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Tourism Analytics Graduate Certificate

About the Program

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality (STHM) Tourism Analytics Graduate Certificate is designed for detail-oriented individuals who are driven by the desire to extrapolate the value of the tourism industry.


Ideal for travel and tourism professionals that have a passion for data-driven, detail-oriented work. The 9-credit program will give you the essential tools to understand the value of data so you can go on to improve the travel and tourism industries. 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 great of B or better is received).


Quantitative Methods for Business | 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce you to contemporary elementary applied statistics and to provide you with an appreciation for the uses of statistics in business, economics, everyday life, as well as hands-on capabilities needed in your later coursework and professional employment.

Tourism Economics and Policy | 3 credits
This course focuses on the role that economics and policy play within the tourism industry. The course will focus on specific economic and policy theories that are essential for the tourism industry. Topics include an in depth study of the theory of tourism demand and supply, using a cost-benefit analysis, tax policy impacts, tourism valuation, economic analysis in management, and marketing and policy decisions. The course provides students an environment to become proficient in collecting and understanding economic data and models, determining the value of recreational resources, and analyzing tourism related projects across the private, public, and voluntary sectors of the tourism industry.

Tourism Analytics | 3 credits
This course aims to provide tourism industry professionals with the necessary tools to guide/aid decision making. The course is designed to familiarize students with quantitative data management and analytic skills such as econometric modeling, forecasting, interpretation of results, and development of conclusions, using tourism and hospitality information databases, as well as analytical software. Specific emphasis is given to econometric modeling of tourism assets that have cross and/or spatial dependence, in conjunction with applicable urban economics and finance theories. The course has two main goals: development of skill in the use of advanced data analysis techniques and the development of expertise in the interpretation and communication of their results.



Each year, tuition rates for the subsequent academic year are announced by the Board of Trustees. Rate changes will be posted when official announcements are made in June. Temple University is a state-related institution; therefore, there are different tuition rates for Pennsylvania state residents and out-of-state residents. Students make tuition payments to Temple University at the beginning of each semester.

Financial aid does not apply to graduate certificate programs. For tuition information, see current tuition and fee information on Temple University’s Bursars Office website.

Application Information


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
  • 10+ years of professional work experience
  • Professionals with three to nine years of work experience may submit their resume and a statement about why they are interested in the program for admissions consideration


Students must submit the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Current resume
  • Undergraduate degree transcripts


Fall Semester Deadlines
Online Submissions – August 1

Spring Semester Deadlines
Online Submissions – December 10

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For Admissions Information:
Michelle Rosar
Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment
Phone: 215-204-3315

For Program Specific Information:
Dr. Benjamin Altschuler
Academic Director, Master of Science in Travel and Tourism
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Phone: 215-204-8924