Certificate Programs 

Certificate programs in the Department of Management and Marketing require 12 credit hours and are composed of courses specific to an area of study.  All classes leading to a certificate must be taken for credit, and courses cannot be counted towards more than one certificate.

Eligibility
Only non-majors are eligible for certificates.  For example, a marketing major is not eligible for a certificate in marketing, but would be eligible for a certificate in management.  Otherwise, a student can complete a certificate program regardless of their major.

Procedure
Students are designated as "certificate students" when they submit an intent to complete certificate form.  Please print and complete the form and mail or deliver it to the Department of Management and Marketing at FHSU:

Department of Management and Marketing
College of Business and Leadership
Fort Hays State University
501 S. Campus Drive
Hays, KS  67601

Upon completion of certificate requirements (demonstrated by the student submitting an official FHSU transcript to the department), the department chair will authorize the issuance of a printed certificate. Please note that certificate programs are not noted on a student's official transcript; however, completion of a certificate should be included on a student’s resume to demonstrate attainment of a level of education in a management or marketing related discipline which is more than completing a certain number of academic courses. 

*Click here to find printable certificate forms (Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the certificate of your choice.)

Program Requirements
A student must complete certificate requirements with a 2.0 GPA at Fort Hays State University in one of the following programs: Business Law, Customer Service, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Tourism & Hospitality Leadership, Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Tourism & Hospitality Marketing.

Business Law

  • GBUS 204 Business Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 403 Commercial Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 404 Business Organizations & Government Regulations (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    PHIL 310 Philosophy of Law (3 Credit Hours)
    POLS 320 Introduction to the Law (3 Credit Hours)
    AGRI 321 Agricultural Law (3 Credit Hours)
    JUS 331 Criminal Law (3 Credit Hours)
    SOCW 615 Topics in Social Work: Social Work and the Law (3 Credit Hours)
    POLS 620 Constitutional Law (3 Credit Hours)
    COMM 626 Communication in Ethics and Law (3 Credit Hours)
    INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (3 Credit Hours)
    ECFI 670 Estate Planning (3 Credit Hours)
    GBUS 673 Problems: Employment Law (3 Credit Hours)

Customer Service

  • MKT 301 Marketing Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 302 Strategic Selling (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 403 Retail Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 603 Customer Service & Relationship Management (3 Credit Hours)

Human Resource Management

  • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 612 Recruitment, Selection, and Retention (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 613 Total Compensation (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 614 Training and Development (3 Credit Hours)

Management

  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 3 of the following:
    MIS 304 Management Information Systems I (3 Credit Hours)
    MGT 403 Business, Society, Ethics (3 Credit Hours)
    MGT 410 Organizational Behavior/Development (3 Credit Hours)
    MGT 411 Applied Management Skills (3 Credit Hours)
    MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)

Marketing

  • MKT 301 Marketing Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 3 of the following:
    MKT 302 Strategic Selling (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 403 Retail Management (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 601 Consumer Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 604 Marketing Research (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 606 International Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 608 Database Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 609 Strategic Electronic Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 673D Sports Marketing (3 Credit Hours)

Operations Management

  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 602 Production and Operations Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 2 of the following:
    MGT 601 Project/Program Management (3 Credit Hours)
    MGT 608 Total Quality Management (3 Credit Hours)
    GBUS 673 Supply Chain Management (3 Credit Hours)
    GBUS 673 Foundations in Lean Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Tourism & Hospitality Leadership

  • THM 620 Principles & Practices in THM (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 306 Leadership and Team Dynamics (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    THM 621 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, and Events Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 624 Hotel and Resort Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 625 International Hospitality: Problems & Planning (3 Credit Hours)

Tourism & Hospitality Management

  • THM 620 Principles & Practices in THM (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 2 of the following:
    THM 621 Tourism & Hospitality Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 622 Service and Operations Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, and Events Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 624 Hotel and Resort Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 625 International Hospitality: Problems & Planning (3 Credit Hours)

Tourism & Hospitality Marketing

  • THM 620 Principles & Practices in THM (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM 621 Tourism & Hospitality Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 2 of the following:
    MKT 301 Marketing Principles (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 603 Customer Service & Relationship (3 Credit Hours)
    MKT 606 International Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    COMM 208 Communication and the Information Society (3 Credit Hours)
    COMM 347 Advertising (3 Credit Hours)
    INT 250 Introduction to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)

Tourism & Hospitality Leadership (Graduate/Industry)

  • THM 620 Principles & Practices in THM (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 800 Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 807 Leadership in Teams and Collaborative Environments (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    THM 621 Tourism & Hospitality Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, and Events Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 624 Hotel and Resort Management (3 Credit Hours)
    THM 625 International Hospitality: Problems and Planning (3 Credit Hours)