Dec 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management Specialist Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The Hospitality Specialist Graduate Certificate is designed to addresses the increasing complexity of operating in globalized hotel, food-service or travel industries. Student enrolled in this program will gain advanced knowledge and skills that will enhance their professional qualifications in the discipline. By providing advanced knowledge and skills in hospitality management to professional in the industry, practitioners will gain the expertise in the use of tools that have the potential to increase revenues and profits in the industry. Course material focuses on the core functional areas necessary to work in the hotel industry, including operations, marketing, finance, human resources, and strategic planning.

The proposed certification will allow the professionals to:

  • Establish credentials by completing an approved course of study at the graduate level meeting the appropriate knowledge and skills for a hospitality management specialist.
  • Complete further professional certification with organizations such as The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).
  • Complete a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree with a focus in Hospitality Management; or
  • Complete a graduate program leading to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Hospitality Management.

This 12-credit program is comprised of four required courses. The program can be completed in less than one year when taken part-time. Course options may vary from semester to semester and are subject to change.

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