Program Overview

The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University is recognized as the original hospitality business school, and is ranked as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. Students can earn a Business of Hospitality Management certificate completely online through this school. The program is designed for working professionals who may not have the time to attend classes on-campus.

This certificate program includes three eight-week courses. The courses are Hospitality Business Operations, Hospitality Business Management, and Hospitality Leadership. The total cost for these three courses is approximately $3,495. After successfully completing these courses, students will receive three individual program certificates and a management certificate. Within each course will be approximately 15 hours of streaming video presentation, independent assignments, and cumulative course exams.

Students will improve their hospitality-directed skills in accounting, quality service, leadership, foodservices management, facilities, marketing, human resources, information systems, staffing, operations, and financial planning. Information in this program can be used for hospitality professionals in a wide range of areas such as restaurants, corporate offices, and hotels.

The goals of this course are to show students how to effectively manage high-performance teams, perform duties with a quality and service-focused manner, communicate successfully with customers, and learn how to resolve emerging challenges within this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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