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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Certificate in Management for Hospitality Professionals

Essential Business Knowledge to Enable Results-Driven Leadership

Is your company ready to take full advantage of growth opportunities in the rapidly changing hospitality and tourism industries? Ensure that your future leaders and rising stars have the knowledge and tools they need to thrive. This unique certificate program developed by the Merage School and The Collins College of Hospitality Management offers essential business and industry expertise to empower individuals and organizations in a dynamic industry.

Participant Profile

  • High-potential, mid-career professionals from hotels, restaurants, entertainment and theme parks, trade associations, cruise lines, DMOs
  • Operations leaders (e.g., GMs or Assistant GMs, District Managers, Sales, F&B, etc.)
  • Staff leaders (local, district, regional offices)

Program Objectives

Prepare graduates to drive the strategic, sustainable growth of the hospitality and tourism industries and the success of their individual enterprises by:

  • Viewing the hospitality and tourism industries as an integrated system of suppliers, customers, and competitors
  • Redefining leadership in an environment that requires collaboration and cross-functional excellence
  • Applying tools and frameworks to develop and lead optimized planning and decision-making
  • Enhancing opportunities to maximize customer experience
  • Driving effective partnerships throughout the extended enterprise

 Program Schedule

  • Eight modules featuring thirty-two hours of classroom interaction
  • All sessions occur on the UC Irvine campus
  • Instruction by world-renowned faculty from Collins College and the Merage School in conjunction with experienced business leaders from the hospitality and tourism community

Class schedule

Program Dates

(Tuesdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Session1: September 16, 2014
  • Session 2: September 23, 2014
  • Session 3: October 7, 2014
  • Session 4: October 21, 2014

 Course Fee

 The all-inclusive course fee includes the following:

  • Instruction
  • Course materials
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Parking on UC Irvine campus
  • UC Irvine certificate upon completion
  • *Discounted pricing is available to Subscriber companies. Students must satisfactorily complete all modules to qualify for certificate.

About the Office of Executive Education

The Office of Executive Education is the continuing education component of The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. The intent is to provide ongoing quality management education to leaders in organizations faced with complex problems in rapidly changing, multi-cultural, technological, and competitive environments. We design specialized programs of study that enable participants to increase their management education and skills to stay on the cutting-edge of business.

Programs and services are offered in the following areas:

  • Open Enrollment Programs
  • Corporate Subscriber Programs
  • Custom Program


Valerie Nellen, Ph.D.
Executive Director | Office of Executive Education
UC Irvine | The Paul Merage School of Business
Desk: 949.824.6549 |