Hospitality Management - Certificate

The Certificate in Hospitality Management, offered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, is designed to provide students with an understanding of the planning, analysis, and decision-making techniques needed for management positions in the tourism and hospitality industries. Students will study and develop skills related to principles of management, sustainability, development, cultural tolerance, marketing, finance, and service quality as they apply to the hospitality and tourism industries.

This program is also approved to be offered online and is delivered via asynchronous technology.

RPTS 302Application of Tourism Principles3
RPTS 323Managing Hospitality and Recreation Organizations3
or RPTS 304   or Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies 
RPTS 331Tourism Marketing3
RPTS 421Hotel and Resort Operations3
RPTS 444Service Quality for Hospitality Organizations3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

This Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of designated courses, all of which are to be taken online.  If a student has taken the on-campus version of any course prior to enrollment in the Certificate, it may be substituted for the on-line version with permission of the RPTS academic advisor.  Students must earn a grade of a C or better in each course used to meet the requirements, and an overall average of at least a 2.5 in applicable coursework.