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The Certificate in Hospitality Administration (CHAD) program is designed for non-hospitality majors. Admission to the CHAD program is subject to the minimum Georgia State cumulative GPA required for entrance into RCB upper-level classes. Obtaining the Certificate of Hospitality Administration is based on completion of at least four stipulated undergraduate hospitality courses with a combined GPA of 3.0 for these courses.
The certificate option is available for undergraduate, graduate, and postbaccalaureate students who are not current hospitality majors. Certificates are awarded by the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration to undergraduate and graduate students upon graduation from Georgia State University. For postbaccalaureate students, the certificates are awarded upon completion of the four courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
This certificate focuses on operational aspects of hotels, restaurants, private clubs; meeting, special-event, and trade show management; and managerial functional areas in hospitality such as human resources, marketing, law, and financial analysis.
Specialization options within the certificate program are available. These specialty areas include hospitality operations, aviation management, event management and meeting and tradeshow management. Please visit the School’s website (hospitality.robinson.gsu.edu) to find out about specific requirements for each type of certificate.
Certificate Applications and Fees. Interested students should apply for the certificate program through the School of Hospitality Administration. There are no additional fees required for the Certificate in Hospitality Administration.