Program Overview 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management online certificate is designed to attract career-minded individuals who are seeking to develop their managerial skills and abilities in the hospitality and tourism industries while maintaining a flexible work schedule. Students enrolled in this certificate will gain an increased knowledge and understanding of both the hospitality and tourism industries by recognizing the responsibilities for a variety of management positions. Students will also be able to apply their understanding of financial and accounting concepts in an assortment of settings by demonstrating effective critical and analytical skills in their decision-making. This certificate is able to ladder into Hospitality Management (two-year program) or the Hospitality and Tourism Management (four-year program) without loss of credits. 

Program Details 

Some of the skills you will learn will help to address legal, ethical, and diversity issues in the work environment. You will also gain knowledge in financial and accounting concepts in a variety of settings. Additionally, students will learn to identify the concepts of human resources and its implications relative to operations. Student will learn how to monitor changing trends in the industry to help better forecast and plan for the future.


Complete this program in as little as two semesters. Courses are delivered in two eight week sessions per semester for two semesters. This Certificate is available only through NMU's online Global Campus

Program Admission

1. Complete an online application to NMU.
2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
3. Math placement score of MA 090 or higher, “C” or higher in OC 080, or prior college level math credit.

Students completing this certificate must achieve a minimum grade of “C” for each required course.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 25

HM 225: Banquets and Catering 4 credits
HM 226: Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry 2 credits
HM 235: Food and Beverage Management 4 credits
HM 240: Introduction to Lodging Operations 3 credits
HM 245: Hospitality Accounting and Revenue Management 4 credits
HM 246: Sales and Marketing in Hospitality 4 credits
HM 312: Travel and Tourism Management  4 credits

Employment Information 

Students who graduate with these skills, knowledge, and have the right experience and attitude can increase their ability to advance to a front line supervisor, mid-level supervisor, or mid-level management position in the hospitality and tourism industry. 

Median Earnings

$16/hr. (Michigan)   

Projected Job Growth

+8% (National) and +11% (Michigan)

Financial Information

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate is an online program that is delivered over two semesters. In order to best utilize your financial aid resources you will need to be aware of how the aid programs work.  While the Federal Pell Grant program is available on a year round basis, the Federal Direct Loans are typically awarded on an academic year schedule. With the Federal Direct Loan program, all of the annual eligibility will be identified and awarded over the Fall and Winter semesters. Therefore, if you will need student loan assistance for the summer semester, you may consider returning a portion of your student loans from the year, so that these funds are available for the summer. For more information on applying for financial, loan deferment and overage checks, visit or contact the Financial Aid Office