Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management

The Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management uses a multidisciplinary approach and provides specialized knowledge in hotel development and management. Grounded in service management and the care of the travel consumer, coursework focuses on aspects of business development and operations. The development aspect of hospitality management provides ownership groups with investment advice in market analysis, feasibility studies, and asset management. The operations aspect focuses contract management, franchise agreements, and leaseholds.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective credits from the course options listed below
  • Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

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

  • Courses taken by non-degree students are not eligible to be applied towards certificates.
  • Students may only apply a course to two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may be applied to both the MBA and the graduate certificate, but that course may not subsequently be applied to any other degree or certificate requirements).
  • Students who choose to enroll in two graduate certificates may only "double count" up to six credits between the two certificates; 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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