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Contact Information

School of Hospitality Management
Academic Center North
tel: 610-499-1101
fax: 610-499-1106

Nicholas J. Hadgis
Dean and Professor
tel: 610-499-1103
njhadgis@widener.edu

Nancy Keating
Administrative Assistant
tel: 610-499-1101
akeating@mail.widener.edu

Global Leadership Program

The purpose of the Global Leadership Program is to better prepare hospitality management students to be leaders in the multicultural international environment of the global economy.

As specified as part of the School's mission statement, the mission of the School of Hospitality Management is to develop citizens of character and leaders for the global hospitality industry. The program is open to any student enrolled as a baccalaureate degree candidate in the School of Hospitality Management who meets the required performance criteria.

Articles in Business Week magazine and comments of Clarence Bell, former Secretary of Education, have noted that American education is not sufficiently preparing students to succeed in the global economy. The Global Leadership Program gives particular focus, structure, and context to international opportunities currently available to students in the School of Hospitality Management.

Students who graduate in the Global Leadership Program will have a competitive advantage in employment with international companies and be better prepared to manage a multicultural workforce at home. They will have had international experience, demonstrated an ability to communicate with people of diverse cultures and been proactive in understanding global issues.

The following requirements must be met by students seeking to graduate in the Global Leadership Program. The achievement of doing so will be noted in students' transcripts.

    • Completion of an international study experience of a semester or six week summer academic program abroad.

    • Fulfillment of the modern language requirement at the intermediate level or above.

    • Serve on the university's International Week Committee.

    • Graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Participate in a community service project.
    • Attend a minimum of one activity per semester with the International Visitors' Leadership Program operated by the International Visitors' Council (IVC) of Philadelphia, a program run in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State. The activity may consist of participation in a round table discussion with international delegations visiting Philadelphia or attending receptions held by the I.V.C.

  • Select an International Relations course as a Social Science elective.

Study Abroad Locations

Country Institution
Australia International College of Management, Sydney
Ireland Shannon College of Hotel Management
Dubai The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Greece The American College of Greece
Hong Kong The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Switzerland Les Roches Swiss Hotel Association
England Leeds Metropolitan University