The advanced certificate is intended for students who wish to develop senior-level business and leadership skills in events and meetings professions. Offered jointly by the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and SDSU Global Campus, the advanced certificate is also recognized by Meeting Professional International. Admission to the advanced certificate program does not constitute admission to the master’s degree programs in the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
The advanced certificate requires 12 units; however, the program director may substitute up to six units based upon prior coursework and professional credentials. Prerequisites may also be waived by the instructor or program director based upon prior coursework and experience. Students must complete advanced certificate courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better. With consent of the graduate adviser, advanced certificate courses may apply to a graduate degree in business or hospitality and tourism management with a maximum of nine units applicable to both the advanced certificate and the Master of Science degree in meeting and event management.