Starting this September, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Resort Management. In the two-year, full-time program, students will complete courses at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine, and, during the winter ski season, at Killington Resort in Vermont.“This degree will prepare students to provide leadership in resort business organizations – not simply provide administrative oversight,” said Dr. Gregory Gull, Director of Business Administration Programs for the Division of Graduate & Professional Studies.The program’s emphasis on leadership will prepare future business managers by deepening their understanding of the interplay of the quantitative (i.e. revenue, profit, costs) and qualitative (meaning, relationships, values) aspects of business organizations. According to Gull, ethics will be as important as economics, psychology as important as finance, communication as important as commerce, team performance is as important as individual performance, and quality as important as quantity.The curriculum will consist of 12 three-credit courses and six credits earned through paid internships at Killington Resort. Courses will be taught at the Killington Resort campus in Vermont from November through March and the rest of the year at the Saint Joseph’s College campus in Standish, Maine. Saint Joseph’s College is currently accepting applications for the program.“We’re very excited about this new graduate program, and the learning opportunities it will bring to students – especially the internship component at Killington,” said Dr. David House, President of Saint Joseph’s College. The paid internships will allow students to directly experience and better understand the management and supervisory aspects of resort management, as well as provide a means to reduce students’ overall educational costs.The East’s largest ski resort, Killington Resort offers a superb environment for experiential learning, and abundant opportunities for leadership growth in areas such as tourism development, retail operations, hotel management, entertainment services and more. “We look forward to having Saint Joseph’s students learn and work at Killington in this program. Students will be provided with a truly unique educational opportunity that blends academic theory with the reality of daily resort operations.” said Allen Wilson, President of Killington Resort.The MBA program is the first residential graduate program offered by the Division of Graduate & Professional Studies, which offers other undergraduate and graduate degree programs through distance learning.For further information about the MBA program, contact Dr. Gregory Gull, Director of Business Administration Programs, Division of Graduate & Professional Studies at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He can be reached at 207-893-7988 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).
GUYANA’s National Rugby team, more popularly known as the ‘Green Machine’, defeated Barbados 34 – 26 yesterday at the Garrison Field to make a successful start to their Rugby Americas North (RAN) South Zone title.Richard Staglon scored 15 of Guyana’s points in yesterday’s winThe Guyanese entered the game as heavy favourites, but the team’s head coach Kenneth Grant-Stuart, prior to their departure last Friday, had told Chronicle Sport that the Green Machine will not be taking their ‘Bajan’ counterparts lightly.Vice-Captain Richard Staglon was the star of the day, scoring three tries, while Vallon Adams had two (tries) and Ahmed Isaacs scored a try on his debut. Rickford Cummings scored two conversions.Meanwhile, following yesterday’s game against Barbados, Guyana will play host to longtime rivals Trinidad and Tobago at the National Park Rugby Field on June 10, in a rematch of last year’s South Zone final.The ‘Green Machine’ is the current runners-up to Mexico in the Regional RAN 15’s Championships as well as Current RAN 7’s Caribbean Champion.Squad: Ryan Gonsalves (Captain), Richard Staglon (vice-captain), Avery Corbin, Peabo Hamilton, Ronald Mayers, Godfrey Broomes, Dwayne Schroeder, Sean Phillips, Vallon Adams, Ahmed Isaacs, Rondel McArthur, Jason Tyrell, Allain Crawford, Kevon David, Jamal Angus, Troyton Braithwaite, Patrick King, Joseph Rahaman, Cyon Kitt, Toby David, Osie Mckenzie, Rickford Cummings and Blaise Bailey.