online Undergraduate Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning

This undergraduate certificate is offered entirely online, allowing adult learners the opportunity to fit a specialized undergraduate certificate into their busy lives.

This exciting discipline explains the processes for planning complex meetings and hosting special events. Students learn industry best practices and how to anticipate and solve common planning issues such as environmental concerns, administration, logistics planning, and client culture. The program was designed with the dedicated event planner in mind.

We utilize industry advisory councils to ensure students are learning relevant information that prepares them to meet the demands of the global hospitality industry. Students also interact with practicing instructors. Many are leaders in hospitality management and event planning. They bring their relevant experience in tourism, business, and lodging operations into the online classroom.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the steps involved in planning meetings and special events.
  • Evaluate the administration and logistics of a given event scenario.
  • Explain the environmental concerns involved in managing an event.
  • Analyze elements of a client culture affecting meeting and event planning.

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