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Master’s Certificate Program in Hospitality Management Overview

Majors Overview May 6, 2015

Get information about certificate programs in hospitality management (the majority of programs do not include “master’s certificate” in their titles) and their educational requirements, coursework, job and wage outlook, and continuing education choices.

Information on Hospitality Management Certificate Program

Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program in hospitality management are instructed in hotel administration and operations, covering general business practices related to the hospitality industry, such as accounting, marketing, and management.

They acquire the skills necessary for managing back-end operations, including facilities management and budgeting, in addition to front-of-house operations such as customer service. They also learn about prevailing issues that affect domestic and global hospitality industries.

Educational Requirements

Admission criteria typically require incoming students to hold a bachelor’s degree in any field of study. Many holders of bachelor’s degrees in unrelated fields choose to pursue these certificate programs, which aim to impart a new direction to their career paths.

Coursework

Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs in hospitality management need to complete six to eight classes — the exact number can vary by school. Core coursework may include topic areas such as the following:

•Personnel management
•Organizational behavior
•Amenities management
•Hospitality industry laws
•The hospitality industry
•Internet business
•Food cost management

Job and Wage Outlook

Over the 2012 – 2022 decade, a job growth rate of one percent has been predicted for lodging managers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Most employers of these professionals include larger facilities, such as convention hotels and resorts. In 2012, lodging managers brought in an average annual wage of $46,810 (BLS).

Continuing Education Choices

Those who complete a graduate certificate program in hospitality management may seek continuing education by earning a master’s degree. Master’s degrees include Master of Science (M.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with sub-specialty concentrations that benefit hospitality managers, such as marketing or event management.

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