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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 Hospitality and Tourism Technologies provides knowledge and information that facilitates the effective use of existing and emerging technologies in the marketing and management of hospitality and tourism products, services, experiences and electronic channels of distribution. The certificate covers the development, use, and future of hospitality and tourism technologies, the critical role played by social media as a strategy for differentiation, business development and new product/ experience development, and the major perspectives and concepts associated with digital marketing and big data management.

Students learn to synthesize theory and application at the graduate level in order to produce the knowledge base necessary to fully utilize available technological and social media techniques and strategies in the hospitality and tourism industries. Students successfully completing this certificate are likely to be employed in any area of hospitality and tourism that incorporates online booking and reservation systems, e-intermediaries, online travel agencies, digital marketing agencies, social media organizations, destination marketing, hospitality marketing etc.

Please note: Hospitality and Tourism Technologies Graduate Certificate, 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. See http://ucf.edu/online for more information.

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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