Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

College of Professional & Global Education 

Dean: Dr. Alex Hwu 

1600 Holloway Ave, Hum 101
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-1438
Email: globaled@sfsu.edu
Website: https://cpage.sfsu.edu/global


The Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management is designed to offer international students and non-matriculated U.S. residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in hospitality and tourism management in two semesters. The program consists of eight specified courses that focus on conceptual, theoretical, and practical skills as well as overall knowledge of hospitality and tourism management. Although the program does not lead to a degree in hospitality and tourism management, it prepares students to seek a career or advancement in the hospitality or tourism industries. The award of a certificate means the holder has completed the required courses at an acceptable level of academic accomplishment. The certificate indicates to a prospective employer that the University validates the certificate program in hospitality and tourism management.

Admission Requirements

Selection for admission to the program will be based on student objectives, academic background, and recommendations as appropriate. In order to be admitted to the program, a candidate should have completed the equivalent of 56 units or more of undergraduate courses through coursework and/or appropriate professional or other preparation. Grades in coursework completed should be of an average level equivalent to a GPA of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 U.S. scale and a  2.5 in business, management, or hospitality courses or an equivalent combination of educational and professional preparation, in their home country. English language ability must be demonstrated through the submission of proof of English Proficiency as listed at https://cpage.sfsu.edu/global/english-proficiency

Admission Procedures

See https://cpage.sfsu.edu/hospitality/apply for detailed instructions on how to apply.

Award of the Certificate

The certificate will be awarded by the dean of the College of Professional & Global Education, and will also be signed by the faculty director of the certificate program. Notice of issuance of the certificate will be entered on the student’s official academic record. Students who have specific educational or career needs may be allowed to vary the selection of courses in the program after consulting with and obtaining written approval from the faculty director. 

Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management - 24 units

All certificate students must take HTM 110 in the first semester unless prior academic study or professional experience demonstrates sufficient knowledge. If approved, another course may be substituted.

HTM 110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
Select One:3
Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage, and Culture in America
The Business of International Tourism
Select One:3
Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality
Food, Wine, and Culture in California
HTM 424Tourism Management3
HTM 457Restaurant Operations3
HTM 458Hospitality Tourism Management Revenue and Cost Control3
HTM 561Hotel Operation Management3
Select One:3
Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management I
Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management II