Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management provides an industry-focused curriculum to those who desire employment within the world’s largest service industry. In Florida, hospitality and tourism is the #1 private employer and you may find roles in marketing, accounting, management, finance, operations, international business, or other areas of this vast industry. The certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management is open to both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students. The certificate is particularly valuable for FAU degree‐seeking students outside of 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 3003 Introduction to Hospitality Mgmt. 3
HFT 4253 Hotel & Resort Mgmt. 3
HFT 4240 Excellence in Guest Service Mgmt. 3


Core Elective Courses: (6 credits)

Take two of the following courses:

Course # Course Title Credits
HFT 3263 Principles of Food & Beverage Mgmt. 3
HFT 4503 Hosp. Marketing and Revenue Mgmt. Practices 3
HFT 4277 Club Management 3
HFT 3741 Meetings and Events Mgmt. 3
HFT 3603 Principles of Hospitality Law 3
HFT 3221 Human Resource Mgmt. for the Hospitality Industry 3
HFT 4930 Special Topics in Hospitality Mgmt. (Pre-req: HFT 3003) 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 hospitality and tourism industry is the world’s largest service industry. Career options range from marketing to management to information technology to guest service. Add in accounting, law, finance, human resources, food and beverage, architecture, and other areas and you have a true “world” of opportunity. This vast industry spans auto rental agencies, rail travel, airlines, cruise lines, theme parks and attractions, meeting & event planning companies, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, hotels & resorts, casinos, national and state parks, adventure tourism, travel agencies, and beyond. It’s a true global field which employs every career discipline.

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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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