Engagement).
MTM-China was adapted from CSU’s original MTM program and translated into Mandarin before its launch in 2016. Notably, it offers Chinese students the chance to earn a graduate degree in tourism management from CSU without stepping foot in the U.S. or taking English language tests (e.g, TOEFL, IELTS). While course content is delivered online in Mandarin and English, students are in fact based at the CCNU campus in the city of Wuhan, where they receive additional bilingual engagement (face-to-face) from both CCNU faculty and visiting CSU faculty. The MTM-China program has seen considerable success, welcoming the 100th graduate in December, 2020.
Given these successes, efforts are underway to expand collaborations and course offerings in consideration of, and in partnership with, CSU’s global partners in China and elsewhere. In particular, Dr. Xiong is currently spearheading efforts to provide park and protected area managers around the world with new learning opportunities in multiple languages (English, Mandarin, and Spanish). More information regarding these programs will be shared as it becomes available.