The Event Management Certificate prepares students how to use their combined creative and business skills to manage events such as meetings, conferences, weddings, trade shows, and other gatherings. The well-trained student will be able to determine customer needs within a given budget. The program is designed to provide students with the skills to identify event trends, be aware of customer needs, predict the goods and services needed to host the event, and costing out the required elements.
Graduates of the Event Management Certificate program will be prepared to seek positions such as hotel sales manager, event planner, catering manager, and convention center manager.
The Mission of the Event Management Certificate program is to provide an environment for students to become learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical values necessary in the rapidly changing, culturally diverse event planning fields. Overall the intent of the program is to have experienced industry professional impart their knowledge and technical acumen to students. The approach to education relies heavily on participating in projects that are practical and technical in scope.