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Certificate in Casino Management


The goal of the Casino Management Certificate is to develop proficiencies in casino resort operations management.  The certificate program is designed for business/non-major students interested in casino resort management careers, gaming professionals seeking professional development opportunities and hospitality and tourism professionals and educators seeking to re-skill and expand their knowledge in casino resort management.  Certification course credits can be applied toward B.S.B.A. in Tourism (Casino Resort Management), B.S.B.A. in Tourism, and B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism, and as electives for the University’s College of Business degree programs.

Endorsed by the Mississippi Casino Operators Association, the certification features a business-education partnership instructional model, iPASS® (Industry Professionals Assistance in Student Success). Courses are offered every Fall and Spring so participants can potentially complete the certification within a year. The instructional approach is hi-touch with live videoconferencing interaction, project mentoring, and guest lectures by casino executives affiliated with major gaming corporations such as Caesars/Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Ameristar, and more. Participants enjoy interactive and synergistic learning through discussion boards and communications with instructors and peers through social media technology.

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