Certificate in Tourism Planning and Development
Indiana University Online

Program Details

Indiana University offers the online Certificate in Tourism Planning and Development. With this certificate, students will have a foundation on which he or she can build a career in travel services. Students will gain core skills in global geography, marketing, travel trends, and travel segmentation, as well as experiential learning onboard a cruise line.

Students can expect to take some of the following courses:

  • tourism planning and development
  • tourism policy and sustainability
  • tourism marketing and sales
  • travel trends and destinations
  • cultural heritage tourism
  • cruise line management
  • sports tourism development
  • ecotourism
  • visitor behavior
  • business marketing

This undergraduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.


  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • GPA of 3.0 (general expectation)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Essay

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission