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This Food and Beverage Management Undergraduate Certificate provides students the opportunity to prepare for a career in a variety of food and beverage operations, including hospitality, restaurants, and institutional (e.g. schools, hospitals) food service management. This 24-credit certificate is available to all Mason undergraduate students as well as nonstudents who possess a bachelor’s degree.  The required courses provide exposure to the core business functions needed to succeed in the food and beverage industry.  Students can complement that knowledge with specific electives that further enhance food and beverage skills for a wide array of employment opportunities.


A completed undergraduate certificate may be posted to the transcript only after completion of a bachelor's degree. If applying after earning a bachelor's degree, transcripts from all attended universities must be submitted.

For policies governing all undergraduate certificates, see AP.5.3.5 Undergraduate Certificate Policies.

Banner Code: E1-CERB-FBM

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 24

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.


TOUR 230Introduction to Hospitality Management3
TOUR 310Food and Beverage Management3
TOUR 445Restaurant Management3
NUTR 295Introduction to Nutrition (Mason Core)3
NUTR 315Fundamentals of Cooking3
NUTR 410Introduction to Food Safety and Defense3
Total Credits18


Select 6 credits from the following:6
Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Revenue Management
Wine and Food Tourism
Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Marketing and Sales
Hospitality Human Resources Management
Hospitality Facilities Operations
Total Credits6