Major ID: 332C
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring
The Event and Meeting Management curriculum focuses on the management of special events planning, organizing activities and timelines, operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Students will receive a solid foundation of business practices related to this growing service industry.
This certificate is intended for those seeking to expand their career paths with the skills necessary to plan unique and effective events and meetings.
According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, there are 245,000 full and part-time jobs, and 4.3 billon dollars in wages in the Leisure and Hospitality sector.
There are a wide variety of employment opportunities including hotel/ lodging operations, restaurant and catering management, travel and tourism, sports, recreation and facilities management, gaming and casino operations, meeting, convention and special event management.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for meeting, convention and event planners is projected to grow 18% from 2021 - 2031.
- Design an event plan utilizing event and planning tools such as checklists, banquet event orders, event software and production schedule.
- Organize project needs regarding scope, resources, cost, schedules, procurement and risks.
- Create and manage an event plan meeting the event’s objectives and providing a positive experience for attendees and other stakeholders.
This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, and online courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.