As hotels, restaurants and bars closed in the Keys, many hospitality workers are now unemployed or working significantly fewer hours. To help those affected, FAU’s nationally ranked hospitality and tourism management program is offering its Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management online and for free.

Beginning April 9, the program will offer five online sessions to teach participants about hospitality law, career competencies, marketing and revenue management, finance fundamentals and service excellence. 

In addition to keeping people positively engaged while they are not at work, the certificate program will help hourly associates, as well as supervisors and executives who work in hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, or any other service-oriented business, be better prepared when they do get back to work.

The hospitality and tourism management program has offered the certificate for more than 10 years at a cost of $900 per participant, but FAU is waiving all fees to help workers weather this unprecedented period. 

FAU’s hospitality and tourism management program was ranked by The Best Schools as one of the Top 30  hospitality programs in the country, and FAU’s executive education programs was ranked No. 1 in Florida by Financial Times.

Visit for more information or to register for the Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Program Details

  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 7
  • Fee: FREE
  • Location: Online
  • Sessions: 5
  • Course Dates: Thursday, April 9; Monday, April 13; Thursday, April 16; Monday, April 20; Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • Hours: 15 Hours, 1.5 CEUs

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