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Masters of Science in Outdoor Recreation Economy (MORE) approved by CU Regents

Colorado – where the outdoor industry can be an economic change agent, fostering entrepreneurism and attracting tourism, workforce and business investment – the state’s flagship university is launching a program to support and grow a sustainable and diverse talent pipeline for that industry.  MORE offers professionals at any stage of their careers – whether they’re new to the outdoor industry, seasoned veterans, or pivoting from another industry — the opportunity to advance their careers in a meaningful way that will also support a growing industry and local economies.

On June 18 the CU Board of Regents approved MORE to praise by Luis Benitez, VP for Government Affairs and Global Impact at the VF Corporations: “The outdoor industry represents 10 percent of our state’s economy. We need a sustainable and diverse talent pipeline. What is being proposed is not only innovative, it comes at the right time. Our industry needs to evolve and graduates of this degree can provide that important spark and leadership. For our industry to re-emerge stronger, we need curriculum that aligns with where the industry needs to be going. Providing professional education that reaches policy, community stakeholders, and the industry is the right move by CU.”