The W. A. Franke College of Business2021-2022

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hospitality Accounting, Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate serves hospitality majors who wish to pursue this essential area of hotel, restaurant, and affiliated services. Entry into this program requires the successful passing of a skills assessment as a preface to the included accounting coursework.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Hospitality Accounting?

It was once said that "accounting is the language of business; the better you understand it, the better you will be in business."  Do you have a passion for numbers and people at the same time? Then this might be the certificate for you. While the hospitality industry focuses heavily on guest satisfaction, there is also the accounting side of hospitality that is just as important. By choosing to complete certificate you will have the chance to learn how to better understand the relationship between accounting and the hospitality industry, as well as learn how to manage the finances of a hospitality company.

University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 21
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) offers more than a dozen undergraduate certificates, some of which are open to all Northern Arizona University students.

    For a list of certificates open to non-business majors, contact the Office of Academic Services in the FCB. 

    The FCB does not accept upper-division transfer credits from programs not accredited by the AACSB (such as the University of Phoenix or the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAU).

    You must complete 6 units of certificate coursework that are not used in your major, minor, or other certificates, and you must complete at least 60% of certificate coursework at Northern Arizona University.

Certificate Requirements
  • To complete this certificate you must successfully complete a skills assessment as a prerequisite for ACC 300 and ACC 355. Additionally, you must be a declared Hotel and Restaurant Management Major to complete this certificate.

  • You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.

  • This certificate may only be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program. This certificate is not available as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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