Students who complete a degree program for casino management are eligible for entry-level positions and can then pursue positions of authority after gaining several years of experience and on-the-job training.
Schools with Casino Programs
Here are a few schools from around the country that offer programs in casino management or hospitality management:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees (2015-2016, In-State)*|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's||$2,834|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$6,943 (undergraduate), $5,500 (graduate)|
|University of Massachusetts||Amherst, MA||4-year, Public||Certificate, Bachelor's, Doctoral||$14,171 (undergraduate), $14,754 (graduate)|
|Drexel University||Philadelphia, PA||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, Master's||$48,791 (undergraduate), $31,519 (graduate)|
|College of Southern Nevada||Las Vegas, NV||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$2,805 (in-state)|
|SUNY Broome Community College||Binghamton, NY||2-year, Public||Associate's||$4,721 (in-state)|
|Northwest Indian College||Bellingham, WA||4-year, Public||Award of Completion, Associate's||$4,407|
|Northampton Community College||Bethlehem, PA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$3,990 (in-district), $8,700 (in-state)|
|Schenectady County Community College||Schenectady, NY||2-year, Public||Associate's||$4,054 (in-state)|
School Selection Criteria
When looking at the various casino management programs students should take in consideration the following criteria:
- Prior to choosing their casino schools, prospective students must decide how much time they would like to invest in their education, and what type of degree they'd like to earn.
- A student enrolled in a bachelor's degree programs should take additional courses in areas such as casino marketing, casino financial accounting, casino customer service, casino law and security compliance.
- Students based in high-tourist areas may gain more prestigious internship and work opportunities and have greater options for employment upon graduation.
- Core courses common to both associate's and bachelor's degree programs address casino surveillance and security, hospitality law, human resources management, gaming principles and accounting, all of which can enhance one's knowledge in preparation for their career.
Numerous education options are available for individuals wanting to pursue a career in casino management, ranging from certificate programs to doctoral degrees. Students should keep factors such as practical opportunities, coursework and location into consideration while choosing a training program.