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Hospitality Management Certificate

Location(s): In Person and Online


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Program Overview

Major ID: 300C

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Hospitality Management curriculum focuses on the management of today’s exciting hospitality and entertainment industries. Students will receive a solid foundation of business practices related to this growing service industry. Courses will examine organizations and careers in lodging, tourism, sports, entertainment, event, and meeting management.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job Outlook projects a job growth for Lodging Managers of 18% and 10% growth for Food Service Managers thru 2031. MN Deed projects Employment growth in Leisure and Hospitality of 4.8%.

Employment opportunities including hotel/lodging operations, restaurant, and catering management, travel and tourism, sports, recreation and entertainment management, gaming, and casino operations, meeting, conference, and special event management.

Skills and abilities developed in this certificate include communication, leadership, decision making, problem solving, team, interpersonal and innovation.

The hospitality industry provides ample opportunity for students to gain valuable management experience that is transferable to other businesses and industries.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply management principles to create effective and efficient practice in managing a hospitality team.
  2. Resolve personal and service conflicts using best resolution and recovery practices.
  3. Identify the interrelated nature of hospitality including lodging, food and beverage, travel, recreation, and entertainment.

Program Faculty

Craig Maus
craig.maus@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1531

Program Requirements


Course Sequence


The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

The following courses are not offered every semester.

Fall Semester Only

The following courses are offered fall semester only.

  • HSPM 1410 Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • HSPM 2420 Hotel and Lodging Operations

Spring Semester Only

The following courses are offered spring semester only.

  • HSPM 1440 Event Management and Planning
  • BUSN 1446 Sales and Account Management

All other courses are offered both fall and spring semester.

Total Semester Credits: 12


Total Semester Credits: 12


Total Program Credits: 24


The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 225+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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