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Meeting & Event Management


The current push for more international business relations has increased demand for meeting and event managers capable of managing all details of special events, while making sure that everything runs smoothly and effortlessly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “between 2008-2018, the occupational outlook for meeting and event managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.”

The Meeting & Event Management Specialized Studies Program provides training in financial and administrative aspects, marketing, and best business practices to become an effective event manager. Explore the tools needed to organize professional meetings, tradeshows, conventions, virtual conferences, and other events.

Program Benefits

  • Learn best practices and latest thinking for event design
  • Learn to conduct effective event and meeting management research
  • Learn how to manage volunteers, vendors, caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, and other resources
  • Understand budgeting, pricing, and accounting as they relate to event design

Who Should Attend

Successful meeting and event managers are sociable, passionate, punctual, flexible, organized and graceful under fire. Our program is for you if you are:

  • Interested in starting a new career in meetings, events, travel, sports, tourism or hospitality
  • Charged with handling some or all meeting, event and travel duties for your company or organization
  • Pursuing certification, such as the CSEP or CMP designation
  • Wishing to enhance your skills or seeking continuing education units for recertification of your CSEP or CMP.

Stay Informed About
Meeting & Event Management

Event Marketing, Fundraising and Sponsorship Information Session: The Art of Themes
Recorded 4/1/14
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Event Risk Management Information Session
Recorded 3/13/14
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Meeting & Event Management Education and Career Planning Session
Recorded 2/25/14
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Specialized Studies Award Requirements

To receive the specialized studies award in Meeting & Event Management, complete a minimum of 9 units (90 hours) of core courses with a letter grade of “C” or better within five (5) years of enrolling in the first course. Upon completion of requirements, submit a Request for Specialized Studies form with a non-refundable $35 fee online. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Through Corporate Training, we can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization's specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.