Event management is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding profession. Employment is across industry sectors, such as manufacturing, non-profit, hospitality, information technology, healthcare, retail, or government. Students learn invaluable skills in planning successful meetings and events, marketing through social media, contracts, negotiation, project management, partnership development, fundraising and so much more! As a graduate of the Event Management program you will be prepared for employment as a meeting and travel planner, event manager, wedding planner, meeting services manager, event marketing coordinator, festival event manager, fundraising coordinator, conference, and trade show planner, and catering coordinator.
A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
- Conference and Travel Service Managers
- Convention and Visitors Bureau Specialist
- Convention / Event Sales & Service
- Corporate Meeting and Events Manager
- Destination Specialist / Wedding Planner
- Event Assistant / Coordinator
- Exposition and Events Planner
- Marketing and Special Event Manager
- Meeting Planner / Coordinator
Requirements for Program Entry
- Completed application.
- High school transcript or equivalent.
Students following the study plan below will complete the Event Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
- 10-102-158 Business Principles
- 10-104-110 Marketing Principles
- 10-801-136 English Composition
- 10-104-124 Marketing Presentations
- 10-104-101 Selling Principles
- 10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
- 10-105-101 Career Planning
- 10-104-191 Customer Service
- 10-182-111 Lean Operations
- 10-196-188 Project Mgmt Fundamentals
- 10-109-139 Exposition and Conventions
- 10-104-119 Social Media Marketing
- 10-804-134 Mathematical Reasoning
- 10-101-184 Business Finance/Budgeting
- 10-106-162 Meeting/Event Management Fund
- 10-109-137 Event Registration & Housing
- 10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
- 10-196-164 Supervisors-Personal Skills
- 10-105-103 Career Preparation
- 10-182-131 Negotiations
- 10-104-169 Prof Sales: Long-Term Partner
- 10-104-125 Event Marketing
- 10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
- 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
- 10-109-199 Hosp Tour Career Experience
- Apply project management strategies to a meeting or event.
- Manage financial resources.
- Design a meeting or event.
- Promote a meeting or event.
- Manage risk management plan.
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.