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Spa Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Spa Management Certificate

The Spa Management certificate is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills required for successful employment in the spa industry at a supervisory or management level. Emphasis is placed on retail merchandising, exceeding guest expectations, spa operations and the role of management.

Spa Management leads to career opportunities such as: spa director, spa management, product & sales management, and front desk concierge manager within hotels, resorts, wellness centers and more. 

The spa services industry in the US includes about 20,000 facilities with combined annual revenue of about $15 billion, according to the International SPA Association.

Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate College of Business (COB) certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major. The certificate will be granted upon completion with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher in the courses designated for the certificate.

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.

Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate: 

  • Unless it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, applicants need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA. An advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office. 

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor, will this certificate be granted if more than 6 of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Hospitality Management Program
1319 Cramer Circle/WCO 106
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone (231) 591-2382

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Guest Service Management
Spa Operations and Management
Principles of Retailing
Retail Merchandising
Consumer Behavior
Minimum Credit Hours Required: