Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The undergraduate certificate in Club Management provides a focused curriculum on those managerial competencies deemed important to private club managers of the 21st Century. These managerial competencies include: golf, spa, tennis, aquatics, food and beverage, marketing, human resources and leadership. The private country club industry is one of the highest-paying hospitality niche professions in Florida offering great employment opportunities. The sheer number of private clubs (over 125 clubs in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade) make the region very strong in club management. 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: (15 credits)

Take all of the following courses:

Course # Course Title Credits
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality Mgmt. 3
HFT 4277 Club Management 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.


The global club industry includes clubs of many styles, sizes and varities. Some examples include: city clubs, fitness clubs, university clubs, military clubs, fraternal clubs, and social or community country clubs. Many jobs in this area are found in lifestyle country clubs. In the United States there are approximately 5,500 community clubs.

These facilities offer positions in food and beverage, guest relations, spa, fitness, retail, golf, tennis, aquatics, membership, communications, operations, security, and beyond. The best organization to affiliate with is the Club Management Association of America (CMAA). They have both student and professional memberships available. And, they have a large number of career resources available to their members. Please visit for further information.

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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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