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Program at a Glance

Program
Graduate Certificate
College(s)
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Department(s)
Dean's Office HSPMG
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The Graduate Certificate in Destination Marketing and Management provides knowledge and information that facilitates the effective marketing and management of tourist destinations. The certificate covers the strategies for creating integrated destination marketing and management systems, critically reviews those issues and techniques of international tourism management with a particular focus on the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourist development at destinations, and analyzes the quantitative impact of tourism as an industry both within and beyond tourist destinations.

Students learn to synthesize theory and application at the graduate level in order to produce the knowledge base necessary to fully utilize available techniques and strategies for the effective marketing and management of tourist destinations. Students successfully completing this certificate may already be in destination marketing or management positions or seeking such roles in this exciting and growing field.

Please note: Destination Marketing and Management Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Summer
April 1
Fall
July 1

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