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Certificate in Hospitality Management

The hospitality industry is diverse and growing, as hospitality offerings are ever-changing and evolving to meet consumer wants, needs, and preferences.  The undergraduate certificate in hospitality management is designed to provide students with an introduction to critical knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager within the hospitality industry and its key sub-sectors (lodging, food and beverage, recreation, and travel and tourism).  The courses included in this certificate program focus on the following key content areas:  introduction to hospitality; customer relations; accounting and analysis; leadership and management; marketing; along with the choice of one general business course focusing on business ethics, business and society, or human resource management.  This certificate program is designed for individuals currently working in the hospitality industry or individuals with professional experiences in other industries, but now desiring to pursue management-level career opportunities in the hospitality industry. 

Note: Students are held to all prerequisite requirements; some students may require more than 6 courses to complete this certificate.


18 Credits

Hospitality Management Required Courses

HSP 101 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

HSP 201 Customer Relations in the Hospitality Industry

HSP 202 Accounting & Analysis in the Hospitality Industry

HSP 301 Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry

BMK 305 Marketing

Choose one of the following three courses:

BBM 319 Business Ethics

BBM 331 Business and Society

HRM 311 Human Resource Management



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.