The W. A. Franke College of Business2021-2022

Hotel and Restaurant Management

International Tourism Management, Undergraduate Certificate

This interdisciplinary certificate plan connects the dots between international destinations, resorts, events, recreation, etc., and such topics as ecotourism, sustainability, and other global issues.



What Can I Do with a Certificate in International Tourism Management?

The International Tourism Management Certificate provides students with foundational knowledge on the management of tourism businesses and destinations. Students gain background information on the best practices that support trends within the tourism industry. Coursework provides students with professional preparation focusing on the concepts and principles of international travel and tourism; global operations and issues; destination development; ecotourism; and planning for sustainable tourism.
At the completion of this certificate, students will be able to discuss the role that hospitality plays in globalization; explain basic theories of tourism development; describe the positive and negative impacts of tourism on a host community; make recommendations for tourism development; and develop a feasibility study for potential ecotourism projects.
Students who earn this certificate will gain insightful knowledge about tourism trends and issues and the opportunity to explore international career opportunities through the required study abroad program. 

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
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Study Abroad Required

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:

  1. Discuss issues related to why and how hospitality companies expand into the global market place, the role that the hospitality industry plays in globalization, and factors that affect the ability of the hospitality industry to profit from globalization.
  2. Explain basic theories of tourism development with industry professionals.
  3. Describe the positive and negative impacts of tourism on a host community.
  4. Make recommendations for tourism development.
  5. Develop a feasibility study for potential ecotourism projects.


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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