Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The undergraduate certificate in Casino and Gaming Industry Management provides a curriculum including key subject areas deemed relevant and vital to success in the casino and gaming industry. These competencies span across food and beverage, marketing, casino operations, and hotel/resort management. The casino and gaming industry employs hundreds of thousands in the US including over 10,000 in South Florida.

The certificate is particularly valuable for FAU degree-seeking students outside the College of Business and to community members, hospitality industry professionals and seasonal residents.

Online Curriculum

Students must complete 15 credits from the courses below. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” or higher. Courses may have  a prerequisite requirement. Non‐degree‐seeking students need program director approval prior to enrollment in all courses.

After completion of all courses with a grade of “C” or higher, students may then request their certificate from the Student Academic Services Office (academic advising) located in the FAU College of Business, Boca Raton campus, Fleming West Building, Room 102, 561‐297‐3688.

Core Courses: (9 credits)

Take all of the following courses:

Course # Course Title Credits
HFT 3785 Casinos and the Gaming Industry 3
HFT 4253 Hotel & Resort Mgmt. 3
HFT 3263 Principles of Food & Beverage Mgmt. 3
HFT 4503 Hosp. Marketing and Revenue Mgmt. Practices 3
HFT 3221 Human Resource Mgmt. for the Hospitality Industry 3


Timely Graduation for Undergraduate Students:

All Students must understand that credits earned in excess of those hours required for the degree may be subject to the Excess Hours Surcharge mandated by the State of Florida. The addition of a minor or additional course to their academic portfolio may sound appealing, but it also might result in considerable additional expense and a delay in degree completion.


Careers include opportunities in slot operations, table game operations, spa management, hotel management, food and beverage operations, security and surveillance, player development, entertainment, marketing/advertising/public relations, and a host of other unique areas.

According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), the casino industry includes 979 casino gaming locations spread across 43 states. And, this is only in the United States…casino gaming is a global industry. In the U.S. alone, 1.8 million jobs were supported in 2018. (See

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Degree Details
College College of Business
Degree type Certificate
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $201.29
- Out of State (FL) $719.84
Credits needed 15
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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