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Food & Beverage Mgmt Certificate - 20 credits

Why Choose a Food & Beverage Management Certificate

This program will give individuals valuable experience in the Food and Beverage industry. This is a field of study that provides options for an immediate entry into the workforce, or the ability to move on to a four-year program.

Skills Acquired

People who have worked in Food and Beverage Management typically perform the following tasks:

  • Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
  • analyze menus
  • analyze recipes
  • use knowledge of food handling rules
  • use government regulations
  • use health or sanitation standards
  • following nutritional practices
  • conduct nutritional or food programs
  • coordinate banquets, meetings or related events
  • determine food and or beverage costs


Normandale's Hospitality Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Careers in Food and Beverage Management

Projected Job Growth

Employment of food service managers is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. Jobseekers with a combination of long-term work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities.

Types of Jobs

Job title examples for Food and Beverage managers included:

  • Banquet Manager
  • Food Service Director
  • Food Service Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Restaurant General Manager


Average State Pay

The average pay in food and beverage management positions in the state of Minnesota is $21.61 per hour ($44,950 annually) according to


Food Service Managers work for businesses that serve food or drinks. They plan or direct the food-preparing or serving activities.

Certificate in Food & Beverage Management

Associate's in Applied Science in Hospitality Management with a certificate in Food and Beverage Management.

Certificates in Hospitality and Tourism may be completed by students working towards an AAS in Hospitality Management. The certificates are also appropriate for students looking to gain knowledge in the hospitality and tourism industry, to either change careers or obtain leadership skills towards a promotion within the industry. At least one-third of the credits required for these certificates must be completed at Normandale. 

Required Courses - 20 credits

Code Title Credits
HSMA 1103 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 4
HSMA 2096 Hospitality Management Internship 2-4
or HSMA 2097 Senior Hospitality Internship 4
or HSMA 2098 International Internship 4
HSMA 2144 Food/Beverage Management and Cost Control 4
HSMA 2150 Revenue Management in Hospitality and Tourism 4
HSMA 2173 Convention and Meeting Planning Management 4

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.