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BGSU Resort and Attraction Management degree now available online

Students can enjoy flexibility to balance their academic and professional commitments

Committed to keeping education accessible, Bowling Green State University is now offering its industry-regarded Bachelor of Science in Resort and Attraction Management degree fully online. Students from all over the world can earn the one-of-a-kind degree from BGSU without leaving their home.

BGSU RAAM students can choose to study in-person or online while enjoying the flexibility to balance their academic and professional commitments. The program also boasts a unique academic calendar that allows students to spend six months in the field and six months taking classes.

A key feature of the BGSU RAAM program is the opportunity for students to participate in hands-on learning experiences. Students prepare for real-world careers with guaranteed, paid and customizable co-ops in more than 20 different departments at Cedar Fair amusement parks. Additionally, BGSU and Cedar Fair offer nearly $170,000 in annual scholarships exclusively for RAAM students, making the program both affordable and accessible.

"We are thrilled to offer the RAAM program online and provide students with the flexibility they need to succeed," said Dr. Swathi Ravichandran, founding director of the BGSU RAAM program. "With hands-on learning, scholarship opportunities and a unique academic calendar, the RAAM program at BGSU is the perfect choice for anyone looking to start or advance their career in the resort and attraction management industry."

The BGSU RAAM program also provides students with extensive industry certifications, professional development and networking opportunities with resort and attraction industry leaders. Graduates are well-prepared for a wide range of industry-leading careers, including hotel and resort management, amusement park management and event planning.

Students in the RAAM program can also take advantage of study abroad programs in England and France. The programs allow students to explore iconic attractions, meet industry leaders and broaden their horizons.

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Updated: 04/27/2023 01:49PM