The Venetian Macau, MGM Grand Macau, Macau Studio City, The Wynn Macau, Grand Lisboa, and Hong Kong Disneyland recently participated in a four-day immersion course with the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) students from the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI).
This Master Class gave students a first-hand appreciation of the casino and entertainment industries in Macau and Hong Kong, and was led by Dr. Sheryl Kimes, holder of the Singapore Tourism Board's first professorship in Asian Hospitality Management.
"As part of the course, students had the opportunity to understand Macau as a destination, study the profile of the Macau consumer, and grapple with issues such as managing human capital and hotel development and financing," said Professor Kimes. "By travelling to Hong Kong and Macau, the students were privileged to see in practice, case studies about Macao Studio City, Wynn Macau and Hong Kong Disneyland."
"The students really impressed me. They quickly grasped the business issues for our company and asked intelligent questions to dig deeper. I would be happy to have these students working for me some day!" added Joe Gavigan, Vice President, Business Insight & Improvement for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.