About the Program
The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality (STHM) Global Tourism Graduate Certificate is for individuals who want to transform a passion for travel into a gratifying career in the dynamic, trillion-dollar tourism industry.
The Global Tourism Certificate course is 100% online in a mobile-friendly format allowing you to experience education your way. You will also participate in live, weekly online classes enabling engagement with faculty. Plus, all nine credits earned can be applied to a Master of Science in Travel and Tourism.
Completion in Under 3 Months
Courses are five weeks long and include live online sessions that integrate discussion and project-based learning activities in which students break into small groups to solve authentic problems faced by today’s travel and tourism leaders.
Apply Credits to Master's Degree
Students who complete a graduate certificate may apply to the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism during their third course in the certificate program. The nine credits earned from the certificate program will count towards the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism (where a grade of B or higher is received).
The 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Global Tourism is ideal for those who want to turn a passion for travel into a career by learning more about the ever-evolving, diversified global tourism industry. For individuals that want to take their development beyond the certificate, credits earned from this certificate program count towards the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism (where a grade of B or better is received).
This course will focus on the concept of CQ, and provide students with both a theoretical background of this concept, as well as practical approaches to using this concept within the travel and tourism industry. It will begin by exploring the concept of culture and how culture is developed and passed on. Following work on culture, students will engage with Hofstede’s cultural dimensions to understand how cultural differences affect behavior within the travel and tourism industry. After developing this foundational knowledge, the class will explore the concept of CQ. Students will gain an understanding of the CQ construct and the four underlying components of cognition, metacognition, motivation and behavior that make up CQ. Students will learn how CQ is different from other similar forms of intelligence such as social and emotional intelligence. The class will conclude by focusing on strategies for increasing CQ, as well as looking at various case studies on how to measure CQ and the benefits of having a high level of CQ for working in the globalized world of travel and tourism.
- A bachelor’s degree is required for all graduate certificates.
- Students must also meet at least one of the following:
- 3.00 or greater cumulative GPA for all prior college-level coursework
- 5+ years of professional work experience
Application RequirementsApplicants should submit the following:
- Completed application form
- Current resume
- Official transcripts from all institutions at which coursework was attempted and/or completed
- Statement of Interest
- GRE/GMAT (Optional)
International Student Application RequirementsInternational applicants are encouraged to review the Temple University prospective international student application guide and requirements. Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:
- TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (ideal scores are above 90)
- 9.0 (ideal scores are above 10)
- IELTS Academic: 6.5 (ideal scores are above 7.0)
- Duolingo English Test: 110 (ideal scores are above 120)
If you don't meet our language requirements, check out our English+ global tourism certificate program.
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- June 30 – Final Application Deadline
- November 1 – Final Application Deadline