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Take the next step in your hospitality career with a graduate certificate in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University. This 100-percent online hospitality management certification will give you the insight, strategies, and skills you need to succeed … and the convenience to pursue your education anytime, anywhere. Plus, every credit earned in your graduate certificate in Hospitality can be applied to one of JWU’s many graduate degree programs in Hospitality. Please note that this is a graduate-level certificate and applicants are required to have already earned an undergraduate degree.

Note: This certificate program is eligible for financial aid. 

Ready to take the next step? Start your application today. 

This program is offered in collaboration with JWU’s College of Hospitality Management.

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Our online programs in hospitality operations were developed in collaboration with industry experts to help you attain the skills necessary to take your career to the next level. You’ll learn to:

  • Take a leadership approach to any management role within your organization
  • Develop strategies for developing and expanding your base of brand-loyal guests
  • Form and apply ethical tactics for mitigating operational challenges within the industry


  • Take advantage of our online format, designed to fit your schedule
  • Learn from faculty with industry experience who integrate theory with practice
  • Acquire real-world exposure through our experiential education model
  • Prepare for leadership opportunities within the hospitality business model
  • Earn credit applicable toward your future JWU graduate degree in hospitality


Coursework for your Graduate Certificate online program in Hospitality includes:

  • Research & Inquiry
  • Hospitality and Tourism Global Issues

Plus, your choice of two of the following courses:

  • Strategic Marketing in Service Dominant Logic
  • Franchising and Licensing
  • Benchmarking and Operations Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Competitive Strategies in Hospitality

Click here for complete course information for the program.

What Can You Do With This CERTIFICATE?

Want to explore careers in this field? Through Lightcast’s Career Coach tool, you can browse careers by degree program and get research-backed information on various industries. You can also take an in-depth assessment to determine career suggestions based on your personal interests. For more information about Hospitality Operations careers, click the Career Coach button below.

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