Program Description

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The Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management (GCTM) is a nine-credit program comprised of three courses. The program has been designed in collaboration with industry experts, students, faculty and education partners to contain relevant content to provide you with skills in destination development, leadership, sustainability and tourism.

Through the GCTM program you’ll be able to customize your learning by selecting courses that are aligned with your area of interest. This program courses are offered in three delivery models: online, blended and on-campus, providing you a flexible schedule that allows you to further your education while maintaining professional and personal responsibilities. 

If you are thinking of continuing with graduate studies in the field of tourism and hospitality management then the GCTM might be for you. This graduate certificate program ladders fully into the MA in Tourism Management program, enabling those who are unsure about committing to a master's level program, to sample graduate studies.

You’ll select three courses from the list below in addition to taking a required online noncredit orientation course (TRMNOT), which will provide guidelines for studying at the graduate level, introduce you to our online learning platform and connect you with your fellow cohort members.

  • TRMNOT: Orientation to Tourism Graduate Studies (Required)
  • IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management
  • IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • IHMN550: Research Methodology
  • IHMN650: Strategic Planning for Tourism and Hospitality
  • TRMN501: Tourism Leadership
  • TRMN502: Global Tourism
  • TRMN503: Transforming Destinations
  • TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing
  • TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management
  • TRMN507: Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality
  • TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship

To learn more about each course visit the courses page.

Who It’s For

The program is well suited for experienced and emerging leaders looking to enhance their management and leadership expertise in the tourism and hospitality industry. Whether you’re looking to advance into a more senior role, prepare yourself to fill leadership gaps or finally take the first step toward a career change, the School of Tourism and Hospitality will help you realize your potential.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy. To learn more about the application requirements for the program visit our Program Admissions page.