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Casino Management Certificate


Casinos are a fast-growing, fast-paced segment of the leisure economy and intersect with aspects of tourism, entertainment, dining and sports. The Isenberg Casino Management Certificate provides students with an opportunity to learn the industry, review legal and regulatory aspects of gaming, and understand the relationship of the casino industry to the overall tourism environment.

Students are taught by experts in the industry, and earn their certificate after successfully completing five online courses that include Gaming and Social Policy, Casino Management, Personnel Management, and additional management courses. The certification is ideal for employees in the casino industry seeking upper management positions or people seeking a new career in casinos.

The certificate equips individuals for positions in casino management and to take on a variety of roles in the hospitality industry. So ante up, double down and enroll today. Because in all honesty, our Certificate in Casino Management is no gamble.

Program Details

Required Curriculum: A total of 15 credits in five courses (3 credits per course) are required. Students may also take courses without pursuing the certificate. Class pre-requisites will be waived for students in the certificate program.

  • HT-MGT 260    Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • HT-MGT 317    Casino Management
  • HT-MGT 334    Special Events Management or HT-MGT 337 Meeting, Convention & Exposition Management
  • HT-MGT 356    Beverage Management
  • HT-MGT 419    Gaming and Social Policy

Certificate requirements: The certificate is awarded to students completing the required courses with passing grades in each course (a combined minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0). All courses must be taken through UMass Amherst.


Certificate classes are $525 per credit, or $1,575 per course. There is an additional nonrefundable registration fee of $45 each term. Fees are the same for in-state, out-of-state and non-U.S. students.


Applicants must have completed 24 credits of college level coursework or 2 years of relevant industry experience. The HTM certificate application can be found here and is accepted on a rolling basis. Before you apply or while your application is being processed, you have the option to try a class.

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