Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management

The Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management is based on a multidisciplinary approach and provides specialized knowledge in hotel development and management. Its epistemological root is grounded in service management to care for consumers away from homes. It is now a multidisciplinary field due to the two main aspects of the business: development and operations.

The development aspect of the hospitality business serves ownership groups by providing investment advice in market analysis, feasibility studies and asset management.

The operations aspect focuses on hospitality management functions using different business models, such as management contract, franchise agreement and leasehold.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all credits of the coursework listed below
  • Achievement of at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of completion

In addition, students should be aware of the following course application limitations:

  • Courses taken as a non-degree student are not eligible to be applied towards the certificate.
  • Students may only apply a course towards two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may only be applied towards the MBA and one graduate certificate; the course cannot be applied towards the requirements of any other degree or certificate program beyond the two programs).
  • Students who opt to complete two graduate certificates may only double count up to six credits between the two. All remaining requirements (typically, 18 credits for two certificates) must be unique to each certificate.

Required • 6 Credits

  • TSTD 6220 | International Hotel Management
  • TSTD 6221 | Hotel/Resort Market Analysis

Electives • 6 Credits

  • TSTD 6249 | Sustainable Destination Development
  • TSTD 6270 | Tourism and Hospitality Management Research
  • TSTD 6282 | International Experiences
  • TSTD 6296 | Travel Information Management Systems



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