• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $279.03
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $957.58

Tourism Planning and Development

Undergraduate Certificate

*Courses for this certificate program are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.

Travel planning is an essential skill for anyone wanting to pursue a career in destination marketing organizations, tourist attractions, travel businesses, and tourist leisure services.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Tourism Planning and Development explores courses in tourism planning and development, tourism policy and sustainability, tourism marketing and sales, and travel trends and destinations. You select elective courses on such topics as cultural heritage tourism, cruise line management, sports tourism development, ecotourism, visitor behavior, business marketing, and nonprofit management and leadership.

As a student in the program, you gain core skills in global geography, marketing, travel trends, and travel segmentation, as well as experiential learning onboard a cruise line. Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will have a foundation on which you can build a career in travel services.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Travel Planning and Development prepares you for such careers as:

  • Travel agent 
  • Corporate travel consultant 
  • International travel consultant 
  • Auto travel counselor 
  • Tour coordinator 
  • Tour sales representative 
  • Cruise director 
  • Travel customer service representative 
  • Reservations agent 
  • Ticketing agent 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Travel Planning and Development, you must complete 18 to 19 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Travel planning and development core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Travel planning and development elective courses (6 credit hours) 
  • Industry internship recommended (1 credit hour)  

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:  

         IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions

         Cavanaugh Hall 147

         425 University Boulevard 

         Indianapolis, IN 46202 


Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15

Courses

Core
  • TCEM-T 107Tourism Planning and Development3 Credits
  • TCEM-T 207Tourism Policy and Sustainability3 Credits
  • TCEM-T 307Tourism Marketing and Sales3 Credits
  • TCEM-T 382Travel Trends and Destinations3 Credits
Elective
  • BUS-M 300Business Marketing3 Credits
  • BUS-M 200Marketing and Society3 Credits
  • BUS-M 371 Marketing: Integrated Experience3 Credits
  • SPEA-V 362Nonprofit Management and Leadership3 Credits
  • TCEM-G 299Special Topics in Tourism: Tourist Behavior3 Credits
  • TCEM-G 309Cruise Line Management3 Credits
  • TCEM-T 234Cultural Heritage Tourism3 Credits
  • TCEM-T 319 Sports Tourism Development3 Credits
  • TCEM-T 483 Ecotourism3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $279.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $837.09
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.

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