The W. A. Franke College of Business2021-2022

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Business Hospitality, Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate serves business majors seeking exposure to the challenges of hospitality management. It includes coursework in guest-service and food-service management, as well as food-and-beverage cost control, with opportunities to explore club management, hospitality revenue management, and resort operations.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Business Hospitality?

While the business industry covers a number of topics that you can choose to work in, having knowledge in a specific area in business, such as hospitality, is one positive way you can set yourself apart in the business world. This certificate is a great way for you to learn about the hospitality industry, while supplementing your passion for business. You will learn the basics about the different sectors within hospitality, and learn how to hone your customer service skills.

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 15
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 121
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
  • 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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