SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism ranked 27th in world
On March 4, CEOWORLD released their annual list of Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World rankings for 2019, and SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism placed at number 27, up ten spots from the previous year.
SAIT is the only Canadian school on the list, which features prestigious schools like Cornell and Oxford in the list’s top ten.
“To see we’ve jumped ten spots, I think was beyond our expectations,” said James Werner, Manager of Continuing Education and Community Engagement for the School of Hospitality and Tourism.
According to Werner, the school has always viewed reaching the top ten as a goal. This new ranking affirms they’re doing the right things to achieve this goal.
“We take pride in knowing that when people are accepting SAIT graduates into their companies and into their industries, that they know they’re getting the best of the best,” said Werner.
Although this rapid move from last year’s CEOWORLD ranking was a pleasant surprise, Werner maintains that SAIT’s unique combination of excellent faculty, an immersed learning strategy, and industry-based training helped SAIT make such a big jump in the rankings.
“We have some people within our team here that have had some very great accomplishments and life achievements along their journeys,” said Werner.
“Immersive learning is a big part of what we do and it’s something that I do think sets us apart from other schools.”
This is an exciting development for the school as it prepares for its first class of students in the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree in September.
The CEOWORLD rankings were based on survey results submitted by more than 50,000 graduates, 25,000 recruiters, and 35,000 employees from 46 countries around the world.
According to Werner, the ranking is important to the school, but the number one objective of the school is to make students the focus of the program.
“Everything we do and any decision we make, has to be around student success,” said Werner.