CSUSM and representatives of the regional water industry have joined forces to develop a unique intermediate level certificate program; one designed to familiarize participants with issues and points of view they might not encounter otherwise. While open to the general public, this program is geared toward individuals already employed in the water industry and wish to advance their supervisory skills and knowledge.
The Foundation is a multi-disciplinary, 500-level pre-MBA program consisting of six 2-unit courses, offered during the 10-week summer session. It is designed as a refresher of basic business courses for those with undergraduate business degrees and as an introduction to business disciplines for those holding undergraduate degrees in non-business disciplines. This 12-unit sequence is required of all entering students. Domestic students with business degrees may petition to waive the Foundation. Admission to the Foundation requires successful completion of the MBA Bridge.
The Core consists of 16 units of advanced graduate courses, as well as a 1-unit Career Planning and Development course. Students who successfully complete the Core earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Core Business Knowledge.
Hospitality and tourism-related businesses make up the largest industry sector in San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties. In recent years, new business strategies and applications have emerged to increase profitability and reduce risk. To address these new concepts and approaches, CSUSM has developed a comprehensive Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Students who want to pursue or enhance a career in this field can choose from several options: