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College of Education, Health and Human Services

Hospitality Management

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
20
Approximate Tuition Cost
$6,700
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Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Program Overview

The Hospitality Management undergraduate certificate provides entry-level management skills for those interested in employment or a career in the field. The certificate articulates into Kent State’s bachelor’s degree in hospitality and event management.

Certificates are also an excellent opportunity for students looking to ease into a degree program or for students currently working on a degree. Since each certificate program works differently in terms of time to completion, scheduling, delivery method, and financial aid, it’s best to talk to an academic advisor to get all the details!

Program Structure

  • 20 minimum total credits
  • 7 courses

Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates

Aug
21
Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Jan
16
Classes Begin
Spring 2023 Semester
Aug
19
Classes Begin
Fall 2024

Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Courses

Courses for the certificate can be found at the link below:

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Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$325.80 Lower Division Courses (16 ch)

$381.90 Upper Division Courses (4 ch)

$977.40 Lower Division Courses

$1,145.70 Upper Division Courses

$6,700 part-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$335.80 Lower Division Courses (16 ch)

$391.90 Upper Division Courses (4 ch)

$1,007.40 Lower Division Courses

$1,175.70 Upper Division Courses

$6,900 part-time2

1The $325.80 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $381.90 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester. This certificate was calculated at 16 credits at lower division ($5,212.80) and 4 credits at upper division ($1,527.60) as an average. The flat-rate semester fee of $3,585.10 for LOWER division courses and $4,201.50 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester.

2The $335.80 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $391.90 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester, PLUS a $10 surcharge per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). This certificate was calculated at 16 credits at lower division ($5,372.80) and 4 credits upper division ($1,567.60) plus the $10 surcharge per credit as an average.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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