NAU School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Offers New Hospitality Innovative Technology (HIT) Certificate: Transform Your Career with Technology Opportunities for Your Future
“Embark on the new NAU Hospitality Innovative Technology (HIT) certificate to transform your career trajectory.” - Dr. Fred DeMicco, Professor at NAU
The HIT graduates will be competent in numerous competitive skills, including strategic management, project management, and social media/marketing. Graduates will also learn the technical aspects of information technology, including system analysis, data analytics, hospitality information technologies, operation systems, data security, and service systems. Graduates will be the future leaders in hospitality information technology in the specific context of hospitality. Whether in lodging, food services, events, destination, healthcare, retail, etc., HIT graduates will be ready, competent, and competitive.
“The COVID-19 Pandemic prompts the hospitality and tourism industry for innovation, where the hospitality technology plays a role as a game-changer. The Hospitality Innovative Technology (H I T) certificate/credential program is to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to be innovative technology leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.”
- Soyeon Jung, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Hotel & Restaurant Management
“This certificate program is designed to support hospitality and tourism businesses to digitally transform their services and provide engaging, innovative, and effective customer-centric experiences to their guests. You can be a leader in acceleration innovation and digital transformation in the hospitality and tourism industry.”
- Muhittin Cavusoglu, Ph.D., CHE, CHIA Assistant Professor & Director of HDTLab, The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
“Students will learn about the tactical and strategic uses of existing and innovative technology solutions for enhancing the operational performance and competitive advantage of hospitality businesses.”
- Galen Collins, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean, W A Franke College of Business Professor, Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W. A. Franke College of Business
“The innovative technology certificate is designed for the sharpening of your career skill set for advancement in the services business industry including; retail, hospitality, and health with you in mind. It can be transformative for your career acceleration.”
- Dr. Fred DeMicco, Professor at NAU
“Students will learn essential business analytics skills on data mining including regression, classification, cluster analysis, association analysis, and data visualization in the applied business intelligence class. I am looking forward to having an enjoyable class with you together!”
- Dr. Gavin Zhang, Professor of Information Systems and Area Coordinator of Information Systems, The W. A. Franke College of Business
“Learn about the hot topics of Digital Marketing; Revenue Management; Technology, Strategy and Innovation, and Big Data Analytics.” These five applied technology courses will set you apart from your peers for excellent career opportunities and advancement.”
- Dr. Fred DeMicco, Professor at NAU
“There is only one message: You have to upgrade your skills constantly. There will be plenty of good jobs out there in the flat world for people with the knowledge and ideas to seize them.”
- Thomas L. Friedman, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
What Can I Do with a Certificate in Hospitality Innovative Technology?
The H I T certificate/credential program provides students with an in-depth understanding of hospitality information technologies through innovative training and hands-on exercises with industry-leading applications. By successfully completing the program, students can 1) seek better career advancement opportunities and exposure in the hospitality and tourism industry, 2) secure greater financial rewards and incentives, and 3) enhance personal fulfillment, growth, and self-esteem.