Hospitality Leadership Micro-Certificate

examples of badge graphicsEarners of this certificate will have an understanding of leadership principles, tactics and best practices in hospitality related careers. This certificate is offered in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), providing a stamp of approval from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). It is recognized by hospitality employers as evidence of competency in hospitality knowledge.

This micro-certificate is stackable meaning that students completing all micro-certificates automatically earn the University of Utah Hospitality Operations Certificate and the AHLEI Hospitality Operations Management Certificate.

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Required courses

  • PEPEC 300 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • PEPEC 305 Hospitality Supervision
  • PEPEC 307 Management in PRT (note: this course is not required for the full certificate)

Course descriptions

PEPEC 300 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (part of the Hospitality Leadership mc)

This course will provide an introduction and overview of the hospitality and tourism industry. The primary goal of this course is to acquaint you with the sectors of the hospitality and tourism system, their history, development, and roles in the tourism system, both nationally and internationally. Additionally, the course will review career opportunities in the lodging, food service, and tourism industry.

PEPEC 305 Hospitality Supervision (part of the Hospitality Leadership mc)

Provides students with the principles of supervision as they apply specifically to the hospitality industry. Topics covered include leadership, motivation, effective communications, productivity, conflict, and change.

Micro-certificate details

  • Stackable Micro-certificates - students completing all micro-certificates automatically earn the Hospitality Operations Certificate and the AHLEI Hospitality Operations Management Certificate.
  • Courses utilize existing for-credit University of Utah courses and are taught by University of Utah faculty.
  • These classes are all offered online and meet the requirements set forth by the AHLEI for their Hospitality Operations Certificate. AHLEI is an affiliate and educational arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Courses utilize AHLEI curriculum, exam preparation materials and exams.

Tuition – noncredit tuition for each course is $440.00 / Full certificate cost is $1320.00

  • A $75 fee will be added to each course to cover course materials and exams.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course offering a pay-as-you-go option. Tuition listed above is for the 2018-2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
  • Online courses may have an additional $60 per class fee.
  • Financial aid is not available for this non-credit certificate. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Tax credits and deductions may be available for higher education expenses.
  • For this certificate, installment plans and deferral payment plans are available for non-credit students. For information about tuition payment options visit http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/income/tuitioninfo/tpo/

For more information

Visit the main hospitality operations management website for information about how to apply and other important details.

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