Overview

Whether you are a seasoned event manager, or find yourself tasked with event management duties, prepare to meet the needs of the growing meeting and event management field while satisfying industry certificate or continuing education requirements. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for event managers is expected to grow 33% through 2022; faster than the average for all occupations.

Our program was designed to respond to this increased demand for highly skilled professionals to manage the essential aspects and best business practices in this rapidly growing field. Learn from industry experts and get the advantage in the areas of financial and administrative management, marketing, and the tools necessary for organizing meetings, tradeshows, conventions, and more.

Who Should Enroll

This program is ideal for you if you are:

  • Interested in starting a new career in meetings, events, travel, hospitality
  • Charged with handling some or all event and travel duties for your company or organization
  • Preparing for industry certification for the CSEP or CMP designations
  • Wishing to enhance your skills or seeking continuing education units for recertification of your CSEP or CMP

Career Insight

Occupational summary for meeting, convention, and event planners in the United States.

  • Jobs: 97,608 (2016)
  • Projected Growth: 12.40% (2017-2027)
  • Annual Salary: $35k-$63k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Review best practices and current trends for event management
  • Learn to conduct effective event and meeting management research
  • Explore methods for managing volunteers, vendors, caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, and other resources
  • Study budgeting, pricing, and accounting as they relate to event planning

Required Courses (Minimum 9 units)

  • Event Planning Essentials (2 units)
  • Event Risk Management: Financial, Legal, and Ethical Safeguards (1.5 units)
  • Event Operations, Logistics and Communications (2 units)
  • Event Administration and Stakeholder Management (1.5 units)
  • Event Marketing, Fundraising and Sponsorship (2 units)
  • Food and Beverage Essentials for Meeting Planners (1.5 units)
  • Entertainment Arts in Events (2 units)
  • CSEP Exam Preparation (2 units)
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 17, 2019
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