Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management - College of Business and Economics (CBE)  

Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management

What is a Graduate Certificate? 

The  Graduate Certificate is an advanced and specialized program designed for individuals who have already completed a bachelor's degree. This certificate is distinctly positioned at the graduate level, showcasing a higher level of academic rigor and specialization compared to basic certificates or undergraduate programs.


The Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management (GCTHM) is a 2-semester (12 months) program offered by the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics (CBE). 

The program welcomes individuals aspiring to pursue a fulfilling career in the dynamic field of tourism and hospitality management. Offering a comprehensive approach, it equips students with the essential skills needed to excel in the industry by delving into the core principles of management. Participants will gain a competitive edge through a thorough exploration of fundamental management concepts.

The program is designed to empower graduates for their next career advancement, fostering the development of crucial skills and expertise required for managerial-level professionals. This includes cultivating advanced business acumen, strategic insight, high-level management skills, and specialized industry knowledge. Participants will be well-equipped to take on leadership roles and navigate the complexities of their respective fields with confidence and competence.



The program is thoughtfully designed to cater to a diverse audience, including:

Entrepreneurs: Individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations in the hotel and hospitality industry will find the program tailored to meet the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in launching and managing hospitality ventures. The program is designed to empower participants to navigate the challenges of the highly competitive business landscape, helping them avoid pitfalls and ensure a successful venture. 

Tour Operator Business Professionals: The curriculum is crafted to address the specific needs of professionals in the tour operator business, equipping them with the skills and insights necessary for effective management and growth within this sector.

HORECA Industry: The program is ideal for middle and upper management and frontline and top-tier staff personnel in the HORECA (Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering) industry, providing them with advanced knowledge and strategic perspectives essential for leadership roles.

Destination Management Specialists: Individuals specializing in destination management will find the program tailored to their needs, offering advanced training and insights specific to this crucial aspect of the tourism and hospitality sector.

All Interested Candidates with a BA Degree: The program is open to all candidates possessing a Bachelor's degree, offering a valuable opportunity for individuals from diverse educational backgrounds to augment their academic and practical knowledge in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Our classes follow a hybrid approach, combining both offline and online sessions to accommodate participants from different regions of Armenia, allowing flexibility in scheduling. Some courses will be offered in both English and Armenian to encourage participation from regional businesses. While the majority of the coursework can be completed remotely, students are required to be physically present in the classroom for final exams and presentations. 


Quantitative 1
English 1
Fall Semester
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality 1
Foundations of Accounting 2
Hospitality/Operations Management 3
Spring Semester
Strategic and Financial Planning in Tourism  Hospitality 2
Marketing and Sales in Tourism and Hospitality  3